Homemade Brazil Nut Milk

Brazil nuts with a splash of plant-based milk
Brazil Nut milk can be expensive to buy, which is kind of wild because plant milks are so easy to make yourself! They’re very versatile too.
Feel free to adjust the ratios of brazil nuts to water if you would like a more creamy milk. 1:4 is a pretty standard ratio, but we encourage you to try things out and figure out what you like best.
You can also use an ice tray to freeze this into cubes to use later in all sorts of other recipes!
You can actually make nut-based milks from just about any nut and the process is largely the same, just tweaking things to your liking. Check out more types of plant milks.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Estimated Cost$12
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Cups
Calories 259.3 kcal

Helpful Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 Cup Brazil Nuts (unsalted)
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 2 Medjool Dates Feel free to substitute the sweetener to your liking. Maple syrup and raw cane sugar are great options as well.

Instructions
 

Soak

  • Soak the brazil nuts in water overnight (for at least 8 hours)
  • Rinse the soaked brazil nuts.

Blend

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and process thoroughly until the mixture is smooth and frothy. This will typically take about 2 – 3 minutes.

Strain

  • Place a nut milk bag or cheesecloth over a large bowl.
  • Pour the unstrained blended brazil nut mixture over the cloth.
  • Allow for as much of the liquid to strain through as possible.
  • Pick up the bag or cloth from the edges so that the purée does not spill and squeeze the bag to get as much liquid into the bowl as you can.

Store & Enjoy

  • Refrigerate the brazil nut milk in an airtight jar or bottle. This should keep well for around 4 days.
  • Consider reducing waste and saving the pulp as well for use in smoothies, granola, or other experimental recipes!

Notes & Tips

Alternative Product

There are also a few really great products out there specifically made to create rich and creamy DIY nut milks without the hassle of straining and pouring.
If you are planning to make this part of your regular routine and don’t enjoy the creation process as some do, you could consider investing in a product that can make things more efficient.

Nutrition

Calories: 259.3kcalCarbohydrates: 13.6gProtein: 5.2gFat: 21.6gSaturated Fat: 5.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.6gSodium: 22.6mgPotassium: 257.4mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 17.9IUCalcium: 61.3mgIron: 0.9mg

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