Nut milks are definitely having a moment in the spotlight, and rightfully so given their deliciousness, healthfulness, and the fact that they're a tasty alternative to dairy. Packed with protein and heart-healthy fats, nuts—in any form—are a staple of a healthy diet.
Nut milks are nondairy milks made from nuts, filtered water, and optional flavor additions. The basics of making your own nut milks are simple: soak, blend, and strain. But the real magic happens when you start playing around with additions—there are endless flavor combinations to be explored.
First, let's go through a basic recipe for nut milk. This recipe works for every kind of nut, as well as seeds (think hemp, pepita, sunflower, chia, and sesame seeds). Feel free to adjust the amount of water depending on the thickness you prefer. Thick milk is great as creamer for coffee and for baking, and thinner milk works well for granola.