How to Make a Delicious Cashew Chilate In Five Easy Steps

a mug of cashew chilate

If you’re a fan of warm, cozy drinks, you’re in for a massive treat. This delicious chilate with toasted cashews is an absolute hidden gem. It’s perfectly nutty, slightly sweet, and packed with flavors that will pamper your taste buds on a cold winter morning or a relaxing Sunday afternoon. If you want to make things extra special, pair the cashew chilate with a savory meal like quesadillas. Here’s how to prepare the chilate!



  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups raw cashews
  • 3 3″ cinnamon sticks, divided
  • 1 tsp. whole allspice
  • ½ tsp. Diamond Crystal or ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Flaky sea salt

How to Make the Cashew Chilate

Step 1

Spread the cashews on a rimmed baking sheet and toast them in a preheated 325-degree oven for about 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown. Be sure to toss them halfway through for an even roast.

toasted cashews

Step 2

Grab a medium saucepan and toast 2 cinnamon sticks and allspice over medium heat. Keep on for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add the milk, sugar, cashews, and kosher salt and reduce heat to low. Stir often until the cashew softens for about 20-25 minutes. Let it cool for a bit.

Step 3

Blend the mixture in a blender at high speed until smooth. You’re aiming for the consistency of heavy cream. When ready, grab a fine-mesh sieve and strain the chilate back into the saucepan. Reheat again over medium-low until it’s hot.

Step 4

Pour your cashew chilate in mugs. Grate the remaining cinnamon stick on top and sprinkle with flaky salt.

Step 5

Cue music or your favorite show and cuddle on the couch with a mug of cashew chilate. Keep in mind you can make the chilate a week in advance as long as you store it in an airtight container in the fridge. All you have to do is heat it over medium-low before serving. Voila!