How To Make Your Own Nut Milk
Making your own nut milk is not only very rewarding. It’s also way healthier than buying your favorite version at the supermarket or health food store. It’s more nutritious and it’s probably easier than you think.
For years, I bought my healthy almond milk at the health food store thinking that making my own nut milk was complicated, tricky and time consuming. I didn’t want to use filters, buy nut milk bags or spend time removing my almonds’ skin. I still don’t want to, and still don’t do it.
However, I recently found out that making your own nut milk was actually much easier than I thought. I recently made brazil nut milk and pumpkin seeds milk. It was awesome, delicious and nutritious.
This is why I decided to dedicate one blog post to this topic and make a little eGuide for you to have all you need to try it out – and realise that it’s super easy and fun as well!
If you too, you think that making your own nut milk is difficult, give it a try, this will shift your perception on the topic
How To Make Your Own Nut Milk…
1. Get ready – here is what you need
To make and store your own nut milk, you’ll need a few things. It’s great to have that in your kitchen beforehand, so you are all set:
- A high-speed blender
- A glass jar with a lid or any other container (at least 500ml – 1L, but you can also use bigger ones)
- Some clean, filtered water
- One to two cups of your favorite raw nuts and / or seeds
2. Soak it up
You HAVE TO soak your nuts and / or seeds in filtered water to make your own nut milk and this for 2 reasons:
1. The first one is to remove phytic acid. All nuts and seeds as well as grains contain phytic acid, which is difficult for human digestive system to break-down. Phytic acid is what creates bloating and gas. This is why I’d recommend to always soak your raw nuts and seeds as well as your grains before cooking and processing of you don’t want to be bloated after eating them.
Just by the simple fact of soaking your nuts, seeds and grains – ideally overnight – but at least for 4 to 5 hours, you’ll remove phytic acid.
2. Soaking your nuts will make them softer and creamier and will also help with the washing process. This is why I definitely recommend you to use clean, filtered water for soaking and rinsing them, because a part of it will be absorbed by the nuts / seeds / grains.
3. Rinse it up
Once you’ve soaked your nuts and seeds overnight, discard the soaking water and rinse them properly with clean water.
Your nuts and / or seeds are now clean and ready to be processed into a creamy and nourishing milk.
4. Blend it up
This is the most interesting part because this is when you’ll actually transform your nuts into milk. For that part, all you need is to put your soaked nuts and / or seeds in a high-speed blender with some filtered water and blend.
Always use about 1 cup of soaked nuts / seeds for 2 to 3 cups filtered water (1 measure nuts / seeds for 2 to 3 measures filtered water).
Depending on what consistency you want your milk to have, you can then add more or less water. I suggest to start with 1 cup nuts for 2 cups water, blend and add more water as you go. If you want to have a ticker texture, like a cream, you just have to use less water.
This step will also depend a lot on your blender’s power. The most powerful, the easier and quicker it will be to turn your nuts and seeds into a creamy milk.
Once you’ve got your milk, you can get creative and add a pinch of sea salt, you can add some cinnamon powder or even some maca and raw cacao powder to get like a chocolatey milk.
5. Store it up
You can easily store your nut and seed milks in your fridge for several days, even weeks. I use some 1L glass jars with lid and it works wonders.
6. Drink it up
One of my favorite part is to drink it, of course. When you drink (or eat) something you’ve prepared from A to Z with care and love, I found the experience to be much more enjoyable that it nourishes you not only from the outside in but also from the inside out. I love that and I know you will too!
You can carefully heat your nut milks if you want to use them for hot chocolates or chai lattes. But you can also have them on ice, or serve them with your muesli or even porridges. Use them in your smoothies, in your ice creams, whatever seems appealing to you. Be crazy, be creative
Here are a few recipes that would love you to mix your beautiful nut milks with them:
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