How to make almond milk from almond butter at home with just two ingredients, in 2 minutes, using one of three methods (using the 'instant nut milk'/ 'almond milk hack'). Best of all, these methods works with all seed and nut butters!
All you need is 1 tablespoon of almond butter per 1 cup of water.
Blend both ingredients in a high-speed blender for between 40-60 seconds until creamy and thoroughly incorporated – voila!
Method 2: Using homemade almond butter
If you already have some in your fridge then, yay! You can use the exact method as above and have creamy almond milk in minutes.
Or, prepare Almond Butter (or your nut/seed butter of choice), according to these recipes. The process is simple – all you need is just the nut/seed, a pinch of salt, and a high-speed blender. Once prepared, you can use it as in method 1 – combining it with water to make creamy, rich milk.
Method 3: Using homemade blanched almond butter 'cubes'
If you start with almonds with their skins on, rinse and soak the almonds in cold water overnight (8-12 hours). Once soaked, rinse the almonds once more.
Blanch the almonds – follow this blanching method – which takes just a few minutes and surprisingly little effort!You can also skip these 2 steps and buy already blanched almonds, which you only need to rinse.
Add the blanched almonds to your high-speed blender with a pinch of salt and blend until you obtain a buttery consistency. Add a little water if necessary to help the almonds blend; up to 1 cup.
Transfer the almond butter to an ice cube tray (ideally 1 tablespoon per ice-cube), and freeze. Once frozen, transfer the ice cubes to a freezer-safe container of your choice and keep them in the freezer for between 3-4 months.
When you want instant almond milk, remove as many cubes as is required. Add the cubes to a cup, add water and mix well – this works with both warm or cold water, depending on what drink you want to make. Alternatively, you can add the cubes with the water to a blender and blend for 30-60 seconds until smooth.
Do I have to use almond butter? - Definitely not. You can make cashew milk from cashew butter, peanut milk from peanut butter, sunflower seed milk, pistachio milk, etc. Really any nut or seed butter that you buy or can make could be made into instant milk; even coconut butter works.Will any almond butter work? It’s best to use a natural almond butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice) with just the nut/seed in question and salt (which adds to the flavor and is usually used within the milks anyway). It can be raw or roasted. Avoid nut butters that have added oils and tons of additives because they can affect the flavor and texture (and will generally not be as healthy). You can use chunky nut butters too, just make sure to blend them a little to begin, to smooth them out. If needed, you can always sieve/strain the nut milk if there are little bits in it.