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.

Yield: 1 quart

Easy Nut Milk Recipe

Easy Nut Milk Recipe


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


  • 1 nut milk bag
  • 1 blender
  • 1 quart jar
  • 1 bowl


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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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

25 responses to “Crazy Easy Nut Milk Recipe”

  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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

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

  4. 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…

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

  6. This sounds so easy! I have to try this!

  7. This sounds easier then I ever thought possible!

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

  9. 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!

  10. That does sound really easy.

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

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

  13. i want to try this!

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

  15. very interesting,might try this

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

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

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

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

  20. I bet my daughter would be interested in this recipe

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

  22. Finally tried this for myself,very easy and tasty

  23. I didn’t know it was that easy.

  24. 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.

  25. I make nut milk with only soaked nuts and filtered water, I also make hemp milk using just hemp hearts and filtered water. So easy to make and such a cost savings.

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