Recipe: Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk

This amazing non-dairy milk recipe is satisfying and less expensive than using nuts. Try this recipe for drinking, making smoothies, or culturing.


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2-3 cups water for soaking sunflower seeds
  • 4 cups water for blending
  • Sugar to taste (optional)


  1. Soak sunflower seeds in 2-3 cups water overnight.
  2. Drain and discard water.
  3. Blend nuts with 4 cups water until smooth.
  4. Strain the blended nut mixture using butter muslin or a nut milk bag. A tight-weave cloth is preferable, as twisting the top tightly allows more milk to drain through.
  5. Refrigerate. The milk will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

At A Glance

PREP: 8 hours
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 8 hours, 20 minutes
YIELD: Makes 4 cups.