How to make plant-based Milk?

At Rewinder we started making our own plant-based milk some time ago, we have tried with multiple ingredients and always at the time of filtering, we tried with different fabrics looking for the one that filtered better and could be washed well. After several tests we came up with a very light natural cotton fabric that we decided to turn into a sachet to make the process easier. We love this at Rewinder! Make your life easier and if it’s flavored, even better;

Making plant based milk is very simple, if you try it and like it, you will make it often.

We are going to show you how to make four different versions of plant based milk: almond milk, oat milk, hazelnut milk and black sesame milk.

These are the ones proposed by Marta Caballero in her blog Crujiente y al dente.

Easy to make, cheap, and with them we can take care of our health, avoiding the generation of waste and pollutants to the environment and protecting animals.

There is a very wide range of plant based drinks, as wide as nuts, cereals or seeds you want to use. So, here are the instructions to make your own homemade plant based milk with what you like the most: hemp, cashews, pistachios, quinoa, tiger nuts, almonds…

You can add different extra ingredients to each of them that will give it a flavor more to your liking, such as cocoa (which works great with hazelnut milk), cinnamon, lemon or orange peel, turmeric, vanilla … You can also choose leaving them with their original flavor to be used in both salty and sweet recipes.

PREPARATION TIME

15 minutes

NUMBER OF SERVINGS

5 people

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of raw hazelnuts
  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 1 cup oat flakes
  • 1 cup of black sesame
  • Water
  • Coconut or sunflower oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Agave syrup or other sweetener (optional)

You’ll need:

  • A mixer
  • Bowls
  • Bottles or jars
  • A fine fabric, in this case we suggest our Rewinder bags to make plant based drinks, which is ideal.

Preparation:

The proportion of water would be 3-4 cups for each cup of nut or seed. You can add agave syrup to taste. A teaspoon of coconut or sunflower oil improves texture and helps the absorption of some fat-soluble vitamins.

The night before making our plant based milk; we will soak the ingredients that we’re going to use. This process is activating and makes the nuts easier to crush, digest and taste better. In the case of oatmeal, just soak one hour.

After soaking time, drain and rinse our base ingredient.

Blend for several minutes with the water, which we will add little by little, a pinch of salt and the oil.

Strain through our bag. Squeeze and squeeze to get as much liquid as possible.

Taste your plants based drink, and decide if you want to sweeten it, lighten it, flavor it…

Store it in a container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Plant based drinks tend to separate into layers when standing: shake before use. We should not overheat them, or boil them since they will be cut.

Store the pulp leftover in the freezer, there are many ways to use it!

Benefits of plants based milk

Set of bags to prepare plants based milk.

Plant based milks are an excellent option if we want to take care of animals and the environment, but above all to nourish our body in the best possible way.

Humans are the only mammal that drinks milk after being weaned. For this reason, a large number of people end up developing lactose intolerance. Even without being allergic to milk, consuming it can have negative health consequences. Sometimes when we drink it we ingest the hormones and antibiotics that they supply to the cows, sheep and animals from which they extract milk.

On the other hand, there are many companies in the dairy industry with procedures that involve terrible animal abuse. Some of the cruel acts that are committed in some dairy industries are the artificial

insemination of cows, so that they continue to produce milk. Also many calves are separated from their mothers shortly after birth and fed artificial milk substitutes that cause anemia and disease.

Furthermore, the environmental impact of dairy is very high: water is contaminated with manure, the toxicity of the soil increases (due to the use of pesticides and fertilizers), high methane emissions are emitted due to the number of animals concentrated in the industries…

If you dare to introduce plant based milk into your diet, you will be helping in the fight against climate change and improve your personal well-being.

We hope this article has been helpful.

Now you just have to choose your favorite and enjoy it!