Basic Plant-based Milk Recipe (vegan & gluten-free)
This basic recipe for plant-based milk is easy to make and a great alternative to dairy milk. It's also totally customisable with your favourite seeds or nuts - have fun experimenting!
Servings: 4 cups (just over)
- ¼ cup nuts or seeds of choice (use more if you’d like a creamier milk, this is just the minimum amount you can get away with)
- 4 cups water
- 4 pitted dates (if using large medjool dates, use 2)
- ½ tsp turmeric, clove, cinnamon, ginger or raw vanilla powder
- 1 tsp maca or lucuma
- 1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder
After soaking your nuts or seeds for the required amount of time (this step is optional – see individual nuts/seeds below for soaking times) strain and rinse them.
Add to a high-speed blender with the water, dates and any other add-ons you pick from the list (or use your own!).
Blend on high power for about 1 minute.
Remove from the blender and strain the milk through cheesecloth or a nut milk bag (this step is optional too – see FAQs below).
Store the milk in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 4 days, and enjoy!