Homemade nut milk is super easy to make and so much tastier and fresher than store bought nut milk, as well as healthier. Store bought nut milks are usually pasteurized and have added preservatives and sweeteners to increase shelf life. Another great advantage to making your own nut milk is that you get to personalize the texture and flavor of the milk and create a version that’s uniquely all your own by adding dates, cinnamon, maple syrup, blend on high, blend on low…whatever you want to make it yours! The hardest part about making your own nut milk is remembering to soak the nuts before heading to bed or before heading out for work.
Here’s what you need to know about making your own raw nut milk. You need 1 part nuts to 4 parts water. Choose organic over conventional nuts if possble (nuts, especially almonds have a high pesticide content). To begin you’ll need
- 1 cup nuts
- 4 cups filtered water
- extra goodies for adding flavor/sweetness, if desired
- Begin by soaking your nuts in water for about 8 – 12 hours.
- Drain water and rinse the nuts.
- Add nuts and 4 cups of water to blender. Blend for about a minute.
- If you want a smoother milk, strain the milk using a cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
- Store the milk in a jar and keep refrigerated. It will last for up to 4 days.
Photos/Direction: For The Love Of Food