How to make plant based milk | ALmond, Oat and Rice

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Plant based milks are actually really simple and easy to make, so I thought I would share with you three incredibly versatile and delicious recipes. Hopefully you can save a few pennies and save on packaging waste with these low waste recipes too. I have also included a video at the end to help if anything in the directions is not clear. Enjoy!

METHOD

  1. Soak the Almonds overnight in enough water to cover them.

  2. When you’re ready to make the milk, simply drain the almonds and place in a blender.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until the liquid becomes white and the almonds appear very fine.

  4. Place a nut bag in a large bowl and empty the contents of the blender in the bag.

  5. Use your hands to squeeze out all of the liquid, until you only have a dry almond meal left.

  6. Don’t discard the meal, instead use it in muffins, in porridge or other baking recipes.

  7. Your milk is now ready to drink, so place in a reusable bottle and place in the fridge.

  8. It should last up to 4 days before going bad, so be mindful of how much you make.

INGREDIENTS

Almond Mylk

  • 1 cup almonds

  • 4 - 5 cups water

  • 1/4 tsp salt

Oat Mylk

  • 1 cup oats

  • 3-5 cups water (depending on how thick you want it)

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (this can be substituted for any sweet you like)


Rice Mylk

  • 1 cup rice

  • 4 cups hot water

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 3-5 dates

METHOD FOR RICE MYLK

  1. Rinse rice thoroughly.

  2. Soak the rice in hot (but not boiling water) for two hours right before making the milk.

  3. After two hours empty the rice and water into the blender.

  4. Blend until white and the rice has become very fine or invisible.

  5. Place through a nut bag and strain using your hands to squeeze the milk out.


TIPS

These recipes are made to be adapted depending on your tastes. You can use any nut you like, or even hemp seeds. Play around until you find the one that suits you best for your needs.

Try also adding spices or things like cocoa to make a chocolate milk for kids (or adults). You could definitely make some delicious autumn inspired ones by adding pumpkin spice and warming it up!


Imogen Lucas