DIY Nut Milk
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own nut milk. Plus, everything from smoothies to chia seed pudding to oatmeal to turmeric lattes (or whatever else you cook up with milk or dairy-free alternatives) will taste so much better when you add in homemade nut milk. You also avoid carrageenan, added sugar, and other mystery ingredients. Use any nuts or seeds you like following this basic recipe. All you need are a few ingredients, a blender, and a nut milk bag. Enjoy!
1 cup nuts (almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, and hazelnuts work great)
3 cups filtered water
Pinch of sea salt
For sweetener: 2-3 dates (optional) or sweetener of choice (maple syrup or stevia)
Soak nuts for at least 6 hours or overnight with enough water to cover. (Cashews need only 4-6 hours.) Drain water and place soaked nuts in a blender with 3 fresh cups filtered water. Blend for a few minutes. For a touch of sweetness, add in 2-3 dates. Toss in a pinch of salt. Blend again until smooth. Pour mixture into the nut milk bag, squeeze out all the liquid over a bowl. Discard pulp and place the milk in a mason jar or airtight glass container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Once you get comfortable with the basic recipe, feel free to add vanilla, cinnamon, cacao powder, turmeric or any other flavors and spices you desire.