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How to Make Plant-based Milks
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How to Make Plant-based Milk

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: gluten-free, healthy, vegan
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 teaspoon turmeric, clove, cinnamon, ginger or raw vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca or lucuma
  • 1-2 tablespoon 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!