Saturday, May 3, 2014

Homemade Nut Milk

It’s been quite some time since I started making my own milk. I love a good fresh nut milk.

It's super easy. Just two basic ingredients: nuts and water. You can use almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts… anything you have at hand.


3 cups hot water (not boiling)
1 cup almonds (no need to peel)

What you’ll need:

1 blender
1 nut milk bag (or a peace of some lightweight fabric, like voile)
1 bowl


1 – Soak the almonds in water for at least 8 hours. Change the water at least twice.
2 – Heat 3 cups of filtered/fresh water.
4 – Pour the 3 cups and the soaked almonds in a blender.
5 – Blend them for ca. 3 minutes. Remember to stop from time to time so that you don’t overheat the blender!
6 – Place a nut milk bag over a bowl and pour the milk. Squeeze the bag to get all the liquid.
7 – Add the sweetener of your choice (skip this if you're baking or doing something else with the milk); maybe some vanilla extract or cinnamon -- and ENJOY!


- Instead of nuts, use shredded coconut and make a delicious homemade coconut milk! (But then skip soaking process)
- Busy or lazy? Use 1 cup of raw organic almond butter + 1 cup warm water and blend J

The remaining pulp has its uses, so don’t throw it out. Here are a few ideas for what to do with it: 

• Add it to pancake, muffin, or cake batter
• Add it to cake frosting
• Add it to pudding
• Add it to oatmeal
• Add it to a smoothie
• Spread it on toast with a drizzle of honey
• Dry it out in the oven and use it as breadcrumbs for breading things like chicken.


I personally only use nut milks in raw recipes, they somehow curdle when heated. For recipes that demand boiling or baking, I prefer coconut milk.

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