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Milk Substitutions

Most milk substitutes are a simple one-to-one ratio, and we have quick and easy recipes to help you out!

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How to Make Nut Milk

Need: Raw unsalted nuts, water, a blender, strainer, and cheesecloth (or nut bag).

  1. Soak shelled and peeled nuts overnight in water or boil for 8 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse nuts.
  3. Put nuts in blender with 2 parts water for each 1 part nut (3 parts water for thinner milk). Pulse blender to break up nuts, then run high speed for 3 minutes.
  4. Line a fine mesh strainer with 2 layers of cheesecloth (or just a nut bag).
  5. Pour nut mixture through strainer/bag over a bowl, twist closed. Squeeze and press with clean hands to extract milk into bowl.
  6. Sweeten with agave, maple syrup, simple syrup or dates to taste.
  7. Chill and enjoy!
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How to Make Oat Milk

Need: 1/2 cup rolled oats, 3 cups water, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and a tiny pinch of salt.

  1. Combine all ingredients in blender and blend max for 30 seconds.
  2. Line a fine mesh strainer with 2 layers cheesecloth.
  3. Pour oat mixture through strainer over a bowl. Don’t press, let gravity do the work.
  4. Sweeten with agave, maple syrup, or simple syrup to taste.
  5. Chill and enjoy!
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How to Make Buttermilk

Need: Any plant-based milk, and 1 tbsp acid (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, for example).

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of the acid to your plant milk and stir.
  2. Wait 10 minutes and you’ll have buttermilk!
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