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Step One: Cover

Cover the nuts with filtered water and then let them soak overnight at room temperature.

Step Two: Drain

Drain and rinse the nuts. Puree in a blender with more filtered water and the flavoring ingredients.

Step Three: Pour

Pour the pureed mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve, then let it sit and drain for 30 minutes.

Step Four: Press

Press on the solids with a spatula to make sure you extract all the liquid.

Step Five: Refrigerate

Transfer the nut milk to an airtight container and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Stir or shake before serving.

This article originally appeared on Food & Wine.

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