Making homemade milks is actually really simple and WAY better for us! I always avoided making my own because I thought it was a lengthy process and just didn't feel I had the time for it. Honestly, besides the soaking time, this only takes about 10 minutes! You can also change up the flavors and I'll give you some tips on that below!
I made 3 different nut milks and we loved all of them! They will taste pretty nutty when they are first made and warm but once they get chilled, wow they are DIVINE! The macadamia is probably my favorite because it is so luscious and creamy! *drool* But my 6 year old loves the almond milk the best!
I will give you a quick idea of soaking times based on what nuts you want to use:
What I used:
--> Almonds: 8 hours
--> Macadamia: 8 hours
--> Cashews: 2 hours
You can also use:
--> Brazil nuts: no soaking needed
--> Pecan: 6 hours
How To Soak:
Place nuts in a large bowl and fill with filtered water, covering the nuts completely in water. Cover them with a top or a towel and set aside in a cool corner. When time is up based on nut, drain and rinse with filtered water. Soaking nuts makes them easier to digest and improves their flavor.
Here is the recipe I used for THREE different types of milks but they all are made the in the same way. Use whatever sweetener & flavoring you love. I personally used maple syrup and cinnamon! SO GOOD!
You can use maple syrup, local honey if that's your thing, dates, coconut nectar or agave syrup.
You can add vanilla bean, alcohol free vanilla extract, raw cacao for chocolate milk (YUM), spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom.
If you want to use this milk for savory dishes just leave out the sweetener and flavorings.
Homemade Nut Milk
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Here you will find recipes either created by me or from ones I have found and changed up to my liking. I try to use ingredients that are usually 95% organic (lessen that toxic load!), very little unrefined sugars used and the majority of these are GLUTEN FREE. We eat legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, grass fed organic meats, pasture raised eggs, very small amounts of organic dairy, and lots of fruits and veggies! You can always change up the recipes to fit your lifestyle or taste buds! Thanks for supporting me and my art through food!