i've been making homemade milk with coconut, cashews, almonds or brazil nuts every once in awhile for the past few years and every time i make it I wish i did it more often.
it's so good and fresh!
but i always feel like i'm wasting a lot of pulp (i know, i know, you can turn it into muffins or baking or pancakes or granola - but i never seem to get around to it and it always seems to end up in the garbage!) and i already consume my body weight in nuts on a daily basis, so i don't always feel like drinking them.
but today i discovered a new favourite home made milk, that only uses a few nuts, results in very little pulp, is super creamy and can be made in any sized batch with a blender and nut milk bag.
you can make as much or as little as you want, and it takes very little time to prepare. i think it's actually easier than buying milk at the grocery store!
seriously, you need to try this.
here's what you do:
- 1/4 cup of gluten free oats in water over night
do the same with
- 7-9 walnut halves (in a separate jar)
in the morning, drain the nuts and the oats then pour into a vitamix or high speed blender with
- just over 3 cups of water
- and 3 very soft medjool dates
blend on high for about a minute then strain through a nut milk bag (you should end up with a very small amount of pulp from the nuts or dates)
This will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. The milk will separate as it sits, so shake it before you use it. Adjust the recipe so that you make only what you can consume in that amount of time.