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How to Make Non-Dairy Milk

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the fourth and final episode of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are learning How to Make Non-Dairy Milk including Almond Milk, Cashew Milk and Coconut Milk. In previous weeks we covered how to make Gluten-Free Flours, a Sugar Substitute Chart and a Weight Conversion Chart, so if you missed those you can always catch up. 

Whether you are dairy free or not, nut milks have made their way into our everyday diets. We have them in drinks like coffee, smoothies and also curries and soups. They taste great and they are incredibly easy to make. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular non-dairy milks.

We have come a long way in recent years from thinking that dairy free, gluten free and vegan ingredients and recipes are just for those who are intolerant or have a particular diet. Chefs and restaurants have educated themselves and learned how to serve up 5 star food that is geared towards anyone who wants to eat a particular way.

I’m fortunate to live in Los Angeles where a lot of this movement started. It goes hand in hand with our healthy living and active lifestyle. That might seem like a very broad statement but I can honestly say it’s true. One of the best meals I have had in Los Angeles was at a vegan restaurant called Crossroads. What was most memorable from that night was the vegan cheese plate with cashew cheese. If you haven’t tasted it before, I would strongly recommend it. It has a lovely soft and smooth texture with a nutty, rich flavor.

Important Note: You can replace Non-Dairy Milks for regular milk or water in your recipes. The equation is equal parts 1:1 ratio.

Almond Milk

A creamy and delicious non-dairy milk that is high in protein. Find out how to make Almond Milk.

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Cashew Milk

Rich and silky, I like to add this non-dairy milk to smoothies and even dishes like Korma for its nutty flavor. Find out how to make Cashew Milk.

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Coconut Milk

This refreshing coconut milk can be used in both sweet and savory recipes like curries and soups. Find out how to make Coconut Milk.

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And in case you missed previous episodes, make sure to get my Homemade Gluten Free flours  and Weight Conversion Chart.

 

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  1. Helena on November 6, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Dear Gemma, thank you for this great recipe. I would like to try the almond milk but can not find the amount of almonds and water that have to be used…. thank you for your answer.

  2. Dr. Jimish Modi on October 8, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I followed your instructions but the milk does not last even for 2 days .I keep it in fridge immediately after making. It doesn’t smell sour for 24 hrs after 24 hrs it starts smelling sour third day it tastes and smells very sour. Please let me know what i may be doing wrong? Thanks

    • Gemma Stafford on October 8, 2018 at 5:32 am

      Hi there,
      You did not tell me what milk you made! or how you made it.
      Any fresh food will deteriorate, and the difference here is that it is not sterilized, as it would be when commercially produced.
      Almond milk, when made at home, will really only be good for a couple of days, from store, once opened, it needs to be refrigerated and used up in about 5 days.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. Lily on December 2, 2017 at 8:46 am

    i used a vanilla pod before can u use it more than once

    • Gemma Stafford on December 4, 2017 at 8:14 am

      Hi Lily,
      Yes! I rinse them off, then pop them into a jar of sugar, which I use for baking. You can also add them to alcohol, to make a vanilla extract. (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/?s=Extracts) check it out here.
      Hope this is of help to you,
      Gemma 🙂

  4. Shik on January 26, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for another fantastic video and recipe Gemma 🙂 Could you please also show us how to make nut butters like almond butter and others?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2017 at 3:08 am

      This is already here on my website, search for this in the search bar,
      Gemma 🙂

  5. Arathi on January 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you mam. Now I think, I know what should I do.

  6. Arathi on January 25, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Thank you so much mam, now I am pretty sure what I should do.

  7. Arathi on January 24, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Hello mam, I am very keen to ask this question, I want to use coconut oil in my baking but not sure which one to use. In India, we generally don’t get separate cooking coconut oil. Its always used for hair, although on different packs its writte 100%pure edible oil yet some say don’t use its only for hair. If it might be for cooking then it would say virgiv, extra virgiv, refined , etc…. I am still confused what should I do, all I want to use is healthy coconut oil. Can there be any substitute or something like that.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 25, 2017 at 1:17 am

      Hi there,
      It is really important to use an oil which has been produced for human consumption.
      You should ask in your market for this, it tends to be labelled Extra Virgin here in the US. I like to buy it in a food store. Sometimes I get it from an Asian store too. I do not know where you live, but I think you need to ask around your neighbours and family.
      Do not consume any product which you are not sure of, it may be adulterated,
      Gemma 🙂

  8. Elif Nur on January 24, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Hi Gemma! I have another question, this topic about vanilla extract, i live in Turkey and there isn’t vanilla extract. I want to do homemade vanilla extract but we don’t use alcohol. So I cannot other extracts(mint-orange). I use vanillin sugar(dr oetker, it is not vanilla it is vanillin) and it’s not right to use in recipes so what can I use instead of extracts? Or vanillin sugar is good and enough?

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2017 at 8:28 am

      Hi there,
      Can you buy vanilla pods? if so you can make your own vanilla sugar. Scrape the seeds from a split pod, and stick the spent pods into a jar of sugar, seal it and store.
      As you use the sugar you can top the jar up. You can keep this for many months.
      Use the seeds too, in your baking, in custards, pannacotta, ice cream etc.
      Gemma 🙂

      • Elif Nur on January 25, 2017 at 6:04 am

        Yes! I can buy vanilla pods everywhere. I will definitely try to make it, can’t wait!! Thank you soo much for the answer and vanilla sugar recipe. And also I tried your brown sugar recipe with grape molasses, it was amazing!:) Thank you again, you’re the best ❤

        • Gemma Stafford on January 27, 2017 at 3:19 am

          That is great, how lucky you are to be able to find good vanilla pods, vanilla extract was developed for people who could not get this natural treasure,
          Gemma 🙂

  9. Arathi on January 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Hai mam, I love your recipes with less ingredients. And your conversation chart wow, thanks for taking such an effort for us. I saw late but really helpful it is. I have started learning making new types of ice-cream. Its awesome to be with you……. Thank you.

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Thank you Arathi, I am really happy to have you with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  10. cardamonbraid on January 23, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I keep seeing your blender, and have tried to find it but no search shows it up 8( Could you tell me what brand it is please, I have lower then normal cupboards and if it could slide in rather then have to try and move it out just to put the top on it would make life so much easier

    • Gemma Stafford on January 24, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, this is a super blender from KitchenAid. It is a Torrents blender and it is really great, it has to work hard in my house!
      Gemma 🙂

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