Thermomix makes many milks! (a dairy-free index)

Dairy free milk recipes for Thermomix

People who use Thermomix to achieve or maintain better health quickly discover that it is a super machine for making dairy-free milks of all kinds. Whatever the reason — whether we are avoiding an ingredient or introducing nutritional alternatives into our diet — there are many easy ways to make healthy milks while saving substantially on the grocery bill.

Make your own dairy-free milk recipes for Thermomix

With Thermomix in the kitchen I regularly make all sorts of dairy-free alternatives that were previously unaffordable and that I never would have considered making at home. (Think almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, hemp milk, rice milk, and milks from quinoa, coconut, sunflower seeds and other nuts!) Like most things, making nut milk at home can be daunting to try at first. But after making non-dairy milk once, it can quickly become the go-to beverage for low cost, convenience, and health factors.

Nut milks and seed milks recipes for Thermomix

Thermomix bloggers make many milks!
Thankfully there are passionate skilled Thermomix bloggers ready to help with tips and recipes. This growing list is meant to be quick reference guide for those who want to make the most of their Thermomix by doing dairy-free milks at home. Combined with recipes from Thermomix cookbooks the links below give fast access to the specific nut milk, rice milk, soy milk, oat and quinoa milk recipes that best suit your family’s needs. Bookmark these now! (Update Oct. 2013: the Kitchen Kit shop now features Thermomix-friendly nut-milk bags.)

  • Thermomix coconut milk recipes
    1) Thermomix Coconut milk as made on this blog, using dessicated coconut.
    2) To make with fresh coconut meat and/or coconut milk powder see the Coconut Milk recipe on page 19, “Fast and Easy Indian Cooking”
    3) There is a Thermomix Coconut Milk recipe (using fresh coconut flesh) in the cookbook “A Taste of Vegetarian Cooking”, page 31
  • Thermomix oat milk recipe
    1) Creamy Oat Milk with Variations from Tebasile’s Kitchen: creamy organic oat milk that is an easy and inexpensive dairy substitute for cream in sweet and savory dishes, smoothies, soups, curries and more.

Thermomix nut milk recipe index

Update October 2013:

 

 

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See 32 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. Mara November 6, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    And all of the above is because, as we say in Spain, “Thermomix is la leche”! (literally, “thermomix is the milk”, which is a slang way of saying that tmx rocks!

  2. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 6, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    Wow Mara — trust you to add more great spice to this blog… I LOVED learning this fact. Thanks so much for expanding our knowledge of all things Thermomix and for helping connect the dots between English and Spanish experiences of the super kitchen machine we love best!

  3. Kalayra November 6, 2011 at 8:51 am #

    I make almond milk weekly in my thermomix. Amazing what the cost saving is! And I made coconut milk recently (for one of the Thai lentil soups I made) and will never buy it in the stores again. It’s just too easy in the Thermie and it is so fresh tasting (and you know what you put into it)!! Again, the cost saving is key here as well!

  4. Kalayra November 6, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I’m going to have to try the oat milk! sounds delicious!

  5. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 6, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Hi Kalayra — yes, isn’t it crazy how easy this is? I make my soy milk with a bit of oats added for creaminess but have yet to try Tebasile’s pure oat milk. I can already think of several ways to use it, so I’m eager to give it a go. More ways to save money, yippee ;-)

  6. Quirky Jo November 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Thanks for this Helene! Now I have a quick reference list to send people to when they ask :) (And thanks for linking to mine!)

    It saves me so much money making my own dairy free milks, cream, sour cream, cream cheese, nut cheeses, dips, ice-creams, mousses, puddings, etc… I know a guy who was hesitant to buy a Thermomix because of the price, so he did some research, and figured out that if he made his own rice milk his Thermomix would pay for itself in a year on rice milk alone!! Of course, he bought one. AND became a consultant ;)

    Another lady I met at a demo made the opposite decision… she told me she pays $10 per litre for organic almond milk, and that’s the only milk she drinks. But she thought the Thermomix was too expensive. Very sad, because that was over 2 yrs ago, and she could’ve paid for her Thermomix about 3 times over by now on almond milk alone!! I buy insecticide free almonds bulk and 2 litres of almond milk would cost me about $3 at the most!

    And even if you’re not dairy free, it sure is handy to have the dry ingredients in your cupboard to make a quick milk alternative for the times when you’re doing some baking but you run out of milk – quicker than going to the store!! :)

  7. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 6, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi Jo — Great pointers here for the many ways to use dairy free milks — thanks! Also loved hearing about how much money we can save over time by using Thermomix this way. Sometimes we get so busy that I think we neglect to appreciate how much all those little savings can add up to ;-)
    Cheers, H.

  8. keffir girl November 7, 2011 at 1:47 am #

    I found that making coconut milk was too fiddly and annoying and decided not to make it again. What did I do wrong?/

  9. Mara November 7, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    Great comment Jo! Nobody home is lactose intolerant but still we love the various nut milks and creams, especially almond and coconut. Kids for texture and flavour and me… well, I just loooove to mess around with ingredients and if I get to make the ingredients themselves (and considerably reducing the price, too) then I’m twice as happy.

