The World’s Easiest Homemade Nut Milk


Did you forget to pick up almond milk at the store? Did you run out of cashew milk just as you needed it for baking or a smoothie? No worries! This homemade nut milk takes TWO minutes or less, total. Yes, within seconds of saying, “darn, the dairy-free milk beverage is gone”, you can have as many glasses of this creamy, dairy-free, homemade nut milk as you need.

Instant Homemade Nut Milk - just 2 minutes to creamy, dairy-free, vegan & paleo almond or cashew milk beverageLucky for you, this post is sponsored by Peanut Butter & Co. Otherwise, I might not have remembered to share this super easy homemade nut milk beverage recipe with you! All opinions, photos, and the recipe are my own.

I’ve actually been making this secret little homemade nut milk recipe for years. I still pick up dairy-free milk beverage at the store regularly. But this all-natural blend is such a quick and healthy option that I rely on it often for recipes (sweet, savory or baking!), dousing my morning granola, quick smoothies, or any time a glass of dairy-free milk beverage is needed in a pinch. And in some ways, it’s better than store-bought. It tastes amazing, is free of additives of any kind, relatively high in protein and “good” fats, and can be sugar-free.

Instant Homemade Nut Milk - just 2 minutes to creamy, dairy-free, vegan & paleo almond or cashew milk beverage

I was inspired to share this homemade nut milk recipe with you when I received some sample jars of the new Bestie line of Cashew and Almond Butters from Peanut Butter & Co. They make pure, creamy Cashew Butter, Almond Butter and Almonds & Cashew Butter with just nuts and the perfect touch of sea salt (the plain Cashew Butter has a wee bit of sunflower oil added).

I honestly couldn’t ask for a better natural nut butter. The simple, smooth blend of Bestie makes it PERFECT for healthy homemade nut milk. And you can bet that I made some almost as soon as I opened the first jar. Okay, I slathered some on a whole grain English muffin first. Then I made the nut milk.

Instant Homemade Nut Milk - just 2 minutes to creamy, dairy-free, vegan & paleo almond or cashew milk beverage

Special Diet Notes: Instant Homemade Nut Milk

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo.

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Instant Homemade Nut Milk (Just 2 Minutes!)
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You can half, double, triple, or whatever multiple you need of this recipe to get as much or as little homemade nut milk as you need right now.
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 tablespoon natural creamy salted nut butter (made here with Bestie Almond & Cashew Butters)
  • ¾ to 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or sweetener of choice, to taste (optional)
  1. Place the nut butter in your blender with the water. Use ¾ cup for a creamier nut milk or 1 cup for a more standard milk beverage. Blend for 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. If desired, blend in the sweetener. I recommend this for sipping; a little maple goes a long ways.
  3. Nut butter can still have a tiny bit of sediment. If desired, pour the nut milk through two layers of cheesecloth before using, for the smoothest finish.
  4. This will keep in a container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, but it will settle since there are no additives. Just give it a stir or shake, and use as you would any other dairy-free milk beverage.
Instant Homemade Nut Milk - just 2 minutes to creamy, dairy-free, vegan & paleo almond or cashew milk beverage

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. So as much as I like homemade nut milk I never do it. It is a huge pain in the you know what in my opinion. Especially since we have a family of 5 and all I’d be doing is making nut milk if I tried to keep up. But this is amazing! LOVE cheat methods so I’m all in!

  2. I’ve made my own dairy-free milk several times before but I always forget about it now. It really is so easy to do, I’ll just have to do it more often :). Thanks for the reminder.

  3. This is genius, Alisa!! I used to make almond milk from scratch but to be honest, I found it tedious and so time consuming. But this is such a great option especially when we run out of milk…which has been happening quite often lately :s

  4. I’ve actually been thinking of trying to make my own nut milk, as the ones I buy have a lot of gums in them. I’ve just been too lazy. 😉 This recipe is so fast and simple! Can’t wait to try.

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