So, you've finally gotten your new Vitamix blender and you want to put it through its paces. You've decided that you want to learn how to make cashew butter in your Vitamix. Not only will you be able to put your new blender to the test, you'll be able to make something nice and healthy at the same time. Here's how to do it.
- Pour 24 ounces of raw cashews into your Vitamix container. This should produce about 4 cups of cashews. While you could make it with fewer cashews in order to get the best results Vitamix recommends that you have a good amount so that the blades of the blender will work at their peak performance. When you begin pushing the nuts into the blades, they will need enough substance to grab on to.
- Turn it on and set to high.
- Take the container and place it on the machine and put the variable setting on high or 10 and allow it to run for about one minute.
- As soon as you see that the butter is flowing smoothly, turn off the machine to prevent overheating.
Listen To The Sound of The Motor:
You'll be able to tell that the cashew butter is ready by listening to the sound of the motor. Just before the butter begins to flow easily through the container the motor will make a chugging sound. That's an indication that your butter is finished. Blending any more than that can actually over process the cashews and ruin your butter. It should make about 3 to 4 cups of creamy cashew butter that is ready to eat.
Storage for Cashew Butter:
Once you know how to make cashew butter in your Vitamix you're ready to use it in many of your favorite dishes. Of course, very few people will be able to consume 4 cups of cashew butter in a short amount of time so you need to know how to store it properly to keep it from going to waste. To get a longer shelf life for your cashew butter it is better to store it in glass jars.
Cashew butter can be used in many different ways. Aside from using it as a spread on sandwiches it can also be used to flavor salad dressings, in sauces, and even in shakes or smoothies. The thick creamy butter is 100% cashew with no added oils or any other ingredients so it will make a great substitute for countless other recipes that you might want to try.
After you've learned how to make cashew butter in your Vitamix you'll probably want to expand your skills and make even more things with your new kitchen toy. Your options are endless and there is always the potential of keeping you in the kitchen for hours on end. You'll find it both easy and convenient to use and soon you'll find yourself creating your own recipes with your new blender.
For those who want to be a little healthier and prepare more nutritious meals without the added preservatives, sugars, salts and other ingredients you'll find using a Vitamix blender for your nut butter spreads will be well worth the money you've invested.