Nut Milk 101

I remember the first time I tried to make nut milk… it was an absolute disaster! This is why I want to show you how to make nut milk the easy way.

A few main reasons for making my own nut milks:

  • No chemicals or preservatives
  • Easy
  • Versatile (you can make any flavors you want)
  • I have the leftover pulp for homemade raw protein balls!

The first time I tried making nut milk, I used cheesecloth and it was messy and didn’t really work. The pulp still squeezed through the cloth (but that could have been user-error). When I heard about nut milk bags, I knew I had to try it again and it was so worth it! I always try to encourage everyone to try making their own nut milk at least once. My favorite brand is Ellie’s Best and they work great. The website has a ton of additional products as well. Don’t forget to use my code nourishednutrition for a discount at!

Nut Milk

Easy homemade non-dairy milk!

Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 1 cup nut of choice I like raw almonds the best
  • 4 cups water


  1. Soak almonds in water overnight in a sealed container in the fridge. In the AM, rinse the almonds off and then place in blender. You can take off the skins if you want but it is not needed. Add 4 cups of filtered water. Now, this is the fun part! If you like unsweetened milk, you can leave the recipe as is. I like to add in a sprinkle of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla. If you want some sweetness in your life, add 1-2 dates! Have fun with it 🙂

  2. Blend on high for about one minute. Pour through a nut milk bag over a large bowl then squeeze out all of the liquid. It works best to gently knead the bag. 

  3. Once completely strained, the milk is done! Store in a sealed container. I love to use mason jars. Then, use the leftover pulp to make some yummy raw protein balls. Check out my Instagram feed for inspo 🙂

Recipe Notes

If you decide to make cashew milk, you do not need to strain out the pulp. It is very creamy and yummy!

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