Date Flavored Nut Milk

All kinds of plant-based milks are popular right now. Our recipe shows you how to kick things up a notch by making your own, flavored with DateME date paste and a dash of vanilla. We tried walnut and cashew variations, delicious with the natural sweetness of date paste.

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Ingredients

Using Walnut Milk:
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3½ cups water
  • ¼ cup DateME Date Paste
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Using Cashew Milk:
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. DateME Date Paste
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. For each of the nut milks, pour the nuts into a container or jar and cover them with water. Allow them to soak for 4 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Drain the nuts and pour them along with the water, date paste, vanilla extract, and salt into a blender. Blend the mixture together for about 30-45 seconds.
  3. Use cheesecloth, a nut milk bag, or a fine strainer to strain the nut milk.
  4. Optionally, scrape the remaining nut pulp out of the cheesecloth or strainer and put it back into the blender. Add a little additional water and strain again.
  5. Store the date flavored nut milk in an airtight jar and use within 3-4 days.

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