  10. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 8, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    Hi keffir girl. It’s hard to say from your comment if you did anything wrong at all. If you are using a Thermomix, then the only thing that might be considered “fiddly” is that we strain the milk through a jelly bag or muslin. If you are starting by removing flesh from a fresh coconut, it becomes more fiddly of course. (I have never used that method, I always start from dried coconut flakes because they’re always handy in my larder…) For me, this is a swift task and not one that I consider fiddly, but that’s just how I feel and you may feel otherwise. In fact, when I make coconut milk it’s pretty much all “pleasure”. ;-)

  11. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 9, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    Yay Mara — I’m in total agreement. There’s a big fun factor going on and if we’re saving money too, then wooHOO!

  12. Lesh @ TheMindfulFoodie November 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Great post Helene! Very handy to have all these links in the one place. I make cashew milk, almond milk and coconut milk regularly in my Bimbi :-) Must try the rice milk next!

  13. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 9, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    yay — and don’t forget about the oat milk too!

  14. Megan November 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I must say i love Jo’s recipes and the nut milk is so easy but your coconut milk is so delicious and totally my favourite

  15. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    Thanks dear Megan — that’s great news — but it’s not really “my coconut milk” (I wouldn’t take credit for someone else’s recipe). The instructions in “Fast and Easy Indian Cooking” from UK Thermomix are so thorough and offer many options, so there is a recipe there to suit any coconutty kitchen ;-)

  16. Mara November 10, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I used to find the making of coconut milk pretty tedious, too, until I discovered that I didn’t have to weave my muslin cloth because they sold those ready-made in so many places!!
    And now seriously, I don’t think it could be any easier, really. And the saving is so enormous (at least in Spain, where it’s a “luxury” item) that I literally giggle when I make that second bonus badge of “light milk”.
    I have a question for you, Helene: have you tried making coconut butter with the cream you get when making your coconut milk? do you think that would work?

  17. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Hi Mara — You are too funny and I think you are a “frugal sister” for sure. I also get a little too excited on making the second “light” milk. Each time I say to myself “wow — that is more than two litres of milk of coconut milk for HOW MUCH???” Pennies!

    Now about your question. I was in fact experimenting with dairy-free butter substitutes for the past two weeks! I mentioned this to Karissa in this comment the other day… but things are SO busy around here that I haven’t had a minute to post about it yet. I’ve tried a few different methods and am waiting to figure out which one I like best before taking photos and blogging. Don’t hold you breath, but it’s definitely coming…!

  18. Hotly Spiced November 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Wow! I had no idea you could make your own non-dairy milk!

  19. Mara November 16, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    More about that coconut milk: I actually save those taste-less coconut flakes, which are pretty good for gluten free baking, kind of like almond meal. I use them in my gluten&lactose free carrot cake, mostly, but also as a substitute for almond in macarons… nothing ever goes to waste!

  20. Tebasile November 16, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    What a wonderful post and Thanks Helene! I posted another dairy free version with quinoa on my blog: http://tebasileskitchen.blogspot.com/2011/11/quinoa-milk.html

  21. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm #

    Oh yes yes — I love how Thermomix makes us all more creative with ‘leftovers’ from making our own ingredients! Even though I have a dehydrator and often put my coconut flakes in there to dry, sometimes I don’t want to turn it on so I just spread the mass of tasteless pulp onto a cookie sheet or screen and place in the oven to dry in the heat of the light bulb, overnight. I grind (or not) the flakes to use as coconut flour, and add to baking or just about anything! Easiest way to use it is to put a tablespoon or two into yogurt or porridge at breakfast time for extra fibre. (I did think about putting them into macarons, but my mac technique needs a bit of work…) Your carrot cake recipe sounds great Mara ;-)

  22. ThermomixBlogger Helene November 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Thanks so much Tebasile — I have added your quinoa milk link to the list above!

  23. Su Chin November 23, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Thanks for this!!! I’ve been making the soy milk with it..and it’s always perfect. Of course, if I get to win the Dinner Spinner..that would be make it complete! :)

  24. Rebecca December 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Just wondering how long the milk lasts in the fridge? I don’t drink or use milk often, and if I buy milk it goes out of date before I use all of it.

  25. ThermomixBlogger Helene December 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Hi Rebecca — These ‘milks’ are usually safe for 3-5 days and some will last longer. Of course the home-mixed versions won’t have stabilizers as in the store bought varieties, but the beauty is also that you can make as much or as little as you need…

  26. Mel Wineera July 28, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Is it advantageous to have more than one nut milk bag? I want to start making almond milk and am about to order a nut milk bag (or two?)

  27. ThermomixBlogger Helene August 2, 2016 at 9:41 am #

    Hi Mel — I think starting out with one nut milk bag is just fine, and your frequency of use with it will determine if you want a second one. You don’t “need” to have two, unless you are making non-dairy milks repeatedly throughout the day. Hope this helps :)

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