On a ketogenic diet, nut milk is a popular alternative to regular milk, as it contains less sugar. If you have only ever had store bought nut milk you are missing out, as homemade knocks it out of the park! Learning how to make nut milk at home will save you money and allow you to control the quality of the milk.
How to Make Nut Milk
Nut milk involves blending together nuts and water and then removing the pulp. It is a very simple process and means you can be certain of the ingredients and process used to make it.
- High speed blender
- Nut milk bag
- Glass jars for storage (we just used recycled glass bottles)
- 1/2 cup of Nuts
- 2 cups of Filtered water (plus extra for the soaking)
Notes for how to make nut milk
- You can use your favourite nut to make nut milk, however the soaking time will vary depending on the nut variety, as a guide –
- We decided to use almonds. We soaked the almonds with the skin on, after soaking overnight then removed the skins. This gives the milk a whiter colour and a sweeter taste. You can leave the skins on if you prefer.
- The amounts can be scaled up to make a larger batch. We used 1 and a 1/2 cups of almonds and 6 cups of water
- If you would like a creamier consistency, reduce the water to 1 cup per 1/2 cup of nuts
- The milk may slightly seperate as it stores in the fridge, which is completely normal. Just give it a shake up and it will be fine
Nut milk can be used as a replacement for regular milk in any recipe.
Add a scoop of Chocolate Collagen to a glass of nut milk for a creamy chocolate milk – yum!
It is excellent to add in smoothies. Check out our chocolate fat bomb smoothie
With some Nut and Seed Granola or in your Chia Seed Pudding for a breakfast that is not eggs. Sometimes you want a different breakfast from the keto favourite of bacon and eggs and the nut milk gives you some versatility.
Add it to your coffee or tea. It is great with Cold Brew Coffee. It’s no secret that Erika can’t live without her coffee and loved to have it with full fat milk prior to adopting a ketogenic lifestyle. She found it difficult to skip coffee altogether and the nut milk is a perfect substitute.
Steps for how to make nut milk
- Soak the almonds in filtered water overnight (12 hours) with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Make sure there is about an inch of water above the almonds
- Drain the liquid off the nuts and rinse thoroughly with water
- Place nuts and water in the blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until it resembles milk with no visible lumps
- Pour the liquid into a nut milk bag over a jug. Squeeze all excess liquid through the bag. There will be some pulp remaining in the bag. Discard the pulp
- Decant the milk into glass jars or storage. Store in the fridge
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How to make Nut Milk
This step by step guide will show you how to make nut milk the simple way. Nut milk is great for vegans and a low carb/keto lifestyle.
- 0.5 Cup Almonds
- 2 Cups Filtered water
- 0.5 tsp Salt
Soak the almonds in filtered water overnight (12 hours) with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Make sure there is about an inch of water above the almonds
Drain the liquid off the nuts and rinse thoroughly with water
Place nuts and water in the blender and blend on high for 30 seconds or until it resembles milk with no visible lumps
Pour the liquid into a nut milk bag over a jug. Squeeze all excess liquid through the bag. There will be some pulp remaining in the bag. Discard the pulp
Decant the milk into glass jars or storage. Store in the fridge
Makes 2 Cups Serving Size is 1/2 a cup
NOTE: THIS IS BASED ON THE INGREDIENTS WE USED, NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION MAY VARY DEPENDING ON THE INGREDIENTS USED.
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