Thursday, August 13, 2015

How To: Make Your Own Nut Milk


I finally decided to try my hand at making my own nut milk. Since Jake has decided to eschew dairy, I need some kind of milk to use on a regular basis...and buying nut milk is expensive! I purchased a jug and a nut milk bag. I've included affiliate links at the bottom of the post to the items that I am using.

One batch lasts us a few days and it's so easy, I am almost loathe to call it a recipe.


Ingredients
  • 1 C nuts (I've tried almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and more, but our favorite - so far - is hazelnut)
  • water + 4 C water

Procedure
Place nuts in a jar or bowl and cover them with water. Let soak for 6 to 12 hours. I usually let mine stand overnight. Drain and place the nuts in a blender with 4 C water. Blend until smooth.

Place your nut bag into the jar and pour the blended mixture through it. The nut meal will get caught in the bag while the liquid will go through. Let soak for another 2 to 4 hours. Then, squeeze as much of the liquid as you can from the meal.

Serve chilled. I am still trying to decide what the meal can be used for. I know I can do something with it. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!



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