Make your own brazil nut milk and use it in a refreshing iced tea latte! Recipe makes about 700ml (3 cups) milk, enough for 3-4 lattes!
Prep Time:10 min
Cook Time:10 min
Total Time:20 minutes
Yield:4 servings 1x
Toasted brazil nut milk
450g (16oz) brazil nuts
950ml (4 cups) water + more for soaking
Iced tea latte
1 liter (4 cups + 3 TBSPs) water
6 black tea pyramid tea bags
sweetener of choice (optional)
Make milk: Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F). Line a baking sheet (even a tart pan) with parchment paper and spread nuts over in an even layer. Toast in the oven for about 10 minutes, until fragrant and golden brown. Stir once halfway through. Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Transfer brazil nuts to a medium bowl and cover with 500ml (2 cups) water. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and soak overnight, either at room temperature or in the fridge during the summer.
Next day drain and rinse the nuts. Transfer to a blender along with 950ml (4 cups) water. Pulse and blend until all the brazil nuts are crushed. The mixture should look like a grainy soup, if you see any big chunks keep on blending.
Strain milk through a cheesecloth, placed over a strainer that is placed over a big bowl (or pitcher). You can occasionally stir the mixture with a spoon or spatula, to help the liquid reach the bottom. When a thick mass is left in the strainer, bring together the ends of the cloth, twist them and squeeze out as much of the liquid as you can.
Store leftover pulp in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days or freeze it. It’s great in smoothies, on fruit crisps, yogurt, pancakes, in homemade granola, etc.
Pour milk in a glass bottle and keep sealed in the fridge for up to 3 days.
If you like your milk a little sweet you can sweeten it with honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, vanilla simple syrup or whatever else you like.
Make tea latte: Bring 1 liter of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 6 bags of black tea. Let steep for 5-8 minutes, then remove the bags and let tea cool to room temperature. Continue chilling in the fridge.
To make the latte, place a few ice cubes in a glass, pour over tea until it fills about 1/2 to 2/3 of the glass (depending on your taste). Add milk, stir and enjoy!
To make it sweet add some simple syrup, vanilla syrup or even elderflower syrup for a floral kick!