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Easy 4 Step Nut or Seed Milk + How to Use Leftover Pulp

A simple 4-step system to creating the ultimate nut or seed milk at home. We also provide tips to create your favorite combination, using any nut or seed of your choice.
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Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Drinks, Sides
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups



  • 1 cup nuts or seeds of choice see notes within post
  • 4 cups water for soaking
  • 4 cups filtered water for milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon Maple syrup to taste (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon vanilla extract to taste (optional)

Nut or Seed Flour

  • Leftover pulp from making milk



  • Add 1 cup nuts or needs to a large glass bowl or container, and fill with 4 cups of water. Cover container and set aside to soak for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • After soaking, discard water and rinse nuts or seeds thoroughly. Then transfer cleaned nuts or seeds to a high powdered blender or food processor.
  • Add 4 cups clean filtered water, along with optional flavorings. Blend mixture on high for several minutes, until completely combined and creamy.
  • Line a large bowl with a nut milk bag, and pour milk mixture into nut milk bag. Squeeze and twist milk through the bag until all liquid is extracted. Transfer milk to a mason jar or container and enjoy within 5 days.


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment and preheat your oven to 200 degrees F. Transfer pulp to the baking sheet, and break into smaller pieces.
  • Bake in the oven for 2-3 hours, or until mixture is dry and flaky. Toss pulp often, breaking up larger pieces to help it evenly dry out.
  • Once dry, pulse the flour in a high powdered blender or food processor until flour is fine and no large chunks remain. Store in the freezer until ready to use.


  • Almonds, pecans, macadamias, cashews, sunflower seeds, and hemp seeds all make great milks. Experiment and see what you like best.
  • The milk is great on its own, but feel free to add maple syrup or honey to sweeten, vanilla extract, bean, or paste, and even cinnamon for a special touch.
Keyword Dairy free, Drinks, Gluten Free, How to, Make ahead, Nut milk, Paleo, Vegan
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