Homemade Nut Milk

glass jars and bottles of homemade nut milk

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Step-by-Step How To Make Homemade Nut Milk. The process is much easier than you think. Just takes a little bit of planning to soak the nuts, then all you need is a high powered blender or food processor and a mesh strainer, cheese cloth or nut milk bag. Easy to customize and create your own flavors.


Units Scale

Almond Milk:

  • 1 cup raw almonds; soaked for 8 hours
  • 4 cups fresh water

Cashew Milk:

  • 1 cup raw cashews; soaked for 4 hours
  • 4 cups fresh water

Pecan Milk:

  • 1 cup raw pecans; not soaked or soaked for 4 hours
  • 4 cups fresh water

Optional add-ins:

  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder


Depending on what kind of nut milk you’re making, soak nuts accordingly. I did not soak pecans but you can if you’d like. You’ll need blender or food processor, fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag, large bowl and bottles or jars.

  1. Drain: Add soaked nuts to strainer and rinse with fresh water.
  2. Blend: Add nuts into blender with 4 cups fresh water; blend for 2-3 minutes. Nut milk should be creamy and opaque.
  3. Strain: Place nut milk bag in large bowl (or mesh strainer over large bowl or 4 cup measuring cup). Gently pour milk from blender into nut milk bag. If using nut milk bag, squeeze all liquid out as best as you can into bowl – what is left behind is the pulp. See in post below recipe card for what to do with leftover.
  4. Store: Gently pour nut milk into glass bottles – best to use a bowl with a pouring spout or use a funnel. Store nut milk in fridge. Best enjoyed within 1 week. Settling is natural – just shake bottle before pouring.


OPTIONAL ADD-INS: I added 2 tablespoons maple syrup to the almond milk, left the cashew milk plain and did 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to pecan version. For any optional add-ins, add in during step 2 while blending the nuts with fresh water.

Nutrition is for almond milk. 


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