Basic Nut/Seed Milk Recipe
Nut/Seed milks are a great dairy-free option to cow's milk and are incredibly easy to make at home. Making your own is healthier than many store-bought versions (no gums or chemicals) and all you need are nuts/seeds, water and a blender. That's it!
I've provided a basic recipe below to get you started! This recipe is meant to be altered, so by all means please do add your favorite flavor combinations or see some of mine on previous blog posts. Happy milk-making and Buon Appe-Drink!
Basic Nut/Seed Milk (makes 4 cups)
· 1 cup raw nuts/seeds of your choice, soaked 8 hours in water, and then rinsed
· 3 cups filtered water
· 2 dates (optional)
· 1 tsp vanilla
· Himalayan Salt, a pinch
1. In blender, blend all ingredients until smooth.
2. Pour milk mixture into nutmilk bag. Place bowl or pitcher underneath to catch the “milk.”
3. Squeeze the bag or cheesecloth to pull out remaining liquid from the pulp.
4. Store in an air tight container for up to 3 days.
-Feel free to use a combination of nuts and seeds. I love almond-brazil nut and Hemp-Pepita!
-You can substitute maple syrup or stevia for the dates, or leave out sweetener completely
-Adjust the amount of water if you prefer a thinner milk, by adding an extra cup or two of water.