Homemade Cashew Milk and The Froothie Optimum G2.1

Homemade Cashew Milk and The Froothie Optimum G2.1 High Powered Blender

Homemade Cashew Milk

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I closed the lid on my blender and prayed that everything would go well. It had been on the blink for a while now, but as I only wanted a basic smoothie, surely it would be able to cope? I watched as it spluttered and choked on the contents and, before I knew it, I was racing out the back door with said blender smoking. Into the bin went the charred remains. I’ve never had much luck with blenders but to be fair, it’s my own fault…this is what is to be expected when you buy a cheap one and then test it beyond its limits. As for food processors, my impatience means I dislike cleaning them and changing the blades to suit whatever I’m making. I came to the conclusion that I finally needed a blender that could cope with my exacting kitchen requirements.

Homemade Cashew Milk and The Froothie Optimum G2.1

Introducing the new Froothie Optimum G2.1 Platinum Series blender, a sophisticated high quality blender that can grind nuts into butter and milk, make sauces and hot soups using friction heat, and even whip up smoothies and slushies. This silver machine touched down in my kitchen last month and I’ve been putting it through its paces with excellent results. 

LED TOUCHSCREEN PANEL

It is so simple to use with its automatic 6 preset programs. The LED touchscreen lights up when the appliance is switched on. You then choose which program you want and hit start, it’s that easy. There is also a pulse button and you can choose manual mode by pressing the speed and time settings and pick your desired speed/time. I started first with a banana coconut smoothie and I’m delighted to report that the end result was delicious and satisfying. I noted that it was like getting a smoothie from a smoothie bar, which comes as no surprise considering this blender is intended for commercial use as well.

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DRY/WET JUG

The one thing that drives me mad about my food processor is how awkward it is to click into place. I was very pleased to see the jug for the Optimum sits in place without any need for twisting and turning (or tutting). There is no need for separate jugs, as the Froothie Optimum 2 litre jug can be used for both and is BPA free. 

ALL ABOUT THAT BASE

The durable carbon brush motor is a whopping 2,611 watts, with stainless steel 6 blade assembly. Simple and convenient, the Optimum can cut through the thickest ingredients with ease and within minutes.  For those concerned about safety, the Optimum has an inbuilt sensor that automatically turns off the motor if it overheats. There is a trip switch on the base that you can use to switch the blender back on once it has cooled down sufficiently. 

I can’t personally compare the Froothie to any other high speed blender because, like I said, I’ve only ever owned cheap ones. However, the stats themselves pitted against the Vitamix speak volumes:

Homemade Cashew Milk

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EXTRAS

The Froothie Optimum G2.1 comes with: a heavy duty tamper (although I have not needed it yet); a recipe booklet featuring 80 recipes; a nut milk bag; and a 10 year warranty on the motor/5 years of parts. There are 3 colours to choose from, black, red or silver. 

 

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The Optimum is quality you can trust, a kitchen appliance worth investing in. Especially if, like me, you have wasted a lot of money and time on various low quality blenders. You can preorder one now and the good news is, you can purchase it for Β£429, a saving of Β£170 if you hurry! This offer expires on the 30th April, after which it will go back to its normal price of Β£599. 

HOMEMADE CASHEW MILK

I have always wanted to make my own nut milks and I am so pleased that I can now do so with the Optimum G2.1. It is very simple to make with a high powered blender. I soaked the nuts overnight and then the following morning blended it with 750ml of water, resulting in a delicious dairy free milk you can add to your porridge or coffee (I love it in coffee!). There is no need to strain it using a nut milk bag either, that’s the beauty of cashew milk. 

Homemade Cashew Milk
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Homemade Cashew Milk is a flavoursome alternative to dairy milk and quicker and simpler to make than some other nut milks. Perfect to add to your breakfast cereal, smoothies and coffee. Made in the Froothie Optimum G2.1.
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Cook Time
1 min
Cook Time
1 min
Ingredients
  1. 200g cashew nuts soaked overnight
  2. 2 medjool dates, pitted
  3. 750ml water
Instructions
  1. Place the cashew nuts along with the dates and water into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
  2. For blending in the Froothie Optimum G2.1, simply press the 'nut milk' preset function and you will have delicious cashew milk in a minute.
Notes
  1. You can add more or less dates depending on how sweet your prefer it to be.
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Homemade Cashew Milk

I am a Froothie Ambassador and was sent a Froothie Optimum G2.1 for review. This means that From Plate to Pen will have plenty of posts showing some of the things I make in the silver machine. It also means that if you buy an Optimum G2.1 using this link, it won’t cost you any more, but I will get a small commission.  All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Leave a Reply

    Whitney
    May 7, 2016

    I love making almond milk already. Excited to add this to the list. Great post!

