Milking the nuts

Mixed Nut Milk

It is easiest to make a smooth nut milk in a high-speed blender but you can make it in batches in a standard blender.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Yields 2 cups
Author Fran Costigan


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup raw skin on almonds
  • 4 brazil nuts
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • pinch sea salt, optional


  1. Rinse the nuts in a strainer, and then put into a container, large enough to hold them and water to cover by 2-3 inches.
  2. Drain and add to blender container.
  3. Add 2 cups water and the optional pinch of salt.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into a nut milk bag set over a bowl or large measuring cup and milk the nuts: squeeze the milk from the nut pulp, until no more liquid is left. Refrigerate the nut milk in a clean jar until needed.