How To Make Peanut Milk
Learn how to make peanut milk with these step-by-step instructions. It's a tasty and dairy free milk alternative!
- 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts*
- 2 1/2-3 cups filtered water
- 2 pitted dates optional
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract optional
To start, pour 1 cup peanuts into a container and then top them with 4 cups of filtered water. Store the container in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Once the peanuts have soaked, pour them out into a strainer and rinse them with cold water.
Next, scoop out 1 cup of the peanuts and pour them into the blender. Add 2 1/2-3 cups filtered water (however much fits into your blender), the dates and the vanilla, and blend peanuts for 1 minute.
Place a double layer of cheesecloth or a nut milk bag over a large container or bowl and carefully pour milk overtop, making sure the milk doesn't seep over the edges. Gently squeeze the bottom of the cloth so that the milk strains out and the only thing left is the peanut milk.
Pour the milk into a glass jar and store it in the refrigerator.
*You can also use raw peanuts if you prefer
**I've tried this with peanut butter per several reader requests, and though it does work and is a lot easier/faster, I found the flavor to be more diluted (less peanut-y) than it is when you use real peanuts
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg