Nut Milks (almond milk, rice milk, sunflower seed milk…)

We did nut milks from scratch! (Yes, I do know that rice is not a kind of nut.) It was a hell lot of fun.

warning: You’ll need a nut milk bag, or something similar.

general directions: Soak the stuff. Grind the stuff. Put it in a nutbag, and SQUEEZE.

nut bag

milk

Read on…

Almond Milk

milk

well squeezed almonds... it was almost like flour

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 cups water
  • Optional flavorings: vanilla, cinnamon, honey

Directions:

  • Soak the almonds in the water for 8-10 hours.  Drain and rinse the almonds, reserving the water in which they have been soaking.
  • Blend the almonds in a food processor, adding as much of the reserved water as desired to achieve ideal consistency (up to 3 cups).  Blend until completely white.
  • Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag and squeeze out the milk into a bowl.  Reserve the leftover pulp to roast in the oven and use as almond meal for future projects.
  • Mix flavorings and/or sweeteners into the milk if desired.

Lynda & Nutbag (nut milk bag)

 

Rice Milk

Process:

  • Bring water and rice to a boil in a larger pot.  Reduce heat to a simmer and cover the pot with a lid.  Cook about 1 hour, until rice is very soft.
  • Blend mixture in a food processor.  Pour into a nut milk bag and squeeze liquid into a bowl.  Add flavorings and/or sweeteners if desired.
  • Note: the rice milk will be very thick, almost like cream.  More liquid can be added to thin out the consistency.

Ingredients: update! (there was a mistake)

Directions: update! (there was a mistake)

Kyle... squeezing like a man

Sunflower Seed Milk

sunflower

well squeezed sunflower seeds

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 4 cups water
  • Optional flavorings: vanilla, cinnamon, honey

Directions:

  • Soak the seeds in the water for 4-6 hours.  Drain and rinse the seeds, reserving the water in which they have been soaking.
  • Blend the seeds in a food processor, adding as much of the reserved water as desired to achieve ideal consistency (up to 4 cups).  Blend until completely white.
  • Pour the mixture into a nut milk bag and squeeze out the liquid into a bowl. Mix flavorings and/or sweeteners into the milk if desired.
  • Note: will taste like fresh green peas.

 

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