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homemade tigernut milk

Tigernut Milk (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, nut-free)

Author: Michele
Servings: 2 cups
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 Paleo, Whole30, AIP, nut-free, and seed-free.
Note: This makes 2-3 cups, depending on how much water you use.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Soaking Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 15 mins


  • 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, a fresh 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.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Keyword: AIP, Autoimmune Paleo, coconut free, dairy free, milk alternative, nut free, Paleo, plant based, seed free, Vegan, Whole30
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