Crazy Easy Nut Milk Recipe

Nut Milk Recipe

By Contributor Allison Baltzersen

If you are a nut milk drinker like my lactose-intolerant, soy-intolerant self, you should try making a batch of the delicious white stuff from scratch at least once.  I procrastinated for about a year, then finally bought myself a nut milk bag and whipped up my first batch of organic cashew milk.  You know what I discovered?  It’s crazy easy to make a batch of homemade nut milk, it costs roughly the same amount as the stuff in a jug, but it doesn’t contain all the junky thickeners and stabilizers.  I’m going on almost a month of making my own (2 quarts a week) and find it pretty easy to slide into my weekly routine.  As long as I have access to reasonably priced bulk organic nuts, I may never buy a jug of the grocery store nut milk again.  Boom.  I said it.

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Easy Nut Milk Recipe

Yield: 1 quart

Ingredients:

1 cup of raw, organic nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, etc)
3 cups filtered water
1 tsp sweetener (honey, agave, etc)
1 pinch of salt

EQUIPMENT:
1 nut milk bag
1 blender
1 quart jar
1 bowl

Directions:

Soak the nuts in water 4-8 hours (overnight is handy if you plan to make the milk in the morning). In a blender, combine the soaked, drained nuts (which have swollen to more like 1 ½ cups now), the 3 cups of water, sweetener and salt. Blend on HIGH for about 90 seconds until the milk is as liquefied as it’s going to get. Once liquefied, pour the milk mixture through the nut milk bag into the quart jar. Squeeze the bag to get as much milk out of the pulp as possible. Save the pulp! You can add it to your next cookie recipe so there is zero waste. Label the jar of milk so you remember when you made it, and that’s that. Seriously, the whole process takes about four minutes.

Do you make your own nut milk? Do you have any tricks to make the process even easier?

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Allison Baltzersen is a mother of two baby girls and blogs about her bumblings through green parenting over at Funny Shade of Green.

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24 responses to “Crazy Easy Nut Milk Recipe”

  1. Emily — February 19, 2014 @ 5:19 pm (#)

    Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. loriag — February 20, 2014 @ 5:16 am (#)

    Very interesting, I didn’t know it was that easy. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Erika B — February 20, 2014 @ 10:34 am (#)

    Wow, that IS super easy!!! I should recommend this to my friend who drinks almond milk!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Laurie P — February 21, 2014 @ 5:29 am (#)

    sure does sound easy enough! I’ll have to pass this on to my mother, she is all about almond milk nowadays…

    and I totally agree that if you drink nut milk, you should try it from scratch at least once…

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  5. Lynda Cook — February 21, 2014 @ 6:02 pm (#)

    wow sounds easy enough to make and in the long run it’s probably cheaper to make than it is to buy

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  6. Heidi Carlson-reid — February 21, 2014 @ 11:50 pm (#)

    This sounds so easy! I have to try this!

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  7. Stephanie LaPlante — February 22, 2014 @ 3:24 pm (#)

    This sounds easier then I ever thought possible!

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  8. Aliya D. — February 24, 2014 @ 5:02 pm (#)

    This is interesting… I’ve never had nut milk. I guess there is a first time for everything! Thanks!

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  9. Anne Taylor — February 26, 2014 @ 3:11 pm (#)

    This does sound quite easy to make! Who would have thunk it? Thanks very much for this post and recipe; I’ll be trying this out very soon!

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  10. addibrae — February 28, 2014 @ 4:38 pm (#)

    That does sound really easy.

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  11. Elva Roberts — May 8, 2014 @ 7:08 pm (#)

    I didn’t realize how easy it was to make your own nut milk. I think I will be trying this recipe . Thank you.

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  12. Darlene W — June 1, 2014 @ 5:38 pm (#)

    I don’t think you have to lactose intolerant to enjoy this nut milk

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  13. nicky — July 8, 2014 @ 11:42 am (#)

    i want to try this!

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  14. craftyone — August 20, 2014 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    I would like to try making my own nut milk. i just need a food processor or blender.

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  15. kathy downey — August 26, 2014 @ 10:14 am (#)

    very interesting,might try this

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  16. Treen Goodwin — September 11, 2014 @ 2:34 pm (#)

    sound very interesting thanks for sharing , might try this out :0

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  17. Treen Goodwin — September 11, 2014 @ 2:35 pm (#)

    sound very interesting , thanks for sharing might try this out :0

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  18. Darlene+W — November 21, 2014 @ 8:47 am (#)

    It would never of crossed my mind to make something like this

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  19. kathy downey — January 12, 2015 @ 9:05 am (#)

    I didn’t know it was that easy thanks will try that

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  20. DARLENE W — February 1, 2015 @ 7:17 am (#)

    I bet my daughter would be interested in this recipe

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  21. kathy downey — February 14, 2015 @ 6:43 am (#)

    I never tried it but my brother did,very easy and very tasty

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  22. kathy downey — April 21, 2015 @ 10:06 am (#)

    Finally tried this for myself,very easy and tasty

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  23. kathy downey — October 23, 2015 @ 4:05 pm (#)

    I didn’t know it was that easy.

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  24. Elizabeth Matthiesen — February 26, 2016 @ 1:53 pm (#)

    I’ve never even drunk nut milk so I have also never made it either. Luckily I can drink normal milk no problem. I do have a son who’s lactose intolerant and notice that these days there is a lot more choice of appropriate products in the stores.

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