homemade tigernut milk

Tigernut Milk (AIP, Paleo, nut-free)

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 24 hrs
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 49 minute
  • Yield: 2-3 cups 1x
  • Category: Drink, Basic
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Paleo, AIP
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Making your own tigernut milk is actually extremely easy to do. You get a creamy, slightly sweet, delicious beverage that can be used in place of coconut milk and is AIP, Paleo, nut-free, and seed-free.



  • 1 cup Whole Tigernuts
  • 4 cups Water – divided
  • pinch Sea Salt


24-48 hours ahead of time, place the tigernuts into a jar or bowl and cover with water (approx 2 cups). Store covered in the fridge for 24-48 hours.

When ready to make the milk, strain the water out, rinse, and then add the tigernuts, the remaining 2 cups of water, and the pinch of sea salt to a blender. Blend on high for 3-4 minutes, or until there are no chunks remaining.

Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, or a fine mesh sieve. Squeeze or knead as needed to get all of the liquid out. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week.


MEAL PREP: This is a good item for meal prep as you can make it and store it in the fridge for a week. Note that you’ll need to soak the tigernuts for 24-48 hours prior to making the milk.

FREEZER: You can freeze the tigernut milk and thaw in the fridge.

Keywords: nut free, seed free, aip, paleo, plant based, vegan, coconut free, milk alternative, dairy free

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