Making your own nut milk is cost effective and delicious! Here’s how:
Smooth, creamy, healthy, and totally customizable for your flavor preference, this nut milk is perfect for sticking to healthy eating goals!
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to eat healthier you may find yourself buying nut milk. And while I think that is a great option, did you know you could easily make your own? You only need a blender and a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
Not only is making your own cheaper, but you also get to customize it to preference in flavor, and know exactly what goes into it, so you can avoid sugar if you want, avoid preservatives, and more.
Another plus is you end up with the pulp from the nuts, which also have a lot of uses. You can dry it and grind it further to make gluten-free flours. You can add it to things like smoothies, oatmeal bowls, etc. for extra fiber and protein.
Basically, if you are going to drink or use nut milks, you should really consider making your own. It is pretty easy. And you can use whatever type of nut or seed you like best!
Now let’s talk about Nut Milk Bags. I highly recommend buying one. They are pretty cheap, like under $10 or so, and they make the process of making your own nut milk far easier than cheesecloth.
Look for a bag that is durable, has a large capacity, is easy to clean, and is from a company with a good reputation.
I recommend Everyday Kitchen Essentials Nut Milk Bag, because they not only have a great product, which you can read more about in this post, but they also offer a 100% money back guarantee. Pretty great! But really, just get any. Here is a great list. (These are affiliate links, read disclosure policy to learn more).
Make Your Own Nut Milk
- 1 cup nuts soaked overnight
- 3 cups water
- up to 1 Tbs sweetener of choice optional
- Blend nuts and water in a high powered blender
- Strain through a nut milk bag, squeezing from top down to get all the milk out.
- Rinse blender, return milk to blender, and sweeten according to taste preference.
Only make as much nut milk as you want to use in the next day or two as it does not keep long.
Softer nuts like cashews and pine nuts do not need to be strained.
Adjust liquid to nut ratio according to thickness and richness preference.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
Be sure to check out this Dairy Free Healthy Strawberry Milkshake that uses almond milk
Or this Protein Packed Green Smoothie that uses nut milk