If you’ve been hanging around this blog for any amount of time, you may have noticed I do a lot of cooking with coconut milk. With two in my family allergic to cow dairy, coconut milk is our go-to milk alternative. But there are other non-dairy milk alternatives, like rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk. And for those of us who aren’t up to making their own (me! me!), Silk Creamy Cashew is now available in Canada!
We’re in the middle of a cold snap right now, so last weekend I made some hot chocolate for the family with our Silk Creamy Cashew. The mildly nutty and creamy flavour worked really well in the hot chocolate, and for once hubs and Keira were both able to enjoy a mug of hot chocolate yumminess too! It was super easy to make. I just substituted the Silk Creamy Cashew for regular milk. I threw in some mini marshmallows, and the kids LOVED it!
Cashew milk isn’t only for dairy allergies though. Just like dairy milk, Silk Creamy Cashew is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D. In fact, it has just as much calcium as dairy milk and only 60 calories per serving. That’s 33% less than skim milk! It’s creamier than dairy milk too, which makes it a great substitute in recipes that call for that – like hot chocolate on a cold wintry day!
- 2 cups Silk Creamy Cashew milk
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- dash of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 oz. dark chocolate pieces (optional for extra chocolatey flavour)
- Heat a few tablespoons of cashew milk in a small pot over medium heat. Whisk in cocoa powder and cinnamon until it forms a smooth paste.
- Add the remainder of the cashew milk, whisking the entire time.
- Add vanilla extract and honey to taste. If using dark chocolate, break into pieces and add to hot chocolate.
- Heat on stove until chocolate pieces are melted and milk is steaming hot, whisking frequently.
- Add a few mini marshmallows on top or try adding a couple of teaspoons of Irish cream liqueur for a more adult treat.
Do you ever use non-dairy milk substitutes? Would you try cashew milk?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.