The plant milk guide

Der Pflanzenmilch Guide

Our detailed guide to homemade plant milk shows you how easy it is with the Kuvings REVO830 Slow Juicer. You can say goodbye to unnecessary sweeteners, thickeners, oils, preservatives and other additives and enjoy 100% fresh plant milk instead.

Did you know that many supermarket plant-based dairy products contain sweeteners, thickeners, oils, preservatives and other additives? And the few brands that use pure ingredients can be quite expensive.

The good news is that making your own plant milk using your Kuvings Slow Juicer is surprisingly easy.

In this guide you will learn more about:

- Nut milk

- Oat milk

- Soy milk

- Seed milk

- How to flavor your milk however you like

- What you should consider when making it

You can enjoy your homemade milk straight from the juicer or, if desired, strain it through a sieve by placing it over the juice container while making the milk.

Most homemade plant-based milk products can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 3 days, but also trust your senses to detect spoilage.

Nut milk

To make homemade nut milk, it is best to soak the nuts in water in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 8 hours and then drain the water. You can then juice the soaked nuts together with fresh water.

The usual ratio of nuts to water is usually 1:1 (equal parts nuts and water). However, depending on your preference, you can reduce the amount of water for a creamier milk or increase it for a lighter consistency.

Instead of regular filtered water, you can also use coconut water, which adds additional flavor and electrolytes. Plus, you can combine different types of nuts to create your own custom milk blend.

Oat milk

A creamy, dairy-free alternative high in heart-healthy soluble fiber that's perfect for people with nut and soy allergies. Oat milk is ideal for cold drinks as it can occasionally settle in hot drinks.

To prevent your oat milk from becoming slimy or gummy, follow these important steps: Don't soak the oats for too long, use ice-cold water throughout the making process, and rinse the oats thoroughly before juicing.

If using oatmeal, we recommend soaking a cup of oats in water and letting them sit in the fridge overnight. Drain the water and rinse the oats thoroughly with cold water (this step is crucial) and then juice them with a cup of cold water.

If using oatmeal, soak a cup for 2 hours, drain, rinse well, and then juice with a cup of cold water.

soy milk

A rich, cholesterol-free milk alternative with a high protein content. In contrast to other types of plant-based milk, soy milk should be boiled before consumption. You can choose whether you want to peel the soybeans after soaking or use them unpeeled.

Seed milk

These lesser-known plant-based milks offer their own unique benefits. Pumpkin seed milk is rich in magnesium, which supports heart and bone health, as well as antioxidants, iron and zinc.

Hemp seed milk contains all 10 essential amino acids, protein and healthy fats. After preparing hemp seed milk, it is advisable to store the leftover hemp seeds in the refrigerator to preserve their freshness.

Add flavor to your milk

Another reason to make your own plant-based milk at home is the opportunity to experiment with interesting flavors.

Strawberry: Add fresh strawberries between the nuts/oats/seeds and water in the juicer.

Dates: Soak 1-3 pitted dates along with the nuts/oats/seeds and juice them along with the other ingredients.

Maple syrup, agave, honey, cane sugar: Add these sweeteners to the finished drink.

Vanilla: Vanilla pod – Soak 1 pod along with the nuts/grains/seeds and juice with the other ingredients. Vanilla Extract – Add about a teaspoon to the final product.

Cinnamon: Simply add it to the finished drink.

Cocoa or cocoa powder: Simply stir it into the final product.

Salt: Add a pinch, preferably pink Himalayan or sea salt, but regular table salt is also suitable.

What Not to Juice

Rice: Juicing rice can damage the juicer, even if it has been soaked. For rice milk, a high-speed blender is a better choice. 

Coconut: Unfortunately, coconut meat is too tough to be gently processed.

Try one of these nut milk recipes and share your results with us on Facebook and Instagram (@kuvingsgermany).