Nut mylk has become part of many earth, animal and health-conscious households in recent times and for very good reason. Nut mylks are really simple to make and you can trial different mylks for different purposes. There is so much versatility that making mylk can become a fun creative adventure for you and the family. And it reduces the amount of packaging entering your home and reduces the demand humans have on the controversial dairy industry.
We spoke to our team about their favourite mylk and whether any combinations were being tested. We got an overwhelming response and some real tasty treats for you to get into. We’ve outlined them here and hope you enjoy them!
In essence, you can get cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, brazil, or macadamia nuts and get a great tasting nut mylk from these by themselves or in combinations in just a few minutes. All results have different qualities that are worth exploring.
The general ratio is 1 cup of nuts to 4 cups of water and blended on high for ~1minute. The quality of your blender will impact on the smoothness of the end result, and also whether or not you need to strain your mylk before enjoying it. Although you can use a Nut Milk bag, any cheesecloth will do the job too.
We find almonds, hazelnuts, and brazil nuts work best when soaked for 8-10 hours before blending. This makes them super creamy.
When you want to get creative here a few options:
- Add a pinch of your favourite spices before blending and you’ll get spiced milk. We love adding cardamom, ginger and cinnamon for example. Nutmeg, cacao or carob also works great. It’s a great way to give the kids a tasty drink too. Served hot or cold a huge range of combinations work here.
- Rather than just using water, add your favourite herbs to a tea first and let it cool. Calendula creates a beautiful calming golden mylk, nettle creates a super mineral rich mylk or try your tastebuds on using any tea really! We’ve got a great organic range that you can experiment with.
- Mix almond and macadamia nuts. We’ve found this combination to be super tasty and a really nice smooth consistency.
Making your own nut mylk is not only fun, it saves on packaging and you can always have it fresh.