Cheesecloth has its uses but a quality organic cotton reusable nut milk bag is what you need in your essentials toolkit. Our nut milk bag is washable and reusable and isn't just for nut milk.
How to Make Nut Milk
This is hands down the easiest and most beautiful way to learn how to make nut milk using a nut milk bag.
How to Use as a Herb Sachet
+ Simple. Place herbs in bag, close sack, place in stock. Enjoy!
How to Make Ghee
Making ghee takes a little bit of patience, but its higher smoke point, slightly nutty flavor, and overall versatility make the final product well worth the wait.
+Butter (we recommend using at least 1 lb per batch of ghee), cut into tablespoons
+ Heavy-bottomed pot small enough for your butter to be at least 1" deep when melted
+ Heatproof container to store it in (we prefer glass)
+ Nut milk bag
+ Melt butter in small heavy-bottomed pot over the lowest possible heat without stirring (this allows the milk solids to start settling out).
+ Once melted, let butter cook until 3 distinct layers form: white milk solids on the bottom, clear butterfat in the middle, and foam on top. You may notice some bubbling as the water in the butter cooks off. If any vigorous bubbling occurs, make sure your heat is turned down all the way or move to a smaller burner.
+ As butter cooks, use a spoon to gently skim the foam off the surface a few times throughout the cooking process, taking care not to disturb the liquid or solids that have settled below.
+ Once any bubbling has mostly ceased and you've skimmed off as much surface foam as possible, continue cooking until the milk solids at the bottom of the pot begin to brown slightly.
+ Strain mixture through a nut milk bag set in a strainer. Try to leave as many milk solids as possible in the bottom of the pan while you pour off the clarified liquid.
+ Transfer ghee to a heatproof container, let cool to room temperature, and use in your favorite recipe or refrigerate for up to 3 months.
How to Store Ghee
+ Like regular butter, ghee should always be covered so that it doesn't take on any flavor from other ingredients in your fridge. A lidded glass jar will do the trick. Although ghee can be stored on your counter, it will last much longer in the refrigerator—up to 3 months.
How to Make Cold-Brew Coffee Concentrate
Cold brew goes down easy, but it’s high-octane. For a clearer liquid use coarsely ground coffee. Using finely ground coffee will make it cloudy - which isn’t bad - it’s just cloudy.
Recipe Yields 5 cups of concentrate
+ 12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans
+Place ground coffee in a large container. Gradually add 7 cups cold water. Stir gently to be sure all grounds are moistened. Cover with nut milk bag and let stand at room temperature for 15 hours.
+ Remove nut milk bag and open over a large pitcher. Pour coffee through the bag into pitcher (do not stir); rinse jar and set aside. Discard solids from bag and rinse bag clean.
+Put clean nut milk bag over a jar. Strain coffee through bag into jar. (It may take up to 45 minutes for all of the coffee to drip through; do not stir or coffee may become cloudy.) Cover and chill. Coffee concentrate can be made 2 weeks ahead. Keep chilled.
Result: Fill a glass with ice. Dilute 1 part coffee concentrate with 1 part milk, if desired, or water and enjoy!
How to Make Fresh Pulp-free Juice
If you already have a blender or food processor, you really don't need to spend money on an expensive juicer, as well. With help from a nut milk bag, you can easily make fresh and pulp-free juice from home in a matter of minutes.
+ Add whatever fruit or vegetables you would like to a blend together with a bit of water and blend for about a minute. Strain it through the nut milk bag and enjoy! The leftover pulp can be added to bakeware or homemade date/granola bars for some extra taste and fiber - yum!
How to Make Greek Yogurt
This is a pretty intense process if you don't have an instant pot. I suggest watching this video how to if you want to try it out.