Nut milk bags

  • This is one piece of equipment that you will always find in a raw food kitchen because they are used all the time to strain nut milks and seed milks.
  • A nut milk bag is simply fine meshed bag made preferably from a natural material. More often than not they are made of a fine meshed nylon material which does the job.
  • A piece of cheesecloth is a good, if not better alternative, and, if it's not too fine, can be simply placed over a strainer for hands free filtering.
  • To make nut milks simply soak some nuts overnight and then blend them with water. Hold the nut milk bag over another jug and pour the blended mixture in. Squeeze the bag by hand to release all the milk.
  • If you haven't got a nut milk bag or some cheesecloth then you can try just using a kitchen strainer instead. Pick one with a suitably fine mesh and stir the contents with the handle of a wooden spoon rather than squash it. That way you will get more of the milk and less of the debris. It's not nearly as good as a nut milk bag because you can't squeeze all the milk out.
  • For hemp seed milk you really do need a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, as the seeds tend to grind up very fine. Some of the debris will escape through the mesh of a sieve making the milk a bit grainy.
  • When you have finished using the bag, recycle the debris, and then turn the bag inside out and give it good rinse. Give it a squeeze to get the water off and leave it somewhere warm and clean to dry out, ready for next time.
nut milk bag

nut milk bag