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Game-changing Tigernut Milk

3.19 from 53 votes

What’s Inside: This easy 3-ingredient tigernut milk is way tastier than any dairy-free milk in my opinion… it’s nut-free, AIP-friendly, and basically doubles as vegetable juice because, despite its name, tigernuts are actually root vegetables (or, tubers) and packed with healthy fiber. The secret ingredient makes it extra special.

game-changing homemade tigernut milk in a mason jar

How do you make tigernut milk at home?

With a little preparation (pre-soaking to soften the tigernuts), and the right equipment… you’ll have your new favorite dairy-free milk that’s grain-free and nut-free. It’s comparable in taste to oat or almond milk, but way better… especially with my secret ingredient.

I use The Nutramilk as my favorite milk and butter maker but you can also use a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or similar and a nut milk bag or fine mesh sieve for this recipe.


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The basic ratio is 1 cup tigernuts to 4 cups liquid and strain! Store it in an airtight container like a mason jar and it’ll keep for 5 days or so in the fridge (assuming it lasts that long because you’ll love it so much).

I love to use this milk cold or heated and frothed up in a latte (like this one for AIP) or my daily matcha.


Are tigernuts healthy?

I loved using tigernuts in flour form for baking, cooking, and whole just for snacking as a nut alternative. They’re rich in prebiotic starch and fiber which is essential for feeding good gut bacteria. It’s a great way to switch up your fibers.

Tigernuts taste a little nutty and sweet, they remind me of oats or almonds if they had a very gifted baby!

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Key Ingredients

  • Tigernuts
  • Filtered Water
  • Coconut Water (my favorite brand is Harmless Harvest, I wouldn’t recommend a shelf-stable brand, only refrigerated) – this is optional and you can use all water, but this is my secret ingredient!

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Video: Watch How To Make The Recipe

game-changing homemade tigernut milk in a mason jar

Game-changing Homemade Tigernut Milk (Nut-free, AIP, Dairy-free)

3.19 from 53 votes
This easy AIP-friendly milk is nut-free and delicious, more tasty than almond and oat milk, especially with my secret Ingredient.
Prep Time: 1 day
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 cups


  • 1 cup tigernuts
  • 4 cups filtered water, divided
  • 2 cups Harmless Harvest Coconut Water (or similar)


  • Soak 1 cups tigernuts in 2 cups filtered water and store In the fridge overnight or 24 hours to soften
  • Drain tigernuts and discard water.
  • Add tigernuts to Nutramilk or blender and blend for approx. 8 minutes until it looks like a flour or "nut butter" If using the Nutramilk use the "butter" setting.
  • Then, add 2 cups water and 2 cups coconut water (or all water) and blend again for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour and strain using a nut milk bag or fine mesh seive Ito a large container with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 5-days. Some settling at the bottom is normal, so be sure to shake before using.
  • Discard the "pulp" (leftovers).
Diet: American
Keywords: AIP, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo
Course: Drinks
-Alison Marras
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