Honey Cashew Milk Latte

Do you ever have one of those days? This morning started off great with teaching an awesome class, working out, then heading home. I had to go to Costco some time this week and today was really the only time for me to do it. I decided to either skip or post late today so I could get there when they opened and proceeded to load up the car with my crazy city lady cart and hit the road.

I did all of my shopping and then as I was checking out I was informed that they no longer allow forms of payment from other people (I use my husband’s debit card). Although I don’t normally argue with people, I thought it was absurd since I had just used the same card to renew our membership and while he wasn’t physically there, we both have a membership. She told me she couldn’t do anything for me and I had to leave the store on the verge of tears.

I was upset mainly because I was embarrassed. She didn’t know that right now I am not working (aside from small writing gigs) and that until I actually start teaching, I don’t have much disposable income. I felt the same feelings of self doubt and inadequacy that come with working towards a goal but not quite being there yet.  As a planner, I was also upset that I wasted an entire hour of my day to essentially renew a membership to a place that won’t let me buy their products. A new solution for shopping at Costco will need to be figured out which is fine and manageable, but the whole thing left a bad taste in my mouth.

What will leave a good taste in your mouth, however, is this honey cashew milk latte! You may remember that I drank a honey almond milk latte every day when I was in Santa Monica and I wanted to recreate it at home.

Honey Cashew Milk LatteYou can make this drink with any kind of nut, dairy, or other type of milk—the choice is yours. I used cashew milk because it is what I had on hand, but feel free to use whatever you would like!  You can also read how to make almond milk here.

To make the cashew milk:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 5 cups of water
  • (optional) sweetener of choice: maple syrup, Medjool dates, vanilla, etc
  1. Soak 1 cup of cashews in water anywhere from 2-8 hours. Cashews are soft and do not require long soaking times. I am impatient and usually only soak mine for 2.
  2. After soaking, drain and rinse cashews. Add them to a blender with 1 cup of water and sweetener if using.  Blend until the cashews resemble a thick cream.
  3. Add the remaining 4 cups of water and blend for a few minutes until all combined.  Make sure when using the milk to shake it before use since it tends to separate.

To make the latte:

  • 1/2-1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 shot of espresso (1 ounce) or strong coffee
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  1. Warm the milk and honey in the mug you will be using. I just put it in the microwave for about 40 seconds.
  2. If you want to make it frothy, use an aerator or milk frother after heating.
  3. Add the espresso or coffee.
  4. Enjoy!

Thanks for letting me rant and I hope you all enjoy a warm drink on a cold day!  Thanks to Sara for Tried It Tuesday.

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16 Comments

  1. March 10, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    That is such a bummer about Costco – I’m sorry. Hope you at least got some samples while there! This latte sounds amazing. I do this on the weekends but just with coffee because I don’t have an espresso maker. Never thought about adding honey to my almond milk. I will give it a try!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:26 pm

      Let me know how it works out! I originally had it with almond milk and it was amazing.

  2. March 10, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    This sounds amazing!!!!! Will be trying this soon!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:26 pm

      Let me know how you like it!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:26 pm

      If you try it let me know!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:27 pm

      Yeah it just caught me off guard. Problem fixed today when I went back though!

    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      She wouldn’t even make eye contact w me haha. I always love to win so thank you.

  3. March 11, 2015 / 7:17 am

    Awww so sorry about your Costco encounter. Believe me, I’ve been in a tricky boat myself the past 7 months or so. I lost my full-time job in July and I have had to deal with many an frustrating/embarrassing situation with banks, immigration, unemployment …you name it, but you’re right to process it that these people don’t know what’s happening to us. However, a little understanding and compassion goes a long way and I can say firsthand that I rarely receive it during these encounters! You’re on the right track though, so onward and upward! Also, I need that latte. 🙂
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks for sharing! Im just impatient with my lack of being a millionaire right now haha.

  4. March 11, 2015 / 10:00 am

    Ugh Erin I’m so sorry that’s such a bad situation. I can only imagine how embarrassing that would be and I hate that you had to go through that, especially since you were alone! When I’m alone and am going through a frustrating situation it’s 10x worse because there’s no one there to laugh through it with you or make you feel better.

    Hopefully your Wednesday is better!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      March 11, 2015 / 5:29 pm

      That would have definitely made it better instead of me looking all around like a wounded animal. Thankfully I was able to shake it off as the day went on!

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