Making nut milk is super easy and your body will thank you for its drinking. You can be vegan, intolerant to milk or just interested in healthy eating, making nut milk is a basic technique to learn for all. Trust me, after you first try it, you will not want to buy your plant-based milk from the store anymore.
Why nut milk?
♥ it’s super simple to make
♥ there’s something about creating your own foods at home, it just tastes better
♥ just have a look at the label of your favorite store bought plant-based milk, usually it’s full of sugar, aromas and only in the end, there’s like 2% of your favorite nuts
Nut milk can be made from any nuts, the most common (and my personal favorite) are almonds. But feel free to make your nut milk from cashews, walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts. There are literally no boundaries. The cheapest version is to make your plant-based milk from coconut. Have a look how to do it here.
Before you start, it’s best to soak your nuts, ideally for 8 hours or over night. The reason is that after soaking the nuts and the nut milk itself becomes easier to digest. You will also recognize that the favor is better, richer. But I have to admit, not always do I go through this process. Sometimes, I soak the nuts only for about 2 hours. But don’t take me as an example and soak!
What are you going to need?
Tools you need for making your nut milk: high speed blender and a nut bag. I really recommend buying it, it’s cheap and worth it. But if you don’t have one and don’t want to buy one, you can use a regular thin cloth.
What to do with the nut pulp? I like to spread it out on an aluminum foil and let it dry on the heater. After that, you can add it to biscuits, cake or whatever else.
Making nut milk is super easy and your body will thank you for its drinking. You can be vegan, intolerant to milk or just interested in healthy eating, making nut milk is a basic technique to learn for all.
- 1 cup nuts of your choice
- 4 cups water
- 3 dates
- pinch of salt
1. Blend everything together.
2. “Milk” aka pour the mixture to a jug/bowl through your nut bag or a piece of cloth. In the bowl there’s your milk and in the milk bag the pulp.
3. Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
How about you and plant-based milk? Do you make your own, do you buy or just drink regular milk? Let me know in the comments!