How to Make Homemade Non-Dairy Nut Milks

Homemade non-dairy milks are a great way to customize your smoothies and discover new flavor combinations. Plus, how to make nut milk like almond milk and cashew milk — or soy milk,rice milk, or coconut milk options -- is easy in the Vitamix machine and tastes better than store-bought varieties.

All these dairy alternatives are made by blending nuts, coconut, rice, or soybeans with water. The mixture is then strained through a fine-mesh sieve (lined with cheesecloth for the smoothest results) over a large bowl to filter out the solids, or through Vitamix’s reusable filtration bag. Use the milks as-is, or add vanilla extract, sweetener, or salt to taste for added flavor. The milks will keep up to three days in the refrigerator.

Whether you’re vegan, lactose-intolerant, or simply prefer the dairy-free taste, try swapping these mild and creamy milks for water or dairy in the following smoothie recipes.

Watch how easy it is to create homemade milks in the Vitamix machine.

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