Homemade Nut Milk

Making your own almond -, tiger-, cashews, hazelnuts, brazil nut milk at home is not only cheaper and more delicious but also so much better as you can pre-soak your nuts overnight. This will make them easier for you to digest whilst overall giving it an even creamier flavour that you will never get from store-bought nut milk.

I try to encourage everyone I know to at least try almond milk once. All you need is a blender, nuts of your choice, water and something to strain your milk with. This can be a nut straining bag, a clean kitchen cloth or a jam straining bag. I tend to get this one from Amazon. It’s a lot cheaper than your typical nut bag whilst funnily enough lasting a lot longer.

To soak your nuts simply fill a bowl with water and let them sit on the kitchen counter overnight. The next morning you will notice how plump they have become. Strain them through a sieve, give them a quick wash and they’re ready to go.

Mimselicious Homemade Nut Milk with Nut Milk Bag Sprouted Almonds Water Mimselicious Homemade Nut Milk with Nut Milk Bag Sprouted Almonds Water

Homemade Nut Milk

Makes 1 Litre

Ingredients

250g raw almonds

900 ml of water 

pinch of salt

Optional

1 tsp vanilla essence 

1 date, pitted 

 Method
  1. Soak your nuts in room temperature water overnight. The next morning discard the water and give them a quick rinse in a sieve.

  2. Now put your soaked almonds into a high-speed blender. Add the water, a pinch of salt and optional additions. Blend on high until creamy.

  3. Strain through a nut milk bag or cloth and squeeze until nothing comes out of the bag anymore.

  4. Transfer to a sterilized glass bottle and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Note;

You can easily ‘flavour’ your m*lk after step 3. To do so pour your strained milk back into the blender and add whichever flavour you prefer.
Some of my favourite flavour combinations;
- Brazil nut milk with matcha
- Cashew milk with a date and raw cacao powder
- Almond milk with turmeric, cinnamon, a little ginger and a squeeze of maple syrup
- Hazelnut milk with chocolate or instant coffee powder
- Tiger nut milk with a pinch of turmeric. In Spain it's known as Horchata but is incredibly sweet so this is a great alternative and makes for a refreshing summer drink combined with ice cubes.

 Happy cooking, Mxx 

Mimselicious Homemade Nut Milk with Nut Milk Bag Sprouted Almonds Water

Mimselicious Homemade Nut Milk with Nut Milk Bag Sprouted Almonds Water