Easy Small Batch DIY Non-Dairy Milk
|January 21, 2012||Posted by under Food Recipes|
Right now, I make my own non dairy milk on a weekly basis. I mainly use it for my oatmeal in the morning and only need 750ml for the week. I am currently trying to consume all my food and using some soy beans and nuts I already have on hand to make the milk. The recipe is quite simple! I used to have a soymilk maker and got rid of it as I realized how easy it was to make my own without all that fuss and mess.
Here is how I do it:
1/2 cup dried beans or raw unsalted nuts (soy beans, cashews and almonds are the best choices for tasty milks!)
750ml water (filtered if you have it)
Soak the beans for 6-8 hours or the nuts for 3-4 hours. Strain and add to blender with water. Blend for about 2 minutes (A Vitamix or Ninja blender works best for this – use a blender with multiple blades or a powerful food processor). Strain with a mesh strainer (I strain it twice) or a cheese cloth (this removes more bits). Store in a glass bottle and consume within 5 days. Shake before using.
If you want a weaker milk you could use double the amount though I prefer a thicker milk. Up to you!
Feel free to sweeten with a little agave nectar. You could also add a little flavour by adding some organic vanilla extract. I tend to leave mine plain.
The soy bean pulp (which is called Okara) can be used to make veggie burgers and you can use the almond pulp in smoothies!