Our office mate, Nate, loves dates. This past weekend he stumbled upon a DIY vanilla cashew milk by @easyanimalfree which uses dried dates in place of sugar. Nate loved it so much, he had to share it with the whole office, and WE loved it so much, we had to share it with you!
The cashew milk is delicious by itself, but we needed a caffeinated kick, so we added coffee and turned it into an Iced Vanilla Cashew Latte.
1 cup raw cashews
4 cups water
1/2 cup dried, pitted dates (we used F2K dates and had to remove the pits first)
1.5 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon
Freshly brewed coffee
We combined raw cashews, water, dried dates, vanilla, and a pinch of salt into a high-powered blender until smooth. Then poured our cashew milk into a cup filled with ice and coffee and topped it with a dash of cinnamon.
You should give this drink a go! If you want to see the original recipe, go to: http://bit.ly/2EJ9qJx