Here is everything you need to know to make delicious, frothy plant-based cauliflower milk! This healthy vegan milk requires no soaking and is great for lattes, baking, and cooking.
It might sound surprising, but it’s true: cauliflower milk is the next plant-based milk that you need to try. It’s amazingly easy to make at home with very little equipment. Plus, the ingredients are inexpensive and easily available. So go ahead and make yourself a big jug of milk to enjoy all week long in coffee, oatmeal, baked goods, and much more.
Ingredients for Cauliflower Milk
The ingredients for this recipe couldn’t be easier to find. Here’s what you need:
Cauliflower. Choose a nice large head of organic cauliflower.
Medjool dates. These add natural sweetness. They’re softer and sweeter than deglet dates.
Maple syrup. Use the pure stuff for the best flavor.
Vanilla extract. If you want a more savory flavor for your milk, you can omit the vanilla.
Cauliflower Milk is Considered to Be Sustainable
If you’re into keeping our environment healthy and sustainable, then using cauliflower milk as an alternative allows you to achieve this at best! As long as there aren’t any pesticides used and your cauliflower is Non-GMO/organic, then you’re in the clear.
How to Make Cauliflower Milk
Unlike some more complicated vegan milk recipes, you don’t need to soak anything to make this recipe. You’ll start by cooking the cauliflower until it’s super soft. Then blend it in a high-speed blender until smooth and frothy. To remove the pulp, strain the milk through a cheesecloth or a fine-mesh strainer.
There you go: you have freshly made milk ready to enjoy!
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In recent years, we have seen a remarkable evolution in the accessibility and flavor of these products. Whether you have an allergy, are lactose-intolerant, are looking to try a vegan lifestyle, or just simply try making the switch to dairy-free, there are a ton of different milk alternatives, including Almond milk!
How to Use Cauliflower Milk
There are a few options that include cauliflower milk being used to it’s fullest potential. You can definitely fun experimenting on these options and of course, switching things slightly by adding new flavors to your homemade cauliflower milk. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use it:
1headCauliflower, chopped in medium chunks(About 3-4 cups of florets!)
2-3pittedMedjool dates, soaked(See Notes!)
2Tbspspure maple syrup
Pinch ofsea salt
In a medium dutch oven pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil and add the cauliflower florets with a pinch salt. Cook until cauliflower has softened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and let cauliflower cool completely.
Next, add all ingredients (including cooled cauliflower florets) to a high-powered blender and blend on medium-high speed for about 30-45 SECONDS. **NOTE: Do not over-blend; Adjust sweetness as needed.**
Once done, slowly strain (using a cheesecloth) milk into a pitcher, squeezing the cauliflower pulp to ensure that all milk is extracted. NOTE: You may have to repeat this process until all cauliflower milk has been fully strained by re-pouring milk on top of pulp to extract more milk, if needed.
Refrigerate milk (best if tightly sealed/covered) for up to 1 week. Stir before serving.
Sip and Enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
STORAGE: When properly stored in the refrigerator, cauliflower milk lasts for up to 1 week, at best. Usually, I like to consume my batch within the first 2-3 days.
SERVING: To make less milk, cut ingredient measurements in half (mostly the amount of cauliflower + water). To make more, simply double or triple the measurement of ingredients, depending on your desired amount.
SWEETENER: If dates aren't desired, you can use additional Agave, pure maple syrup, or date syrup, instead if preferred.
SOAKED DATES: To soften dates and make them plump (which blends well), simply cover them with boiling water in a measuring cup or boil and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until the begin to "swell". Drain and rinse.
USES: Cauliflower milk's creamy consistency makes it perfect in lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, creamy soups, and baked goods. Can also be used as regular milk for cereal, etc.