Peanut Milk Recipe | Dairy Free Milk Alternative with step by step pictures
Mom has a diary in which she used to note down recipes from magazines/ those that she heard on some show. Sometimes it would be recipes that she heard from one of her friends. Apart from that, she has also noted down measurements for traditional recipes like barfis, murukkus etc. that she used to make back then.
That diary is like a treasure trove for me. Very often I go through the book looking for recipe ideas.
For a very long time, I had an eye on a recipe called – Verkadalai paal, meaning peanut milk.
Back in those days, the time when she had noted it down, the allergies / different types of diets were unheard of and this recipe was noted under beverages.
I wanted to make it but then it kept being put off for later. Then for this marathon, I made sure to include this recipe from my mom’s notes.
The original recipe uses jaggery as the sweetener but I have not used any sweetener here.
While making this you can add dates/ jaggery / honey/ any sweetener of your choice. It does not taste so good on its own. This is just the basic recipe. Add flavorings and sweeteners to brighten it up.
I have used this milk in one of the recipes that I will posting in the later part of this marathon.
This peanut milk is a good dairy substitute for people who are looking for a casein free / vegan alternative.
Step by step method to prepare Peanut Milk Recipe | Dairy Free Milk Alternative
Soak raw peanuts for at least 5 hours. Drain and discard the water.Take in a blender jar and add water.[ IF using dates add now]
Blend well and filter. Return the peanut meal to the blender and add a little water and blend again. Filter and squeeze out as much milk as possible.
At this stage you can add jaggery, cane sugar, honey, cinnamon sugar etc depending on your taste..
I stored it in the fridge for a day and a half. Not sure how long it can last though.
A simple way to prepare a casein free milk.
- 1 cup Raw peanuts
- 2 cups Water
Soak the peanuts for at least 5 hours. Drain and discard the water
Take the peanuts in a blender jar and add a cup of water and blend well. Filter.
Put the peanut meal into the blender and add the remaining water and blend again.
Filter and squeeze out as much milk as possible