Brazil Nut Milk

Brazil Nut Milk is rocking my world. This dairy-free milk tastes just like the real thing according to my older son. I think this nut milk recipe is the bomb. Brazil Nut Milk is a fabulous dairy alternative. It’s creamy, smooth, and easy to make, with only 3 ingredients.

I serve Brazil Nut Milk with my paleo, grain-free Mulberry Granola. It’s also delicious on top of Paleo Porridge, or in Dandelion Coffee. If you miss cookies and milk, try my Primal Chocolate Chip Cookies and a glass of this incredible dairy-free milk!

Brazil nuts not only taste great, they are super healthy. Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, Brazil nuts are a fantastic source of selenium which protects cells from damage and can lower the risk of certain cancers. Brazil nuts also lower LDL cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol.

If you’ve been wondering how to make nut milk, you’ll love this delightfully easy brazil nut milk recipe!

Brazil Nut Milk

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Servings 4 cups



  • Soak brazil nuts and vanilla bean in a large bowl of water for 8 hours
  • Discard soaking water, and rinse brazil nuts and vanilla bean
  • Blend brazil nuts, vanilla bean, and 4 cups of water in a vitamix
  • Use a nut milk bag to strain pulp from milk, save pulp for another use
  • Serve
Prep Time 5 mins
Soak Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
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This milk is similar to a whole milk (as opposed to skim or low-fat). If you’d like to make it a little less creamy, simply increase the water in the recipe from 4 cups to 5. If you’re looking to use the leftover pulp from this recipe, try my pulp crackers.

Here are some of my other homemade dairy-free milk recipes:

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69 responses to “Brazil Nut Milk”

  1. I didn’t read ALL the previous comments so I don’t know if this has been covered.
    I’m curious about the nutritional info, specifically selenium and other minerals. How much is left in the mill and how much in the pulp?
    Looks yummy. I have some Brazil nuts on my counter, waiting right now.
    And my other question, does anyone know what Brazil nuts are called in Brazil? :)

  2. You have very appealing Paleo recipes. i am going to try a number of them. Thank you. But I have to ask you if you can tell me where to purchase 2 or 3 swing top milk bottles like the one in the picture on the how too make brazil nut milk. I’d love to have a coup of those in my collection.

  3. I love your recipes and your site, but please be careful with Brazil nut milk. I believe you can overdose on selenium using it. Maybe use it as a mixed milk with another nut. I read this on a naturopathic pharmacist’s blog. (Suzy Cohen)

  4. Hi Elana! Thanks for the Brazil nut milk recipe… I love Brazil nuts, and I’m very excited to try this new nut milk! Just a quick question before I start the blender: I buy a brand of Brazil nuts that come pre-sprouted. Do I still need to soak them before preparing the nut milk? Thanks for your input!

    • Hi Maria, I haven’t ever tried making this milk using pre-sprouted Brazil nuts, so not sure if that will work. If you do experiment please let us know how it goes.

  5. This is by far my favorite nut milk and I’ve tried quite a few, both homemade and store bought. Thank you so much for this idea! It has made my morning tea so much more enjoyable.

    For anyone interested, I am still using the nut milk that I made 5 days ago and it seems just fine. There is no off taste or smell. I’m assuming that I’m near to reaching it’s limit but think that it will easily last up to 7 days in the fridge.

  6. How long will a nut milk keep? I’m thinking probably only a couple of days at most. Can someone please advise! :) Thank you!

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