How to Make Pistachio Milk in Minutes

Wondering how to make pistachio milk? Blending up a homemade version takes just minutes with this quick how-to guide.   

This how-to-make-nut milk guide makes whipping up a homemade pistachio milk recipe super easy. 

The pistachio drink is delicious but almost impossible to find in the supermarket. Enter the homemade version, ready in minutes! I don’t know about you, but I’d prefer a cup of pistachio dairy-free milk to hot chocolate any day.

homemade pistachio milk with a cheesecloth over top of a glass jar

Why Make Pistachio Milk

While researching nut milks for a magazine article I was writing awhile back, I realized that milked pistachios would likely be so delicious. But it’s nearly impossible to find an unsweetened version in the store.

I literally couldn’t find any to buy.

So I figured out how to make the pistachio drink on my own. This recipe uses a blender, but you can easily use a food processor instead. And it’s much quicker to make than almond milk.

Once I mastered making this milk, I kicked myself for not doing it sooner, because it’s just so easy. It took just a few minutes to whip up a delicious batch. You don’t need a nut milk bar or anything, not even any hot water. You only need one or two layers of cheesecloth or fine mesh.

Once I finished blending up a batch, I put it in the fridge to cool for a refreshing drink and a base for a smoothie the next morning. You can refrigerate the dairy-free milk for a few hours or overnight.

close up of pistachio milk in a jar

Pistachio Milk Benefits

The best part about drinking the nut milk? It’s made from pistachios, one of my favorite nuts. 

As for pistachio milk nutrition, you get healthy fats, fiber, and protein—all of which help to keep you satiated. And they’re delicious. Because the milk is so fresh, it picks up a lot of that nutty flavor. 

Read on for instructions on how to make the nut milk. Go ahead and pour yourself a glass and pair it with a tasty baked good. Drink a whole cup or a 1/2 cup portion, it’s up to you!

Pistachio milk with a cheesecloth over the jar

More Healthy Pistachio Recipes

Love cooking with pistachios? So do I! Try these easy pistachio recipes:

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This blog post was updated in July 2020.

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Homemade Pistachio Milk

Wondering how to make pistachio milk? This recipe makes blending up homemade pistachio milk super easy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 4



  • Blend pistachios and water, adding vanilla extract if desired.
  • Place a cheesecloth over a large jar; slowly sift the liquid through the cheesecloth. You may have to rinse the cheesecloth out a few times.
  • Cool milk in a sealed container in the fridge for a few hours.
Keyword Homemade, Pistachio, Plant-based milk
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I’d love to hear from you! Now that you know how to make pistachio nut milk, Iet me know what you think! What’s your favorite nut milk?

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