Groundnut (Peanut) Milk

Amarachi Irobi
Amarachi Irobihttp://@Amara_ii
My name is Amarachi Irobi, a content writer and food lover who loves to explore traditional African cuisine.
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Groundnut milk is a great substitute for the regular cow milk we take. Many people do not like cow milk for some personal reasons including being allergic to it.

It does not include genuine milk, despite its name. Peanuts are blended with water and sweeteners or seasonings like cinnamon are added to make this beverage. Peanut milk has several nutritional benefits that cow’s milk does not. It’s high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats and high in vitamin E. It also has a great amount of magnesium and vitamin B-6.

How To Make Groundnut Milk

Ingredients Needed

The ingredients needed in prepping this mixture include; Raw Peanuts (Groundnuts) and Cool water, with other optional flavors which could include; Vanilla extract, Sugar.

How To Extract Milk From Groundnut

  • You must make use of the quantity you can finish. The milk should also be ready
  • Use peeled raw groundnuts but if you can only buy unpeeled ones, see step 1 in the directions for how to remove the skin.
  • When blending the soaked peanuts (see step 2 in the directions below), just add enough water to help the blades of your blender move. You will add more water later when rinsing the chaff.
  • If you will use the flavors, add them when blending the groundnuts. I prefer the unadulterated natural delicious taste of Groundnut Milk.

Note: Raw groundnuts, corn, cassava, and a variety of other foods may contain aflatoxins, which are thought to be formed when food is contaminated with a certain mold. Boil the Groundnut Milk before drinking to eliminate the possibility of aflatoxins, which can harm human health. Because the level of aflatoxins in food is thought to be small, it is safe to drink it raw.

How Healthy is Raw Groundnut Milk For Babies?

Nuts and their varieties are pretty easy to mix into your baby’s food. Because they’re high in fat, iron, protein, and micronutrients like copper, zinc, and vitamins E and B, they’re a great addition to your child’s meal list. These nutritional advantages may aid your child’s heart, metabolism, and brain development.

Some Ideas With Other Nuts For Babies

  • Steam apples and walnuts, then puree them together in a food processor with a dash of cinnamon.
  • Mix cashew nut butter into baby oatmeal.
  • Pulverize almonds in a food processor then dip a banana in the ground almond.
  • Puree or mash cooked butternut squash, then stir in some peanut butter.
  • Make a smoothie with some fruit (e.g., bananas), breast milk or formula, and a little bit of nut butter.
  • Use nut flour to bake baby-friendly treats, such as almond flour biscuits.



Groundnut (Peanut) Milk Recipe

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes


  • Kitchen blender.
  • To strain it you'll need a bowl and a chiffon cloth
  • To boil it you'll need a pot, a gas cooker/stove and a spatula.


  • Raw Peanuts (Groundnuts)
  • Water
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Sugar (optional)


  • Rinse and soak the groundnuts in a generous quantity of cool water for 3 hours.
  • If you are using unpeeled groundnuts:
    Pour warm to hot water on the peanuts and leave for a few minutes or till you notice the skin become baggy.
  • Pour out the hot water and replace with cool water.
  • Rub the groundnuts between your palms and watch the skin come off.
  • When they have all come off, decant the skin in the same manner of decanting beans peels when peeling beans.
  • Pour cool water into the bowl of peeled groundnuts and leave to soak for 3 hours.
  • After 3 hours, blend with as little water as possible till smooth.
  • If you will use the flavours, add them when blending the groundnuts
  • Sieve with a cheese cloth or any chiffon material that does not allow the chaff to pass through.
  • Pour the milk into a pot and cook over medium heat till it boils. Stir often so that lumps do not form.
  • Once it boils, leave to cool down completely, remove the milk skin and serve chilled or at room temperature
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Amarachi Irobi
Amarachi Irobihttp://@Amara_ii
My name is Amarachi Irobi, a content writer and food lover who loves to explore traditional African cuisine.

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