This article features ecokarma’s top picks for best nut milk makers to suit your needs no matter the budget.

Besides a budget, there are few more considerations about your nut milk maker that are more about general preferences than the overall device or machine.

Keep these things in mind before you check out the list below.

  • Cleaning: Some nut makers are easier to clean than others, which means you’ll be washing a few parts and pieces by hand. 
  • Consistency: If you like the consistency of cow’s milk, choose an oat and almond nut milk maker since they’ll give you the closest alternative to that general texture.
  • Allergies: Allergies are a huge consideration, but not all nut milk makers can accommodate your particular needs. So, make sure you’re supporting your health before you buy.
  • Filtering: If you like a more filtered milk, choose a nut milk maker with an internal filter otherwise you’ll have to do some extra straining with additional oat and nut bags, or other device.
  • Planning: If you’re not a planner, you may be disappointed by having to soak nuts overnight. Some machines will take that worry away, while others won’t.

With that, nut, soy, and oat milks are so much better when they’re fresh. You’ll retain so much more nutrients than with anything you buy in the store – and you won’t have to worry about preservatives, flavorings or additives. 

Plus! You’ll save so much waste from going to the landfill. Just buy nuts in bulk and use your own washable grocery bags.

Nut milk is high in brain-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats as well as key nutrients like magnesium, copper, and vitamins E and B6, that are not found in cow’s milk. 

Annie Fenn, M.D.

ecokarma’s Quick Picks

Best for Budgets- ChufaMix Vegan Milker: Homemade plant-based milk.

Best for All Types of Milk- Tribest® Soyabella®: Automatic soy, nut and seed milk maker.

Best for the Planet- Almond Cow: Make dozens of different milks… in moments. 

Best Multi-Purpose- Nutramilk®: Make alternative milks & butters in minutes.

Best Nut Milk Makers: The Details

Here’s a closer look at each of the options in our roundup. Take a look through them to find the best nut milk maker that checks all of your boxes.

1. ChufaMix Vegan Milker

Best for Budgets: The Simple & Quick Pick

vegan milker soul

ChufaMix Vegan Milker: Homemade plant-based milk. | Model: Vegan Milker Soul | Best Feature: Easy to Use | BPA-Free: Yes | Warranty: 2 years | Price: $$

To use the ChufaMix Vegan Milker, first, you add water to the carafe, then insert the filter. Then, pour in overnight-soaked almonds (or another ingredient). The next step is where the price can go up because you’ll need an immersion blender to emulsify the almonds. Since that’s not included, the price can easily double. Finally, partially lift the strainer out of the carafe and use the included mortar to press down on the remaining pulp to squeeze out the remaining milk.

This latest version of ChufaMix, the new Vegan Milker Soul, consists of a shock-resistant glass jar with a bamboo lid and pinewood mortar derived from sustainably managed forests. To care for it, hand wash the device to ensure its durability and lifespan. While glass, bamboo, and pinewood certainly increase the price, the modifications also improve its overall sustainability.

You can make:

  • Almond milk
  • Rice milk
  • Oat milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Tigernut Horchata
  • Soy milk
  • Flax milk, and more

Made in Spain, ChufaMix Vegan Milker boasts of the overall savings and environmentally soundness of purchasing their product. In contrast, they suggest a savings of at least 400%, which supports your fiscal health and keeps extra junk out of the landfills. 

Reviewers Like:

  • Easy to use if you watch the videos
  • Needs and immersion blender- but you can make soup with one, too

Reviewers Dislike:

  • Messy
  • Filter clogs too easily

2. Tribest® Soyabella®

Best for All Types of Milk: The Warranty Pick

Soyabella Nut Milk Maker

Tribest® Soyabella®: Automatic soy, nut and seed milk maker. | Model: SB-130-B (Black) | Best Feature: Works with oats, too | Warranty: 2 years | Price: $$$

The Soyabella is an electric machine, so it has more pieces and parts, but it’s still easy to use. First, you’ll add your water into the base chamber. Then, add soaked nuts into the mesh cannister and attach to the head unit, twist, and lock. This part will then slip into the base chamber. Once the two parts are attached, press the “mill” button. Because it’s electric there’s an internal timer, so there’s no guesswork. All you do is pour the milk out when the cycle is complete.

Unlike a lot of products, this one actually has replacement parts, so you don’t need to buy a lid, measuring cup, milk or paste screen if they break. There’s even an additional power cord and cleaning brush, which sounds like they’re certain you’ll get a lot of wear and tear out of it.

