What is Cashew Milk?
Cashew milk is a creamy vegan milk. It is made from cashew nuts, water and additives. It has a pale cream color with a taste that is mild, nutty and almost sweet. It is served in tea, coffee and used in cooking and baking.
What does Cashew Milk Taste Like?
...Sweet is one of the five main tastes. It has smooth and round notes in its flavor profile. Sweet is a naturally occurring flavor in many foods, including fruits, berries, winter squashes, sugarcane, and honey. The sweet taste in these foods is due to a higher sugar content. Sweetness is characteristic of desserts and is used as an accent in savory foods.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.
...Cashews are harvested from the cashew fruit. These nuts are actually in the seeds category. Cashews are a cream color with a curved, oblong body that is about half an inch in length. They are dense and hard, yet have a softness to their texture that is almost creamy. The flavor is mild, buttery and unique from any other nut. Cashews are popular in nut mixes, Indian dishes and as a dairy substitute, because of the creamy quality when blended with liquids.
...Sugar comes from sugar cane and sugar beets. The sugar is extracted from the juice of both plants and refined into the granulated substance known as sugar. Sucrose, the sweet substance of sugar is a combination of glucose and fructose. White sugar is composed of tiny white, dry granules. The flavor is sweet and neutral. Brown sugar is brown and has more moisture, with a richer flavor that hints at molasses. Sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods.
...Coconut oil is usually made from the meat of the coconut. It is a clear oil when heated and when exposed to cooler temperatures it hardens and becomes white. It is a thin oil with the sweet aroma of coconuts and tends to impart a coconut flavor to whatever it is cooked in. Coconut oil is a good option for high heat cooking methods that require oil.
...Additives are added to food items in small quantities to improve the flavor, change the texture, enhance appearance, or preserve the item. Additives are both natural and artificial. Natural additives have been used for a long time, while many artificial ones were discovered in the 19th century. There are numerous artificial additives including soy lecithin, guar gum, ascorbic acid and sodium nitrite.