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Nut Milks 1
Vegan Basics

Nut Milks (V, GF)

Nut milks are super easy to make at home. Although I like to buy plant based milks, sometimes it’s very handy to be able to make my own. It can happen that I run out of nut milk just when the stores are closed or a particular nut milk is not available. I especially like to make cashew milk and roasted hazelnut milk. Roasted hazelnut milk makes an amazing aroma in porridge and I love soaking bread in warm barley coffee made with cashew milk or roasted hazelnut milk.

The basic rule for making nut milks is to use 1 cup of nuts per 4 cups of water. You blend these two ingredients together then strain the liquid using a nut bag and you have homemade nut milk. You can use roasted or raw nuts and you can add some optional ingredients, like salt, vanilla powder and a sweetener. My favourite sweetener are medjool dates.

Nut Milks 1

Nut Milks (V, GF)

It's very easy to make nut milks at home. Just 5 minutes and two ingredients is all you need. For sweetened nut milk you can use medjool dates. For pronounced nut taste you can roast the nuts.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 960 ml (4 cups) water
  • 1 cup nuts of choice optional roasted

Other optional ingredients:

  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 medjool dates

Instructions
 

  • If you want to roast the nuts before using them do that first.
  • Put nuts of choice and water in a blender. If you want to add additional optional ingredients do that in this step. Mix well.
  • Put a nut milk bag in a pot. Pour the mixture from the blender over the nut milk bag.
  • Carefully squeeze the nut milk bag and let the liquid break out from the bag.

Notes

*1 cup of peanuts is roughly 153g, 1 cup almonds = 143g, 1 cup cashews = 140g, 1 cup hazelnuts = 130g, 1 cup macadamias = 125g, 1 cup pecans = 100g, 1 cup walnuts = 90g.
*See here for roasting times of nuts if you want to make roasted nut milk.
*If you don’t have a powerful blender soak the nuts in water overnight. Next morning discard the water and rinse the nuts with fresh water before blending.
*Use the nut pulp that’s left in the milk bag in other recipes, for example in bircher muesli.
*Nutrition facts calculated for cashew milk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ari
    March 1, 2022 at 08:13

    Hi, Nina. For this recipe, do you mean a vanilla protein powder or a vanilla coffee cream powder or something else?

    Thank you and be well.

    • Reply
      Nina
      March 1, 2022 at 08:37

      Hi, with vanilla powder I mean pure vanilla powder that’s made with ground dehydrated vanilla beans. It’s basically just an intense vanilla (and nothing else is added).

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