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      Sarah Montgomery
      May 9, 2016

      It is easier than making almond milk (no need to strain through a bag). Let me know how you get on and thanks for your comment!

  2. Leave a Reply

    Will G
    May 6, 2016

    OH MY GOSH! I love cashew milk! Making your own milk is way better than store bought! Good work!!

    • Leave a Reply

      Sarah Montgomery
      May 9, 2016

      It really is better than the shop bought variety and worth investing in a high quality blender like the Froothie Optimum G2.1 for the job.

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    Stuart
    May 5, 2016

    Love the look of this blender and the cashew milk. I bet it was delicious

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    Manjiri C K
    May 1, 2016

    I am yet to make nut milk in my new Optimum G.21 but I agree it is a thing of beauty and so easy to use and easier to clean and maintain. I use it everyday! Am trying various types of milks at the moment and currently in love with chocolate Oat milk ummm

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    Leslie Rossi
    April 24, 2016

    i’m always making my own nut milk. so much better than store bought.

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    Katie Bryson
    April 21, 2016

    I really need to make this in my froothie, as i’ve been meaning to for ages and just not got around to it. I love that you’ve put dates in with the cashews… bet it tastes heavenly.

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    Sophie
    April 20, 2016

    Hi. Thanks for this recipe! I’m always looking for new liquids to add to my smoothies. I try not to drink regular cows milk.

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    Wendy
    April 20, 2016

    This looks so amazing! I have made almond milk before and I need to try cashew milk.

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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    April 19, 2016

    Wow this looks so good, amazing how a good blender can just power through things. I have a cheap rubbish one and can only dream of making cashew milk in a minute! One day I will get one though and try this out.

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    Sisley White
    April 19, 2016

    That is one powerful blender! Crazy you can make milk from cashews. I will have to try it.

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    Eb Gargano
    April 19, 2016

    Sounds like a fabulous blender. I really need something like this – my blending is currently done with an ancient handheld one – ok for guacamole or soup but I’d hate to think what might happen if I tried to make nut milk with it! Eb x

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    Daphne Goh
    April 19, 2016

    I am a big fun of nut based milk like almond milk. But have never tried cashew milk, looks simple and delicious. Will give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    Chris Osburn
    April 18, 2016

    That looks so good! And easy to make. I’ve been wanting to make my own nut-based milk for awhile actually. I might actually use your recipe. Thanks.

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    Taylor
    April 18, 2016

    So impressive that you make your own nut milks. I recently just bought almond milk for the first time if you can believe that. I’ve seriously been missing out!

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      Sarah Montgomery
      April 19, 2016

      I used to drink almond milk by the bucket load hehe. Cashew is quicker as you don’t need to strain it and have pulp leftover.

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    Amanda | Maple Alps
    April 18, 2016

    I haven’t had a good blender since moving out of my parents place (they have a vitamix). I hear you on the broken blender thing – I really just need to get a high quality one! As for the cashew milk, it looks delicious! Cashews are just so expensive! I just bought a bag of raw cashews for $20. That was fun.

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      Sarah Montgomery
      April 19, 2016

      It is a really good investment. Cashews can be expensive here too – I always try and watch out for bargains.

  16. Leave a Reply

    Marissa DiPietro
    April 18, 2016

    I LOVE cashew milk, can’t wait to try making it myself!

  17. Leave a Reply

    Tori
    April 18, 2016

    Wow, the cashew milk looks to die for! There is no way that my current blender would be able to make a drink that smooth out of hard nuts. That is a wonder machine!! Thanks for sharing.
    Tori
    http://www.themamanurse.com

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      Sarah Montgomery
      April 19, 2016

      Thanks Tori. It really is – I don’t know how I lived without it and I’ve only had it for over a month now.

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    Klauss
    April 18, 2016

    Excellent! It turned out great, and I really liked the blender. This can really come in handy, especially when there is a small child πŸ™‚

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