You can make:

  • Soy milk
  • Nut milk
  • Rice milk
  • Raw nut milks
  • Rice paste
  • Soups: Creamy, Puréed, and Chunky
  • Broths
  • Grind coffee (with an attachment

Download the Operating Manual, for care instructions, troubleshooting and user how-to’s. While it’s not very heavy (only 5 or 6 lbs.), it’s still a fairly large machine. So, it’ll take up about as much room as a conventional toaster on your countertop.

Reviewers Like:

  • Worth the money
  • Easy to make soymilk

Reviewers Dislike:

  • Flimsy rice and soymilk screens
  • No replacement for just the filter (see above comments)

3. Almond Cow

Best for the Planet: The Sustainable Pick

Almond Cow Starter

Almond Cow: Make dozens of different milks… in moments. | Model: Almond Cow Starter Set: Milk Maker, Glass Jug, and Brush | Best Feature: It’s Fast! | Warranty: 1 year | Price: $$$$

Almond Cow nut milk maker boasts as the fastest nut milk maker, and it’s because you don’t need to soak your almonds (or another nut)! Just pour your dry almonds into the filter cup, add salt and attach the filter cup to the head unit. Set that aside. Next, pour water into the base. Customize with additional flavorings like syrup or vanilla that you’d like to add. Then, secure the head unit to the base, and press the cow button after it’s secure. In less than a minute, you’ll have effortlessly strained almond milk.

You can make:

  • Nut milk
  • Oat milk
  • Flax milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Pumpkin seed milk
  • Black sesame milk
  • Rice milk
  • Corn milk
  • Various beverages (including cocktails)
  • Creamers
  • Infusions
  • Pulp
  • Butters
  • Soups
  • And more

Almond Cow is such a versatile choice for making your nut milk, but they’re also a great company. Check them out because Almond Cow isn’t just reducing its footprint and trying to maintain a healthy balance in the materials economy. They also work in conjunction with the Detox Project, USDA Organic, the Pollinator Partnership, and the Non-GMO Project. Plus, by using Almond Cow, you’re contributing to all the same benefits while polluting less.

The Materials Economy Diagram, Almond Cow

Reviewers Like:

  • Takes one button and one minute
  • Water, almonds, salt, done!

Reviewers Dislike:

  • Nothing in reviews yet

4. Nutramilk®

Best Multi-Purpose: The Go-All-Out Pick

NutraMilk Butter & Smoothie Pack

NutraMilk®: Make alternative milks & butters in minutes. |Style: NutraMilk Butter & Smoothie Pack | Best Feature: Creates butters and milks | BPA-Free: Yes | Warranty: 30-day Return Guarantee | Price: $$$$$

The NutraMilk® works differently than the previous products in that the process is multifold. First, you add the dry, unsoaked nuts into the center portion of the food processor. Attach the lid, and then press the start button—without adding water. Within minutes, NutraMilk® will transform the nuts into nut butter. Next, you’ll add water. The machine mixes and filters the nut butter with (room temperature) water, separating the nut paste from the outside compartment–where your milk will be. When ready to pour, place a vessel below the spout to dispense the milk.

You can make:

  • Nut milks
  • Seed milks
  • Grain milks
  • Legume milks
  • Coconut milk
  • Butter
  • Smoothies
  • Dips
  • Spreads
  • Soups
  • Sauces
  • Vegan cheese
  • Coffee drinks
  • Cupcakes
  • And more

Note: You cannot make Soymilk.

NutraMilk® designed their machine for making all kinds of nut butter, so it’s going to be your best bet on that end. Most parts are also top-rack dishwasher safe, which makes clean-up a breeze. So, no more hand washing and hand drying! In all, it’s a great multipurpose machine but has a hefty price tag. That said, it’ll fit the bill if what you’re looking for – is the do-everything machine!

Reviewers Like:

  • Well-engineered
  • Easy to clean

Reviewers Dislike:

  • Verify third party sellers
  • Mostly foam, not much liquid

Become a Health Nut with a Nut Milk Maker

Apart from being more sustainable and otherwise eco-friendly, getting in your daily nuts supports elasticity in your blood vessels and that’s going to help out with things like heart disease and cardiovascular issues, as well as Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

We hope this helps! And please, drop us a line to let us know what’s working for you! We’d love to see how our community is improving their ecokarma.

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Amy Wolkenhauer has been a full-time freelance writer since 2014. Her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainability complement each other.

Combined, these degrees provide her with the communication tools necessary to create tangible links between scientists, stakeholders, marketplace & policy actors with communities everywhere.