Making your own nut milk at home is a fantastic choice for those who want to shift away from Tetra Pak in favour of eco-friendly alternatives.
However, if you’ve ever attempted homemade plant-based milk using a blender or food processor, you know it can be quite a hassle. That’s where nut milk makers come in. But don’t worry, many of them can milk more than just nuts.
– Wondering if they’re worth the investment? Find out here whether a nut milk maker is worth buying.
Here are the best nut milk makers:
Klarstein Marcia Nut Milk Maker
- Types: Soya, seeds, nuts, and grains
- Yield: 300ml to 1.2l
- Price: £340.99
- *BUYER’S CHOICE* (top-rated)
This machine produces the creamiest and smoothest milk out of all the nut milk makers mentioned in this guide. Moreover, it is a really well-built machine (made by German brand Klarstein) that will last you a lifetime.
It has a sleek design that’ll look great in most kitchens. It may take up a little bit of space on your counter, but it does produce large quantities of milk (up to 1200ml). But don’t worry, it can also take on smaller tasks, with a minimum of 300ml.
It is also multi-functional, so you can use it to create juice, smoothies and soups!
This popular nut milk maker from MioMat yields a large quantity of vegan milk but the machine itself doesn’t take up too much space on your kitchen counter.
The vortex blender means that it gets the most out of the ingredients. Leaving very little waste behind. Moreover, it also doubles up as a blender, allowing you to make soups and smoothies.
It also has multiple preset functions with different temperature settings that are suited to different plant-based milk ingredients.
If you are looking for a smaller personal nut milk maker then you should check out Milky Plant. Their machine is tall and slim, so it takes up a lot less space on your kitchen worktop.
It yields around 500ml of milk each time, which is perfect for all the solo plant milk drinkers out there. You can also buy a few extra glass bottles to make a few batches of different milks. Because variety is the spice of life!
What I really like about Milky Plant is that they have considered the nutrition of your homemade nut milk. So they have a ‘Fortify Me‘ powder mix which you can add to your machine to add essential vitamins like B12, calcium and iron to your milk.
This plant milk maker from Salter is a lot more affordable than most alternatives. That does come with a downside, it looks like it was designed in the 80s. If looks don’t bother you and if you can deal with a few broken parts here and there, then you’ll enjoy using this machine!
It has the highest yield of any of the nut milk makers here. Which makes it perfect for families or plant-based milk obsessives.
It blends the ingredients into a smooth consistency and the parts are pretty quick and easy to clean. So it does exactly what it says on the tin!
This rather large nut milk maker features a nifty timer feature that allows you to prepare the ingredients and leave it overnight ready for it to make your milk fresh first thing in the morning. Whilst I can’t see myself needing this function, I can imagine it being useful for busy people.
It will take up some space on your kitchen worktop, but it’s white exterior may be better suited to some kitchens.
Despite its size, the yield is actually quite small. So you’d need to use it more regularly if you need larger quantities, which I guess is easier thanks to their timer function!
This isn’t a nut milker per se, because you will need your own hand blender to use it. But it is a really handy and affordable set that makes DIY plant milk a bit simpler.
You soak the ingredients in the jar overnight, before removing the liquid and replacing it with fresh filtered water. Then you add on the silicon splash guard and blend the ingredients with the fresh water using a hand blender (discover my favourite blenders here). Then you use the filter implement to push down the leftover solid bits and pour the smooth liquid into the other jar.
If you don’t have a hand blender, then you can simply blend the ingredients in a standalone blender and pour the mix into the Kilner jar before pressing down the filter. It is a lot more faff than the other nut milk makers here, but is great for anyone who prefers a more ‘hands-on’ method.
How I selected these nut milk makers
There are many nut milk makers out there for you to choose from, so why have I selected these 6 particular models? It comes down to their overall effectiveness, cost and online reputation.
- Effectiveness: I have only included plant-based milk makers that actually work. There are quite a lot of like-for-like models sold for quite cheap online that blend poorly and can be difficult to clean. I have left these out of my roundup.
- Cost: I have included a mix of machines to provide the best options for all budgets.
- Reputation: I have done my research on all of the brands to see what their online reputation is like. I have only included reputable brands in my roundup. I have left out brands with little to no reviews, or brands that have recently rebranded after receiving large numbers of negative reviews.
Why trust Edible Ethics?
I am an experienced vegan chef turned food blogger. I have had a lot of experience cooking with and using plant-based milk. This has involved using nut milk makers to make vegan milk from scratch, in both a professional and personal setting.
I know the importance of achieving silky smooth plant-based milk and would use any of the nut milk makers above to help me do this in my own kitchen!