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 Post subject: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:39 am 
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Maybe everyone knows this already, but just in case you don't: I've been making my own nutmilk from nutbutters and it is SO EASY. Just dump 1 tbs of nutbutter and 1 cup of water (or 4 tbs/4 cups etc.) and some sweetener in the blender and blend until smooth. (I do have a vitamix, so I don't know how well this would work in a normal blender, maybe add the water gradually so it blends easier?).

Since the nuts in the butter are ground very fine, there is no need to strain the milk afterwards and the result is really creamy and very similar to the storebought stuff (maybe that's made from nutbutter too?). So far I've made hazelnut, almond and sesame milk this way. I make my own nut butters from whole nuts, so this milk saves me a lot of money compared to store bough nutmilk, which is very expensive here.

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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:33 am 
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I had no idea! I guess this means I could have milk in my coffee at any diner that has peanut butter now? And is willing to whiz it in their blender obvs

Wow! I'm so happy you shared this!

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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
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Yes - my lactose-intolerant niece was practically raised on almond milk made from almond puree (from the Health Foods store) diluted with water. It totally works!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:30 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:04 am 
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That's a great idea! I'm pretty sure a standard blender would be fine because I've made plenty of smoothies with peanutbutter in the past and it blended well, so I imagine water and nutbutter would also work.


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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:19 am 
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Yeah standard blender works fine! It is a handy trick to tell restaurants too that are making smoothies for you and they only have dairy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:25 am 
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Wow, I have to try that. Peanut milk!


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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:35 am 
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Is it ok to use almond butter that was made from dry roasted almonds? Most nut milk recipes call for the nuts in their raw state, so I was wondering how the dry roasting would affect the taste.


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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:45 am 
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Cool! I'll be keep mind of this because sometimes we run out of soy milk and don't want to go out to the store right away.

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 Post subject: Re: Making milk from nutbutters
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:24 am 
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ScooterDiva wrote:
Is it ok to use almond butter that was made from dry roasted almonds? Most nut milk recipes call for the nuts in their raw state, so I was wondering how the dry roasting would affect the taste.

I think it would affect the taste, but that's not necessarily a bad thing right? The taste would be slightly less 'neutral', so you'd have to use it in recipes where you wouldn't notice or wouldn't mind tasting a hint of roasted almonds.

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