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How To Make The Best Quinoa Milk in Town

Diversify the use of quinoa seeds by preparing your own homemade quinoa milk! Quinoa milk is a high protein nutrient-dense plant milk that is nut and dairy-free. Creamier than most kinds of milk when made from scratch, and similar to soy milk as both are very creamy. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: beverages
Cuisine: American, Peruvian
Keyword: alternative milk, cinnamon, dairy-free, easy, plant-based, quick, unsweetened, vanilla
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julie Rosenthal


  • high-speed blender
  • nut milk bag


  • 1 cup white quinoa unsoaked or soaked
  • 4 cups spring water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract sugar-free
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • tsp cardamom or nutmeg


  • In a high-speed blender together blast the quinoa and water on high until smooth and blended.
  • Using a nut-milk bag over a large bowl pour the milk through the nut-milk bag and strain the mixture into the bowl, squeezing as much milk into the bowl. Then discard pulp left in the bag.
  • In a container that closes add the milk, the vanilla, and the cinnamon. Shake vigorously and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Homemade plant-based milk separates when stored in the fridge. Simply shake it up every time you want to use it.


  • If you are using a smaller high-speed blender, or a regular blender you will have to strain the mixture in steps.
  • The milk separates when cold.  Simply shake it up when ready for use.
  • If you soak the quinoa the milk won't last as long.  2 days tops.
  • If you don't soak the quinoa the milk is good for up to 7 days.
  • Not good for hot beverages as it curdles and thickens