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Wondering how to make pistachio milk? Blending up a homemade version takes just minutes with this quick how-to guide.
This how-to-make-nut milk guide makes whipping up a homemade pistachio milk recipe super easy. This pistachio drink is delicious but almost impossible to find in the supermarket. Enter the homemade version, ready in minutes!
Why Make Pistachio Milk
While researching nut milks for a magazine article I was recently writing, I realized that milked pistachios would likely be so delicious. But it's nearly impossible to find an unsweetened version in the store.
In my research, I tracked down one brand, Elmhurst Harvest, that makes an unsweetened pistachio milk. But the company didn't have any currently for sale. And I had to have some.
So I figured out how to make the pistachio drink on my own. This recipe uses a blender, but you can easily use a food processor instead. And it's much quicker to make than almond milk.
Once I mastered making this milk, I kicked myself for not doing it sooner, because it's so easy. It took just a few minutes to whip up a delicious batch. You don't need a nut milk bar or anything. You only need one or two layers of cheesecloth or fine mesh.
Then I put it in the fridge to cool for a refreshing drink and a base for a smoothie the next morning. You can refrigerate the milk for a few hours or overnight.
Pistachio Milk Benefits
The best part about the nut milk? It's made from pistachios, one of my favorite nuts. As for pistachio milk nutrition, you get healthy fats, fiber, and protein—all of which help to keep you satiated. And they're delicious. Because the milk is so fresh, it picks up a lot of that nutty flavor.
Love cooking with pistachios? So do I! Try these easy pistachio recipes:
Read on for instructions on how to make the nut milk! Go ahead and pour yourself a glass and pair it with a tasty baked good.
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This blog post was updated in June 2020.
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Homemade Pistachio Milk
How to cook Homemade Pistachio Milk
- Blend pistachios and water, adding vanilla extract if desired.
- Place a cheesecloth over a large jar; slowly sift the liquid through the cheesecloth. You may have to rinse the cheesecloth out a few times.
- Cool milk in a sealed container in the fridge for a few hours.
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