1 1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews
4 cups water
4 soft dates
2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a glass jar or in your blender with a lid on and let soak for 4-6 hours. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. My Vitamix makes a nice creamy result. Store in refrigerator and shake before each use.
You can also spice this milk up with 1/2 tsp cinnamon or a 1/2-1tsp Chai mix.
Chai Spice mix: 1tsp cardamom, 1tsp all spice, 2tsp cinnamon, 1tsp clove, 3 tsp ground ginger for a Chai Cashew milk.
If you are trying to avoid dairy this milk is a great replacement! Can be used solo, in recipes or in your morning cup of joe!