Nut Milk

Nut Milk

A lot of people love having a milk substitute – it might have something to do with being a baby or a kid growing up in a home where milk was a part of the daily routine. Nut milks are basically just nuts and water that have been soaked, rinsed then blended and strained.

  • serves: -
  • yields: 1 litre
  • prep time: 8 minutes (plus 8–12 hours soaking)
  • cook time: -
  • contains: nuts
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What you'll need

  • 1 cup activated almonds (or you can use other nuts such as macadamia or walnuts) soaked in filtered water overnight or at least 8 hours
  • 1 litre filtered water

Method

You can use the nut waste to make breads or put into smoothies to thicken ‘em up or feed ‘em to the pigs. As for the milk, well you can use it in any number of ways that normal milk would be used… on Paleo muesli, in your chai tea, in chia puddings, to make ice creams, to be used in smoothies and loads of different ways or just on its own as a treat.

1
Drain the soaking nuts and rinse well. Place the nuts in a blender with the water and blend for a few minutes, or until smooth.
2
Line a bowl with a piece of muslin/cheese cloth so that the muslin hangs over the edges of the bowl (alternatively you can use a nut milk bag). Pour the blended nut and water mixture into the bowl. Pick up the edges of the muslin and squeeze out all the milk.
3
Pour the nut milk into a 1 litre jar or bottle, then place it in the fridge to chill.
4
Shake the bottle/jar before use as the milk will settle and separate after time. The nut milk will keep for 3–4 days refrigerated.
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