Traditional almond milk and other nut milk are made by blending roasted or soaked nuts in water and strained. This 2-Minute Almond Milk uses ground almond butter blended with water for quick and easy homemade nut milk that has no added oils, preservatives, or stabilizers.
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How to make this recipe
The first step to making 2-Minute Almond Milk is to add water to your food blender. Next, add almond butter, a pinch of salt, and any sweetener such as maple syrup or stevia. You can also add vanilla extract for vanilla flavor nut milk.
Lastly, blend all the ingredients on medium for about two minutes. The almond milk will go from a tan color to beige and almost white when it's ready. Once blended, pour into a large glass container such as a pitcher with a lid and store it in the fridge for up to three days.
How to make nut milk from nut butter
The options for making fresh homemade nut milk from nut butter are endless. Try the recipe with cashew butter, pumpkin butter, or even sunflower butter for a nut-free option. The ratio is 1 quart of water to ¼ cup of nut butter and will turn out smooth and creamy every time.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and use within three days. When you are ready to drink it, pour it over granola, or use it in a smoothie, simply shake and it's ready!
How to store homemade almond milk and other nut milk
Homemade nut milk can be stored in an airtight glass container for up to three days in the fridge. Alternatively, you can also freeze your homemade nut milk in ice cube trays then take out a cube when needed.
How to use nut milk
- Pour over grain-free granola
- Use it in homemade hot chocolate
- Use it as the base for a morning smoothie
- Drink it straight
- Use it as a dairy-free coffee creamer
- Mix with chia seeds for chia seed pudding
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2-Minute Almond Milk
- ¼ cup unsalted almond butter
- 4 cups water
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
- 10 drops stevia (optional)
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients in a food blender and blend on medium for about one to two minutes or until the almond milk becomes frothy and white in color.
- Once blended, pour into an airtight glass container with a lid and place in the fridge for up to three days..
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