This Brazil Almond nut milk is a game changer. The nut milk to convert anyone who has been sceptical about trying alternative milks.
Making the switch to nut milks
If you suffer from gas, bloating and sluggish digestion it’s worth eliminating dairy from your diet to see if it may be the cause. When I switched to non dairy milk and milk products like cheese, I saw significant improvements in my symptoms. And while my body can now tolerate small amounts of butter, sheep and goat dairy, cow’s dairy and I just aren’t friends.
The problem with most commercial nut milks
Always check the ingredient labels of any processed food you purchase. Never go by what is written on the front. Most commercial nut milks contain added salt, sugar and carrageenan. Knowing the dangers of carrageenan I decided I just had to make my own nut milks at home.
Since my very first try at homemade almond milk I have not looked back. Those store-bought versions just cannot beat the taste of fresh homemade nut milk.
Homemade Brazil Almond Nut Milk
One of the advantages of making nut milk at home is that you can customise it to your taste. I like to keep a nice rotation of my nut milks, mostly because I bore easily but also because all nuts bring their own health benefits to the table and I like to take advantage of that.
This brazil almond nut milk is one of my favourite nut milks so far and it happened one day as I set out to make almond milk and realised that I did not have enough almonds to make a proper batch.
I did however have a packet of brazil nuts on hand so I thought why not mix them. The result was a marriage made in heaven. I am not a big milk drinker, I mean a straight up milk drinker. I use milk in smoothies, porridge, coffee etc but I would never drink a glass of milk.
However this lovely white creamy nut milk prompted me to enjoy a glass straight away. I think this is an ideal milk for beginners as its naturally sweet and its texture is the closest to dare I say it cows milk.
How do I make nut milk?
Making nut milk is a simple three step process:
First : You will need to soak the almonds for at least 6 hours to release their enzyme inhibitors and improve nutrient digestion however there is no need to soak Brazil nuts because they don’t have any or very little enzyme inhibitors. I decided to soak them both anyways.
Second: Blend, blend, blend
Third : Strain
A note on soaking Brazil nuts – I have received feedback that when using soaked Brazil nuts there is a bitter aftertaste in the milk. I did not experience this but just to be safe, do not soak the Brazil nuts!
Brazil Almond Nut Milk – nuts to water ratio
I use a 1:4 nuts to water ratio in this recipe. I suggest starting off with the same but feel free to experiment and find the ratio you like best.
Homemade nut milk nutrition
Health spotlight: Brazil nuts
- Brazil nuts are a good source of the mineral selenium. Selenium supports immunity and helps wounds to heal.
- Brazil nuts are a very rich source of omega-6 fatty acids that can lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Similarly, the mono unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in Brazil nuts lower cholesterol levels, and thereby reduce the risk for heart attacks and strokes.
- The high protein and fibre content of these nuts help to control hunger and can assist in controlling weight.
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Brazil Almond Nut Milk
- 1/2 cup raw almonds soaked for 6-8 hours
- 1 cup raw Brazil nuts
- 6 cups water
- Dash of sea salt
- Dash of vanilla
- Dash of cinnamon
- Place the nuts in a bowl or jar and cover them with water. Let them soak overnight or 6-8 hours minimum.
- When you’re ready to make the milk drain the water off and rinse the nuts well. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth. I do not own a high speed blender like a vitamin and it takes my blender about 1.5 minutes.
- Hold your nut-milk bag or strainer of choice over a large bowl. Pour the mixture from your blender into your strainer. Squeeze the bag if using until all the water has filtered through and only the pulp is left. It’s a bit like milking a cow.
- Pour your milk into a glass storage container. It will keep for about 4 days in the refrigerator.
- Save the pulp in ice cube trays for adding to smoothies or dehydrate it to make almond flour.
I didn’t realize that nut milk was so easy to make! This is a great idea next time nuts go on sale! I’ll have to try it!
It really is easy Jenn. Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
I like to drink milk. I have been contemplating to make nut milk for quite some time as I keep hearing of all the benefits. I will have to give this a try soon!
It’s too easy not to try Bismah. I’m sure you’ll like it!
This sounds amazing. I love drinking almond milk.
If you love almond milk then you’ll really love this Stephanie!
Thanks, Krystal. This is an interesting twist! I do prefer raw cow or goat’s milk myself, or coconut milk. I have some concerns about nut milks based on the teachings to the Weston A. Price Foundation.
Thanks Sandrine. I don’t have access to raw milk where I live. I’m not a big milk drinker so this is kind of the next best option for me right now.. 🙂
Loveeee almond milk, great post!!!
The kids mostly drink 2%, while I do my best to use Almond milk in my smoothies, and while cooking. Who knew making Nut milk would be so easy! Thanks for sharing
It is really easy to make and the kids can even help. My daughter likes to do the ‘milking’ bit..lol
Love this! I rarely use Brazil nuts!
Brazil nuts aren’t so common I think but they really do make a rich and creamy milk.. 🙂
I love the richness that Brazil nuts brings to nut milks!
Me too Sylvie!! It’s my favourite so far.
What a great combo! Not sure why I have never tried more adventurous combos like this, I am inspired!
Thanks Tessa! It’s a great combo you really should give it a try.. 🙂
Looks delish! And yes, homemade nut mylk and store-bought are like two completely different species! 🙂 Homemade is smooth, creamy, sweet, delicious, store-bought often just tastes like flavored white water + has all kinds of funky things in. Once I went homemade, I never looked back 🙂 + you can customize it in all kinds of ways, which makes it so much more fun.
I could not agree more Audrey! The creaminess of homemade nut milk is just to die for, unfortunately most storebought really does taste like flavoured white water.. 🙁
Hiya, awesome recipe. Looks super yummy! I was wondering where one can buy the knitted strainer you have there? Or if you could please point me in the direction of the tutorial? Thank you.
Hi Holly. I live in Spain, got the strainer at my neighbourhood variety store. It’s a no-name brand. I would recommend a nut milk bag, a simple cloth strainer or even a clean sheer stocking. All of these work well for straining nut milks. Hope this helps! 🙂