Nut Milk – with Brazil Nuts, Walnuts, Almonds & Cashews
So I finally caved and bought a cheese-cloth. I’m not sure why “caving” needed to happen, as it is less than 3 dollars, but for some reason, I was just avoiding it.
I had a nut-milk from a raw restaurant a long time back in Los Angeles that blew my mind and changed my perception of what a nut milk could truly be. Real nutmilk is so much more than store bought varieties. In my opinion, the function a lot more as a dessert, than anything else however, as they are high in calories & fat. I really wouldn’t recommend downing a glass with no regard. Regardless of how *health* everything in it is.
NOTE: All nuts should be raw. Also, reserve your Nut Pulp for a later recipe. It makes a delicious Raw Cookie Dough 🙂 Click Here to Check it out!
(Yep that is the raw cookie dough you’re going to make right after this 🙂 )
- Brazil Nuts
- Almonds (don’t skimp on quality here, for some reason cheaper Almond Varietes, even if claimed to be raw, won’t peel well at all, and it will create a headache for you)
- Vanilla Beans (I used 3 pods)
- Dates (I used 6)
- Optional: Cinnamon
- Soak your nuts and dates in filtered water overnight. Soak the Dates and the Almonds Separate, but you can combine the others if you’d like.
- 24 Hour later remove your nuts and rinse them. Peel the skins from the almonds by giving them a good squeeze. (Yea I said it, give th ose nuts a squeeze!!)
- Place everything in a high powered blender or food processor (I used a food processor and it worked fine). Add in few cups of water. I had roughly 2 or 3 cups of nuts (maybe even a little more). Just add water Slowly, you can always thin out later, but don’t over dilute. For that amount of nuts you’d need quite a few cups of water (like 6).
- Add in your Vanilla Beans, Dates and Honey (as much as desired for taste).
- Blend well, taste and adjust flavor as desired.
- Strain using a cheesecloth. (Reserve the pulp for a later recipe!) I strain over a large funnel into glass jars, as shown.
- Refrigerate and enjoy! (I think it tastes best after it’s been cooled for several hours).