Quick Vegan Milk Recipe

homemade cheap vegan milk made from just a few ingredients. Free of dairy and additives

This milk is free of any additives, preservatives, dairy and oil. Suitable for whole food plant based diets or anyone looking to cut down on their dairy intake. I’ve costed this vegan milk as working out as less than 10p a pint using the prices of my UK shop (non organic).

The salt is optional in this plant milk recipe. I find it balances out the flavour a bit and enhances it, but it’s up to you. I always use a high-quality sea or rock salt as it provides trace minerals rather than just pure sodium chloride.

30 second vegan milk that can be made in less time than it takes to open a shop bought bottle of vegan milk. so easy to make your own dairy free milk at home

You can add one date to this vegan milk if you like sweetened milk, just make sure it’s pitted! I love using dates to sweeten recipes as they provide fibre and nutrition and along with sweetness. Dates do contain sugar, but it’s natural sugar that is absorbed slowly and is not a free sugar

Roast peanuts in peanut butter do give a great flavour to this easy milk recipe. Although peanuts are technically a legume as they grow underground in a pod. As they are used as a nut its forgivable to think of them as a nut rather than the more accurate botanist classification.

diy quick peanut milk that can be made with any nut or seed butter. peanuts however do give an amazing taste and are very affordable

The recipe calls for filtered water but this does depend on how good your water source is. Some municipal water is high in undesirable elements or has been treated.

I’m lucky enough to live near a natural spring and I try to focus my water around that. Although as mentioned in my article about the problem with shop bought plant milk, water is dense so it’s pretty tiring walking back from the well with water.

quick vegan milk recipe using just nut and seed butter to make in a few seconds. Forget buying plant based milk and make your own instead

My instant nut or seed milk is great in hot drinks like coffee or tea. As it has no additives it will seperate so I keep in the fridge with a lid to give a quick shake before serving.

Peanut butter is used for the nut milk recipe just as its wildly available and is very inexpensive. But you can use any nut or seed butter that you like, just choose a pure butter with no added oils.

simple vegan milk recipe that anyone can make in seconds. make your own vegan milk that's good for you and the planet

Whole cashews can be blended to make milk like this that is also raw. Cashews and macadamias are the only whole nut or seed that can be used to make a dairy free milk without straining.

Sunflower seed milk is also great, but you do need to strain it and realistically I know that’s not practical if you’re in a rush in the morning.

Yield: 1 Pint

Quick Vegan Milk

homemade cheap vegan milk made from just a few ingredients. Free of dairy and additives

Make your own dairy free milk in less than 30 seconds. Stop buying milk and live more sustainably with this recipe that's quicker than shopping and recycling plant milk containers.

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 1 tbsp Nut or Seed Butter
  • 1 pint of Filtered Water
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla (optional)
  • A pinch of Sea Salt (optional)
  • 1 Date (optional)


  1. Place everything into a small jug / bullet blender.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds then enjoy.
  3. Keep quick vegan milk in the fridge in an airtight container and consume within 3 days.

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Nutrition Information


1 pint

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 31mgSodium 266mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 2g


16 thoughts on “Quick Vegan Milk”

  1. I’m excited to try this! Would it be okay to heat this up for a coffee (and what’s your opinion on the best way to heat milk)?

    1. Bastian Durward

      Yes it does work in coffee, it’s not the best but I think it’s good. I just heat gently in a pan

  2. Brilliant, I just tried this and is quick and easy. Rather higher in calorie than the premade and tastes wonderful so I might make it weaker! I just need to make sure I get my vitamins and minerals in as no added calcium.

    1. Bastian Durward

      Great glad you like. Yes afraid unlike dairy or plant milk in the shops there’s no calcium. You could add calcium supplements much like the factories of plant milk do or have more plant foods that are high in calcium like my calcium fudge.

  3. Great idea!!! But, be careful if using raw nuts, like cashews, macadamias, etc, for the phytic acid in them… best to soak and rinse before turning them into nut milk…❤️

    1. Bastian Durward

      Thanks, I was under the impression that cashews and macadamias did not need to be soaked, but all other nuts do. But one thing for sure is the nut milk in the shops won’t be from soaked.

  4. Omigosh, this milk is amazing! Tastes better than store bought, is cheaper and healthier, I am never buying milk again.

  5. if using raw nuts such as macadamia or cashew what is the measured amount compared to using a nut butter? tablespoons for example. thanks

    1. Hi there, it’s difficult to give an exact amount as nuts vary so much. But as a rough guide I usually add 2 tbsp of whole nuts to replace 1 tbsp of nut butter. It will need to be blended for much longer if a whole nut – cashews and macadamia do work well to become smooth though.

  6. Can I use almond butter to make this? Nut based milk is only sold in half-gallon (approx 2 liters) containers here and I never use it quickly enough before it goes bad. I would love to make cashew milk but on a strict budget I cannot afford the raw cashews or macadamias. Thank you.

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