Have you ever milked a nut? I’m sorry I mean mylked, the new addition to the foodie lexicon.
It’s actually quite easy, and if you’re a non-dairy mylk drinker I encourage you to try it at least once and you’ll be wondering why you’ve been overpaying for the packaged ones! It’s so creamy and delicious. While the packaged mylks can be convenient, watch out for many of the additives that are on the ingredient list, plus you don’t really know how much of it is actually the good stuff, the nut extraction.
I started making my own mylks when I realized that I’m the lone mylk user in the family, mostly for splashes in oatmeal, or my matcha latte here and there. So while it’s somewhat of a pantry staple, I didn’t need much of it.
There are many recipes for nut mylks online but generally the template is the same. Soak the nuts overnight, and add them to a high-speed blender like a Vitamix with water and a pinch of sea salt and any other optional spices (e.g. cinnamon). You can adjust the water to how thick you want the texture. You can mylk almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, even soybeans or create your own mix.
Making your own mylk also reduces your waste from the cartons and packaging that it comes in. I usually keep mine in a mason jar, or a weck juice bottle I have. I do recommend investing in a mylk bag which is simply a fabric sack for straining if you’re planning to do this regularly, it’s a worthwhile investment. While straining isn’t required, I like to do it for the smoothest possible outcome.
Here’s a master mylk recipe for you!
Nice and straight to the point! I didn’t realise that non-dairy milks labelled ‘milk’ were in violation of food laws but just read this post about it here: https://allhailsthekale.com/2018/05/17/strawberry-vanilla-cashew-mylk/
Have you ever tried tumeric lattes with almond mylk?
I write about them here: https://www.grainofseasalt.com/blog/golden-lattes
thanks for the comment! Yes, the dairy industry did not want there to be any confusion around the term milk. 🙂 And yes I love tumeric lattes and have also wrote about golden milk here! 🙂 my kids love them too. Great comforting drink for the upcoming fall / winter. https://estherkban.com/golden-milk-two-ways-sleepy-time-and-afternoon-tea/