I always make my own almond milk with a high-speed blender and a nut milk bag. However, the other day I realized I have another fantastic piece of equipment that can do all of this without a nut milk bag or blender. Making nutmilk with a juicer? Yes, it’s possible.
You can make almond milk without a nut milk bag and blender. But a juicer can do the same!
How To Make Nutmilk with a Juicer
For this article I used almonds, but feel free to use any kind of nut. And of course you will need a juicer. I used the 2nd generation Hurom juicer.
Place one cup (more or less 200 grams) of un-salted/un-roasted nuts in a large cup or bowl.
Pour a good amount of cold water into the cup or bowl. The almonds should be well covered in water. Allow the nuts to soak overnight or at least 8 hours. This is an important step. If you don’t soak the nuts, you might be damaging the juicer. The soaking will make the nuts soft enough to juice.
The next day pour out the water and rinse the nuts thoroughly. Make sure you rinse until the water runs clear.
Add fresh water in the bowl of soaked and clean nuts. The more water you add the lighter the milk will be. Don’t add too much. Start with just a cup. You can always add more water when the juicer is running.
Now it’s time to juice the nuts!
When the juicer is running, spoon a ladle full of almonds and water into the top of the juicer. Carefully add more. Don’t go too fast, or your juicer will get stuck.
Continue adding more nuts and water into the juicer. When finished, the milk should be frothy.
”I don’t have a slow juicer”
If you don’t have a juicer that extracts pulp, then strain the resulting almond milk through a nut milk bag. You can read here how to use a nut milk bag.
You can also make flavored almond milk.
This is optional though. Although plain almond milk is pretty tasty, here are some options to flavor it:
- Add coconut sugar
- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Add a teaspoon of raw cacao to create a chocolate almond milk taste
- You can blend the almond milk with bananas, dates and/or fruit to create an almond milk shake or smoothie.
- And my favorite are the soaked dates. For a slight sweetness I will soak 2 to 4 dates when soaking the almonds. Place them in the juicer with the almonds and water when juicing.
Almond milk can be kept in the fridge for some days. Just make sure to store it well. The same rules apply for juices and smoothie. So, fill up the jar to the brim as much as you can and cover it with a lid. Place the milk in the fridge right after juicing and you will be able to keep it for 2 to 3 days.
Which nut milk is your favorite? Have you ever tried juicing nuts?
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