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How to Make Homemade Nut Milks


I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but I’ve been crazy busy between going out of town and my husband’s grandfather passing away. Anyways, In this post I’m going to show you how to make homemade nut milks. I have replaced cow’s milk with nut milks in everything: baking, smoothies, coffee, and anything else that would require cow’s milk. I’ve tried a few different nut milks. My favorite by far though is definitely cashew milk because it’s a little thicker and, therefore, a lot more creamy. My second favorite is almond milk. I’ve tried coconut milk too, but I’m not really a fan. Plus I have no idea how to make it homemade.

Lately at the grocery store I’ve seen all kinds of different dairy-free milks from soy milk to oat milk to hemp milk. I’ve had soy milk but the only other dairy-free milks I’ve tried have been nut milks because they are delicious and have a variety of variations. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right?

Making homemade nut milks is a lot easier than it sounds, and no it does not involve “milking” them. You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment; just a large bowl, some cashews (or almonds, hazelnuts, etc), some filtered water, and good blender, and for some nut milks, a nut milk bag.They don’t have to be boring or bland either. You can add maple syrup to sweeten it or cocoa powder to make it chocolatey. Most of the time I leave mine plain and unsweetened so that I can use it for multiple things.

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Homemade Nut Milks
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 5-10 Minutes
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 5-10 Minutes
  1. Soak cashews in water (this is not the 4 cups of filtered water, this is extra just for soaking) 4-8 hours or overnight.
  2. Strain and rinse cashews and place in a blender.
  3. Add the 4 cups of filtered water and vanilla extract (if using) to the blender.
  4. Blend for 5-10 minutes, or until there are no more chunks.
  5. Strain through a nut milk bag.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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11 Responses to How to Make Homemade Nut Milks

  1. That’s it? That seems super easy! Do you have a source for cheap raw cashews?

  2. I’ve always been intimidated with making homemade nut milks. Maybe I’ll give it a try, it sounds very easy!

  3. I’ve always wondered how nut milk is made and I didn’t know it was that simple! I needto try this recipe out one day!

  4. Easy to follow, I’ve never tried it before.

  5. I ´ve seen a lot of glasses of nut milk all over Instagram and never tried to make it. So after reading your post, I´ll give it a try – seems sooo easy 😉

    • Let me know how you like it after you’ve made it! I like homemade much better than store bought.

  6. I’ve never made my own nut milk before, but this looks so easy and so flavorful too!

  7. Wow, this is so easy. I tried to make almond milk once but somewhere along the very short line it went wrong

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