How to Make Your Own Nut Milk

I can’t say nut milk with a straight face, but it’s delicious (heh).

You’ve probably tried boxed almond milk, most coffee shops have it around these days - and it’s nothing to write home about.

If you haven’t had it fresh, you’re missing out (heh). You’ll need a high powered blender (like a Vitamix) and a nut milk bag (heh). I haven’t tried it with a normal blender, so don’t get mad at me if you try it and something explodes.

Try it with almonds, cashews, or hazelnuts (my favorite).

Soak

Put your nuts in a bowl (heh) and cover with water and soak overnight or at least 6h. They’re going to expand as they soak, so leave some room at the top.

Blend

Now that your nuts are soaked (heh), drain the water and then put your nuts in the blender (heh). Add twice as much water as the dry volume, so for 1c dry nuts (heh) add 2c water and blend on high for about 90 seconds.

Strain

Put your nut milk bag in a bowl and pour the blended nuts into the bag. Squeeze the bag to get all the milk out and discard (or compost!) the fiber. Optionally stir in some vanilla extract - for 1c dry nuts, I like 1 tbsp vanilla.

Bottle and store in the fridge. Mine doesn’t usually keep for more than about 5 days, so scale down the recipe according to how fast you’re going to go through it.

Then go whip yourself up a cold brew cocktail. You’re welcome.

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