Nut milk is a staple in any vegan diet. If you haven’t already heard, it’s true- you can milk nuts.
In today’s market, you can find tons of ready-to-drink nut milks- almond, cashew, macadamia- you name it! However, be wary of these store-bought versions- many brands use very little nuts in the product, and may include harmful additives, such as carrageenan.
Many types of nuts can be transformed into creamy, flavorful milk with just a few simple steps. Nut milks are excellent choices for baking, cooking, or just simply adding to your morning coffee. Try out this easy recipe for homemade almond milk next time you find yourself needing a milk-fix!
Homemade Almond Milk
1 cup raw, unsalted almonds
4 cups water
- Place almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight, or at least 8 hours, leaving on the countertop or in the refrigerator.
- When ready to make the milk, drain water from soaked nuts.
- Place nuts in a blender with 4 cups water and blend until smooth.
- Strain nut milk through cheesecloth or nut bag (we recommend this nut bag)
- Store in a tightly closed glass container or bottle and refrigerate. Milk will stay good up to 5 days.
Craving a little flavor in your milk? Try adding things like vanilla extract, cinnamon, or even lavender to give your milk a little extra personality!