ChefWave Milkmade Dairy Alternative Vegan Milk Maker
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This Non-Dairy Milk Maker Doesn't Require Soaking or Straining — And We Have an Exclusive Discount

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Making my own non-dairy milk at home is something I've always had an interest in. As someone who hasn't drank cow's milk in over a decade, my spending for store-bought non-dairy milks is probably in the (embarrassing) range of thousands of dollars at this point. And while you can DIY non-dairy milk through soaking nuts, oats, soybeans for hours, blending them up, and straining the results, I often feel like that's overly messy and doesn't always fit in with my schedule. So I wrote off the option of making my own non-dairy milks — that is, until I tested out the ChefWave Milkmade appliance.

Described as "hassle free" and with "no prep work," the ChefWave Milkmade seemed too good to be true. The instructions seem suspiciously simple, only needing a tablespoon of your preferred main ingredient — the machine works on unsoaked cashews, almonds, soy beans, coconut, oats, and macadamia nuts — along with some water. Simply pop your ingredients in, press a button indicating your base of choice, and let the Milkmade do its magic.

The top part of the Milkmade holds the main ingredient, grinding and steaming it with hot water until completely pulverized, and then the resulting non-dairy milk is dispensed into a handy glass pitcher. It comes out warm, perfect for stirring into your coffee or drizzling over a bowl of oatmeal.

All of the varieties I tested — including cashew, almond, and oats — had an incredibly creamy texture and none of the grit that is sometimes a part of homemade non-dairy milks.

And the best part? It's a self cleaning system, meaning all you need to do is empty out the waste water slot when everything is done.

Be aware that the ChefWave Milkmade is a little loud due to the grinding and steaming, but this only lasts 10 minutes or less. So as long as you're not making non-dairy milks first thing in the morning, or late at night, you should be good to go.

ChefWave Milkmade Dairy Alternative Vegan Milk Maker
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Even with the expense of nuts taken into account, the Milkmade is a serious money-saver and will pay for itself in no time. With just a tablespoon of ingredients you can create a wow-worthy non-dairy milk that would often cost a premium price at the grocery store. The ChefWave Milkmade appliance is available on Amazon for $200, but you can save 20 percent by using our code ALLRECIPES20 at checkout.

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