How To Make Nut Milk from Almonds, Cashews, or Any Other Nut — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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Nut milks are nothing new. In fact, Emma gave us the play-by-play on making our own almond milk at home a few years ago here. But as the variety of nut milks, nut milk blends, and hybrid almond-coconut-hemp milk creamers continue to fill the shelves, we wondered if we could make every kind of nut milk at home.

The answer is a resounding “Oh heck yes!” because not only can you make any nut milk at home, but it also tastes better, has fewer ingredients, and can be customized at least a hundred different ways. Today we will go through the process of making any nut milk at home using cashews for a creamy, dreamy non-dairy milk. Once you’ve mastered the steps, you can make any and every kind of nut milk at home.

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