Are you in for a treat and you are out of nut-milk? Chances are you have almond flour or coconut flower in your pantry. I even had hazelnut flower and that sounded heavenly when I was craving for a class of cold chocolate milk.
This small batch nut milk in 10 minutes is sweetened with the sweetener of your choice. Dates are a good option, just like maple syrup or sukrin and Stevia. For the chocolate I used unsweetened raw cacao powder. My milk was ready in less than minutes.
Homemade nut milk is as easy as blending ice-cold filtered water, (a mix of) nut flours and a sweetener. Vanilla, cacao or cinnamon will flavour it. A pinch of salt is completely optional.
Why would you make your own nut milk?
Besides the obvious - you want to make it yourself so you know what additives and preservatives are in your food, it's also an opportunity to make your own blend. By now the isle of plant-based milk starts to grow, but have you found already that coconut-hazelnut blend? Another benefit of this recipe is that you do not need a nutbag! That is correct. No squeezing of liquids, no dirty hands.
We are using nut flour to make the process pretty quick. No need for soaking nuts.
For 2 small or 1 medium glass of nut milk we need a ¼ cup of nut flour. Make it your own blend. You can use a ¼ of almond flour or a ⅛ cup coconut flour and a ⅛ cup of almond flour. Or mix in hazelnut flour and tiger nut flour. The sorts of nut flour is not important. Just make sure that your nut flour/water ratio is 1:4. So ¼ cup nut flour and 1 cup cold distilled water.
I use my spice grinder (affiliate link) to micro grind the nut flower. I do not want to sift my nut milk, nor do I like a gritty aftertaste. And my Nutri-bullet is the ideal high-speed blender that will result in a lot of dishes.
Add the ¼ cup of nut flour mix to your spice grinder and give a quick ten-second grinding. This is optional if you do not mind your milk to be a little gritty. All depends on your nut flours.
Move the nut flour to your blender. Add the sweetener and taste of your choice. I used sukrin and raw cacao, but you can use maple syrup and vanilla. Add a pinch of salt if you like to keep it as natural as possible. Add 1 cup of ice-cold water.
Let the blender run for 30-60 seconds. Did you use dates? Then make sure the dates are ground down and mixed in well.
Super quick nut milk
- Spice grinder (optional)
- ¼ cup nut flour make your own mix between almond, coconut, hazelnut and tiger nut flour
- 1 cup ice-cold filtered water
- 1 tsp raw cacao
- 2 tsp sukrin 1:1 substitute with maple 1 Tbsp maple syrup, 1 date or 1 Tbsp honey or a few drops of liquid Stevia
- Micro grind the nut flour in spice grinder.
- Add the nut flour, cacao, sweetener and ice cold water to the blender
- Blend for 30 to 60 seconds
- Taste and serve