It is very easy to make fresh and healthy plant-based milk from nuts right in your home. Making homemade plant-based milk is easy and you can have rich, fresh, and flavorful milk that is suitable for many people following plant-based food plans. You cannot compare homemade plant-based milk to the commercially available ones. Once you start making plant-based milk at home, there is no going back to the cartons. In the case of nutrition too, homemade plant-based milk is much better than commercially available versions.
Talking about the cost factor, a precise comparison between the plant milk you just purchased from the nearest supermarket and one which you make at home, might not be an easy thing to do. This is because homemade plant-based milk will include a cup of nuts, grain, or seeds per quart, but half gallons of store-bought plant-based milk will have less than a handful of seeds or nuts, making it difficult to compare the costs.
While making plant-based milk at home, you can keep the costs down by using low-cost ingredients and buying in bulk. Grains like brown rice and oats are much affordable and can be found easily in grocery stores. Store-bought grain milk has similar prices as commercial seed and nut milk. Despite the low cost of grains, you won’t be able to save when you opt for store-bought milk.
The cost of homemade seed and nut milk will vary much depending on the seeds or nuts that you use. For example, hemp seeds are very much expensive when compared to sunflower seeds and walnuts cost much more than almonds. Besides, keep in mind that organic seeds and nuts will cost more than conventional ones. Let us now look at the easiest way of making homemade nut-based milk.
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cup
- Nut bag
- Glass containers
Making Home Based Nut Milk
Almost any nut can be used to make nut milk. Cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, and macadamia nuts can be used to make nut-based milk varieties. Although, the most common nuts used are almonds and cashews.
- Soak the nuts in water for about 24 hours.
- Drain the water and add the nuts to a high-power blender. Add water to the blender and then add salt, and vanilla if needed.
- Remember to blend the mix at high power for the first few minutes.
- Pour the mixture into a nut bag and milk it carefully until it is strained completely.
- Transfer the milk into a glass container to store it.