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1-Minute Milk Beverage (Vegan, Nut-Free Option)

There is only one dairy alternative that I frequently use in everyday recipes, so I would be remiss if I didn’t offer a homemade option. Because dairy-free milk beverage is so inexpensive and easy to find, I do often purchase it, but I also make my own sometimes with this recipe. It works wonderfully in smoothies, atop cereal, or in the recipes throughout this cookbook.
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1/4 cup unsalted nuts seeds, or grains (see Nut, Seed, & Grain Note below) or 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter
  • 2 cups water or as needed
  • Pinch salt omit if using salted nut or seed butter
  • undefined Optional Add-Ins see below


  • If using nuts, seeds, or grains, put them in your spice grinder or small food processor and whiz until powdered or beginning to take on a thick butter consistency, about 1 minute.
  • Put the ground nuts, seeds, or grains, or the nut or seed butter, in your blender and add the water and salt (if using). Once you get used to this recipe, you can adjust the liquid amount up or down to suit your desired consistency. Blend for 30 to 60 seconds, or until creamy.
  • If desired, pour the liquid through a sieve lined with cheesecloth or a nut milk bag to remove any remaining nut bits.
  • If using any optional add-ins, return the milk beverage to your blender, add your chosen ingredients, and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Store in an airtight bottle or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. It will settle and thicken as it sits. Simply thin with more liquid, if needed, and give it a quick blend