How to Make Nut Milk at Home from Peanut Butter

Making your own milk alternative is surprisingly easy, especially when all you need is your favourite nut butter and water!

What is nut milk?

Nut milk, such as almond milk, is a plant-based alternative to cow’s milk which is perfect for those who are vegan, lactose intolerant, or just like the taste! Homemade nut milk is a fantastic alternative to regularly buying it, as it can help reduce your overall waste. Not only this, but making your own nut milk at home means you have control over what goes into it – no preservatives or additives needed!

Many plant-based milk recipes show how you can make a milk alternative using almonds, cashews, peanuts, or even rice and oats. Whilst this is still a great way to make your own vegan milk, we have an even quicker, and easier recipe which only needs one main ingredient – nut butter.

Homemade nut milk is best enjoyed cold after being chilled in the fridge, and is amazingly versatile. Some ideas for ways to use your nut milk include:

  • Porridge – heat with oats to make a nutty, creamy porridge
  • Protein shakes – add a scoop of our Vegan Protein Blend for a high protein shake
  • Cereal – pour over cereal or granola for a tasty breakfast
  • Chia pudding – mix some nut milk with chia seeds and chill overnight
  • Tea/coffee – add a dash of your homemade milk alternative to your go-to brew

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make your own nut milk below.

Home-made Nut Milk Recipe

homemade nut milk

Preparation time: 2-3 minutes



STEP 1: Add the peanut butter to your blender or mixer.

Peanut Butter


STEP 2: Add the water to the blender. You can add more later if you’d like your milk to be thinner or weaker.

filling glass water bottle

pouring water into blender

STEP 3: Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavour.

teaspoon of salt into blender

STEP 4: If you like your milk on the sweeter side, you can add a teaspoon of maple syrup or agave syrup.

teaspoon of syrup

STEP 5: Put the lid on the blender and blend together for a minute or two.

putting lid on blender


blending nut milk

STEP 6: That’s it! You can pour your milk into a bottle and store it in the fridge, or use it straight away.

pouring nut milk


bottle of nut milk


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Arabella Ogilvie

Arabella Ogilvie

Writer and expert

Arabella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow where she covered health topics ranging from the physiological effects of exercise and nutrition, to psychology and neuroscience.

She has a lifelong interest in sport and fitness, including running, swimming, hockey, and especially rowing. At university, Arabella was a keen rower and competed in the first boat at events such as the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta, The Scottish Boat Race, and British University Championships, and won Novice Rower of the year in her first year.

In her spare time, Arabella loves to train in the gym and practice yoga and meditation. She is passionate about the natural world and will take any opportunity to be outdoors.

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