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What’s in a Name?

Recipes ©Melissa King 2014 DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More

The controversy continues over what can be labeled “milk.” Does it apply only to animal sources, or can it apply to the extracted liquid from plants such as coconuts? There’s no immediate or easy resolution in sight. What we do know is that this basic recipe produces some delicious and healthful beverages—whatever you call them.


Basic Nut Milk

Recipe and Photography by Melissa King

Making nut milk is an easy process that’s pretty consistent among varieties. This basic formula is good for almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and pistachios.

Strawberry Brazil-Nut Milk

Recipe and Photography by Melissa King

Brazil nuts produce extremely thick, velvety milk that could be considered the full-fat version of the nut-milk world. I regularly drink it on its own, but my kids love flavored milk, so I created this recipe with them in mind.

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Melissa King is the author of "DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More".

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