I’ve been making my own nut milk for years and it’s so quick and easy.
Most Sundays when I’m doing my weekly food prep, I’ll make a fresh batch of almond milk so I have it on hand through the week to use in recipes like my Perfect Chocolate Smoothie, Crunchy Chocolate Granola and Creamy Hot Chocolate.
This is a basic nut milk recipe so it can be tailored to your flavour preferences. Choose to leave it basic and use it as you would your regular milk, or add the flavours you love. Either way it’s sure to be creamy and delicious.
I love to add cacao, cinnamon, vanilla and a little sweetener, blend it up and you have a healthy chocolate milkshake. Or make a delicious iced coffee by pouring a shot of espresso and a cup of almond milk over ice.
Easy homemade nut milk
Yield 1 litre
A simple nut milk recipe.
- 1 cup raw nuts (almonds and cashews are on high rotation in my kitchen)
- 4 cups water
- Extra water for soaking the nuts
- Cacao powder
- Ground cinnamon
- Vanilla bean powder
- Cover the nuts with water and soak for at least 8 hours. I usually soak them overnight in a covered bowl.
- Drain the water and rinse well.
- In a high-powered blender, add the nuts and the 4 cups of water and blend for 1-2 minutes.
- Strain the milk through a nut milk bag or muslin cloth. And there you have it - homemade nut milk.
- If you're adding extra flavours, pop the milk back into the blender with the extra ingredients. Blend until combined and serve ice cold.
Store the milk in the fridge and make sure you shake well before you enjoy as the pulp from the nuts may settle.