5 from 1 vote

30-Second Nut Milk Hack

 April 26, 2023

Have you ever heard someone lament about how expensive going dairy-free is, because of the nut milks? Store bought nut milks are not only expensive (and currently on the rise in price), but are often loaded with refined sugars, gums, fillers, and other ingredients that are not-so-great for our guts. It’s time to throw those expensive milks out, because once you try my 30-Second Nut Milk Hack, you won’t want to buy pre-made nut milks ever again! This milk is smooth, creamy, made with just a few simple ingredients, and actually takes only 30 seconds to whip up.

A glass of the homemade almond milk, sitting on a countertop with a straw in it

Friends, with food prices consistently on the rise, it’s super important to provide you with recipes that are not only good for your body, but also your wallet. After all, food is the most expensive that its ever been, and a single carton of nut milk can run you as much as $11 at the grocery store. Talk about nuts!

And not only that, but even dairy milk prices are at an all-time high. For those of us that want (or need) to keep dairy-free, but also don’t want to spend a large chunk of our paycheck on a single carton of nut milk, this recipe comes as the perfect solution. Not only is it incredibly inexpensive, but it also comes together in way less time than it wold take to go to the grocery store. Believe me when I say it only takes 30 seconds!

Most homemade nut milks come together with the use of raw nuts, which are not only expensive (just a small bag of almonds will run you $7) but also take time to soak and de-shell. But this recipe comes together with the help of nut butter, which is just as delicious, creates the perfect, creamy milk consistency, and comes at a fraction of the price! A jar of almond butter is less than $5 at the grocery store, and will give you enough to make 2-3x the servings of this nut milk! Talk about a win!

All of the ingredients needed to make this homemade almond milk, sitting on a countertop
To make this 30 second nut milk, you will need nut butter, water, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.

3 Ingredients Needed to Make This Delicious Nut Milk

  • Almond Butter: The key to making this milk as simply and easily as possible is to use almond butter! You can truly use any nut or seed butter to achieve this milk, but if you want to make almond milk, use almond butter!
  • Water: Water helps to thin out this milk and help it achieve the perfect consistency!
  • Vanilla or Maple Syrup: These are optional add-ins but add a delicious flavor to your nut milk! You can use one or both of them to add a sweet and delicious flavor.
A blender, filled with the nut butter with water being poured into the blender
Start by adding all of your ingredients to a blender and blend for 30-40 seconds, until it is smooth and creamy.

5 Delicious Way to Enjoy This Homemade Nut Milk

  • Blend it into a smoothie: I love using almond milk in my smoothies to give it a nice, creamy consistency, and this nut milk is the perfect way to do that. If you’re looking for some good recipes to try, try my Bananas Foster Smoothie or my Chocolate Cookie Milkshake Smoothie!
  • Enjoy it with cereal: Good milk is a MUST with cereal! I love to enjoy this nut milk with cereal in the morning for a delicious and healthy breakfast. My favorite healthy cereals are by Lovebird and Magic Spoon!
  • Pour it into coffee: I love using this homemade nut milk in my morning coffee to make the most delicious lattes!
  • Use it in cooking or baking: This nut milk is perfect to use in your favorite recipes! Simply substitute it for normal milk to make the creamiest, most delicious dishes! I love using this milk inn everything from my Creamy One Pot Broccoli Pasta to my Simple Strawberry Muffins.
  • Drink it by itself: This homemade nut milk is so delicious, you could easily enjoy it on its own! Simply pour it into a mug and drink it cold for a cool and refreshing drink, or warm it in the microwave for a toasty and comforting treat.
A glass mug, sitting one a countertop with the homemade nut milk being actively poured into it

How to Make This Milk in Only 30 Seconds

This milk truly comes together in only 30 seconds, and when you see how simple and easy it is to throw together, you’ll never want to buy nut milk again!

Simply start by adding all of your ingredients to a blender (including your vanilla and/or maple syrup, if using). Then, blend your ingredients for 30-40 seconds, until it is completely smooth.

Once done, transfer to a glass jar and store in the fridge for 3-4 days! Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a review and rating below! To see more recipes and behind the scenes, follow along on InstagramTikTok, and Youtube! I’m also now on Pinterest, so stop by and take a look at what’s new.

** Photography by Bea Moreno
A glass of the homemade almond milk, sitting on a countertop with a straw in it

30-Second Nut Milk Hack

5 from 1 vote
Nicole Modic
SERVES 4 Servings
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Have you ever heard someone lament about how expensive going dairy-free is, because of the nut milks? Store bought nut milks are not only expensive (and currently on the rise in price), but are often loaded with refined sugars, gums, fillers, and other ingredients that are not-so-great for our guts. It's time to throw those expensive milks out, because once you try my 30-Second Nut Milk Hack, you won't want to buy pre-made nut milks ever again! This milk is smooth, creamy, made with just a few simple ingredients, and actually takes only 30 seconds to whip up.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter or substitute any nut or seed butter
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Splash Vanilla or Maple Syrup optional, but adds a delicious flavor to your almond milk!

Instructions

  • Start by adding all of your ingredients to a blender (including your vanilla and/or maple syrup, if using).
  • Blend your ingredients for 30-40 seconds, until it is completely smooth.
  • Once done, transfer to a glass jar and store in the fridge for 3-4 days! Enjoy!

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  1. 5 stars
    I used a variation of this recipe after Hurricane Ian. We had no electricity for several weeks and I don’t have room to store boxes of shelf stable almond milk.

    This can be made in a protein powder shaker, the type that has the steel ball

    I like mine a little bit stronger so I used 1 tbsp almond butter per 6 to 8 oz water.

    I also used 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, a pinch of Himalayan pink salt, a few stevia drops and 1/8 tsp xanthan gum.

    I put everything in the protein shaker and shook it for several minutes.

    If you want to strain it, just put the almond butter and water in the protein shaker, shake it for several minutes, strain it through a fine mesh strainer, pour it back into the protein shaker put any remaining ingredients in the protein shaker and shake it for a little bit.

    • Wow! Zoey, I am so happy to hear that this recipe helped you in that time. Thank you so much for sharing your review, this is exactly why I create these recipes!