Nut Milks! July 18 2013by Dana Smith

First off, if you're interested in making nut milks, we highly recommend the Fagor Platino vertical juicer. This affordable but powerful juicer features a tap and mixing function that allows you to mix drinks inside the juicer and then open the tap to let the drink out. This is perfect for making nut milks as you need to mix water with the nuts being juicing in order to get milk; other juicers, especially horizontal ones, will let water fall straight through the juicing mechanism into the juice cup, giving you a much more watery final product.

With that said, nut milks are delicious and easy to make with the right juicer! Here are some of our favorite recipes. Credit to these first two recipes goes to 101cookbooks.com:

Almond Milk:
1 cup almonds (soaked overnight and then drained)
3 cups water
A pinch of salt or sugar to taste - entirely a matter of preference.
Ladle the almonds into the juicer along with the fresh water. Don't be tempted to use the soaking water! It can pick up an unpleasant flavor and feel slimy; use it to water plants with instead.
We love the resulting flavor with a bit of sugar. And the meaty almond pulp extracted makes great almond butter with just a little salt added to it.

Pistachio Milk:
1 cup pistachios (soaked overnight and then drained)
3 cups water
A pinch of salt to taste
Once again, ladle the pistachios and water into the juicer together. The pulp also makes for delicious pistachio butter when salted.

Credit for this next delicious recipe goes to gfinthecity.com:

Cinnamon Cashew Milk:
1 cup cashews (soaked overnight and then drained)
3 cups water
1-2 tablespoons of agave or honey to taste
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
A small pinch of salt.
Once again, ladle the cashews into the juicer along with the fresh water, and mix in the other items with the resulting juice. Smooth, creamy, and delicious - more honey and it's better than a milkshake!
Like chai? Try adding 1/2 a teaspoon each of ground ginger, nutmeg and cardamom.