I drink nut milk all the time; typically in the form of almond or coconut milk. I love it in my morning coffee, the occasional Starbucks latte, and hot cocoa. I also love using it in my baking. But with all this nut milk I consume, I had never made my own until trying Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bag. Honestly, I thought the process was hard and too time consuming…but boy was I wrong!
Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bags are made from fine Italian nylon mesh with triple nylon seams. Their bags are Food Grade Certified and are strong, durable and versatile. Not only are they great for making nut milk, but they work well for juicing, sprouting, straining yogurt and making cold brew coffee as well.
I decided to try pecan milk first because I love the flavor of pecans and they only require 4-6 hours to soak (plus, I’ve never had pecan milk and always wanted to try it). After soaking, I drained the water then blended the soaked pecans with 3 cups filtered water and a pinch of Eternastar Himalayan Pink Salt. After a couple minutes of blending I poured the nut milk through my Ellie’s Best Bag and into a large mixing bowl. I then put the milk in a mason jar (and drank the extra) and in the fridge. The milk was delicious! It had a great pecan flavor and there weren’t any chunks/debris that slipped through the bag. I decided not to add any sweetener or extra flavoring since this was my first batch, but I definitely plan on doing so in the future (be on the lookout for some delicious nut milk recipes).
What I like best about these bags is how easy they are to use. I’m all about convenience, especially when it comes to cleaning. Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bags are sturdy, sleek and clean well with just soap and water. I was impressed with how quickly I was able to make the nut milk and clean up!
The idea of making your own nut milk can seem daunting, but as I’ve described it’s actually pretty simple! Making your own nut milk means you can have a larger variety of flavors and there aren’t any fillers, thickeners, preservatives, etc. There are a lot of different nuts out on the market, but many aren’t used in making nut milk (or are at least hard to find). And not a single nut milk you buy at your local supermarket is without preservatives, as they just don’t have a long shelf life without them. If you are interested in purchasing one (or a few) you can use my discount code “katie10” for 10% off your purchase on their website.
I don’t like to waste food, so I decided to dry the leftover pecan debris and use it as a nut flour. To do this, I spread the blended pecans out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and set my oven to 200 degrees F. I then put the pecans in the oven (middle rack) and let them bake for 30 minutes, checking them every 10 minutes. I used this pecan flour for making a Vegan Banana Bread.
Is there anything better than freshly baked banana bread with coffee (using my homemade pecan milk of course)?
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Ellie’s Best, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.