How to Make Nut Milk at Home

Making nut milk at home can seem difficult and tedious at times. That is where the Almond Cow comes into play. I’ve had so many of you ask me about my experience with the Almond Cow. So, I figured I would breakdown how to use it and all my tips and tricks for making nut milk at home.

First, what is the Almond Cow? If you haven’t heard of the Almond Cow, it is a plant based milk maker. Whether you want to make Almond, oat, hemp, cashew milk… etc, the Almond Cow is all you need to make nutmilk at home.

Before we jump into how to use the machine, let’s answer a few frequently asked questions.

DO I NEED AN ALMOND COW?

My answer to that is it’s up to you. I would recommend the almond Cow to anyone who has never owned a Vitamix or maybe you don’t have the budget for a Vitamix at this time. The Almond Cow is more affordable than many high-powered blenders. It sells for $195 and with my discount code “CLEANFOODIE”, you can get an extra $15 off your purchase. I’ve also gotten feedback from many Vitamix owners who enjoy and love their Almond Cow (including myself). So this is completely personal.

DO YOU HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE ALMOND COW?

The only complaint I have about this machine is I wish it were a bit more compact. Other than that, it works perfect everytime and all I have to do is rinse it out.

HOW DOES THE ALMOND COW WORK?

The compact version is the almond Cow turns any nut, seed or grain into plant-based milk in moments using a multi-stage cold blending process to protect the nutrients in your milk. No heat added at all. Now, let’s jump into a more in-depth tutorial for using the Almond Cow to make nut milk at home.

How to Make Nut Milk at Home

1st, you will need to soak your nuts for at least 3-4 hours. I almost always use a combination of raw almonds and cashews.

2nd, drain the soaked nuts and transfer them to basket attached to the head of the Almond Cow. At this point, you can add dates for sweetness or any other add-ins you would like (some people choose to add their spices to the blender basket, but I like to add my spices directly to the water). Now, reattach the basket to the head of the almond cow and set it aside.

3rd, add 5 cups of filtered water into the main compartment of the almond cow and add in the spices (I use nutmeg and cinnamon), almond or vanilla extract, and sea salt.
*The amount of water you use depends on how thick you want your nut milk. I use 5 cups of water (or just below the “minimum” fill line) to 1 cup of soaked nuts.

4th, attach the head of the almond cow to the base or main compartment.

5th, Press the “cow” to make nut milk! The flashing green light means it’s working. The almond cow does runs 3 automatic cycles, so wait the green light is not flashing.

With a solid green light, the milk is ready! Simply detach the head of the almond cow from the base and set the head into the collector cup to collect any access liquid from the blender basket.

And voila, you have frothy, creamy nut milk. At this point, I like to give the milk a quick stir before pouring it into a mason jar to keep.

Pour the pulp from the blender basket into a bowl lined with cheesecloth.

Close and squeeze the cheesecloth to get remaining nut milk out of the pulp.

Pour it into the mason jar with the rest of the nut milk.

CLICK HERE to find out how to make flour from the leftover nut milk pulp

Let’s get cooking

Let’s get cooking

HOW TO MAKE NUT MILK AT HOME

A step by step tutorial for making nut milk in the comfort of your own home using the Almond Cow.
A step by step tutorial for making nut milk in the comfort of your own home using the Almond Cow.
Prep Time:4 hours
Total Time:4 hours 5 mins
Yields:5 cups
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Ingredients

  • 1/2
    cup soaked raw nuts or 1 cup if not soaking
  • 5
    cups filtered water
  • 1/4
    tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2
    tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4
    tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2
    tsp. Vanilla extract
  • ADDITIONAL ADD-INS

  • Maple syrup (add a splash to the water for sweetness)
  • Dates (add 1 or 2 to the blender basket for sweetness)
  • YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cheesecloth
  • A mason jar for storing

Instructions

  1. First, soak the nuts for 4 hours, drain them and set them aside.
  2. Now, transfer the nuts to the blender basket of the Almond Cow (at this point you can add the spices and a couple dates for sweetness) and reattach the basket to the blender head.
  3. Fill the main compartment of the Almond Cow with the filtered water and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt and vanilla extract to the water. Attach the blender head to the main compartment. Press the “cow” on the top of the machine and allow the Almond Cow to go through the 3 automatic cycles of making the nut milk. When you press the cow, you will notice the green light at the top of the machine will flash continuously. Wait until the green light is solid. That will be the indicator that your nut milk is ready.
  4. Dettach the head of the Almond Cow and set it into the collector tray to collect any excess liquid from the blender basket. Pour the nut milk into a mason jar with a tight lid.
  5. Transfer the pulp from the blender basket to a bowl lined with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and squeeze the cheesecloth to get the rest of the milk out. Pour it into the mason jar with the rest of the nut milk.
  6. Milk will last in the fridge for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 5
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