How to Make Potato Milk

02/07/2020
Potato milk made at home in a mason jar.

Do you want to know how to make potato milk at home? It is a super easy process using your NutriBullet or blender, a medium potato and a little sweetener plus water. This dairy-free option joins other plant-based beverages such as soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk, hazelnut milk and oat milk. The difference is that you can buy the other dairy alternatives at your local supermarket, but potato milk in the United States is only available at this time as a DIY recipe from your very own kitchen!

What is Potato Milk?

Potato milk is a plant-based non-dairy alternative to milk. It is lactose-free, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, low-salt and low-fat. It is made from potatoes, water, and sweetener such as sugar or maple syrup.

Currently it is available at stores in Sweden and cannot be shipped to the United States yet.

Looking for Other Plant-Based Dairy-Free Milk Recipes?

Check out our recipe for How to Make Oat Milk. It is easy to make at home and tastes delicious!

How to Use Potato Milk

This non-dairy milk substitute has a creamy neutral taste and can be flavored for use as a coffee creamer or as a milk substitute in baking recipes or on your cereal. My personal favorite is to add cocoa powder for a delicious creamy chocolate milk – served ice cold, of course!

How to Make Potato Milk

Variations

Flavorings – You can add different flavors to give your potato milk variety. Try cinnamon, vanilla, Hershey’s cocoa powder, orange amoretto or almond. These flavors work well for coffee creamers, tea, hot or cold drinks and smoothies.

Chocolate Potato Milk – Add 3 tablespoons Hershey’s cocoa powder to mixture before blending.

Smoothies – Use flavored potato milk in place of dairy milk for a non-dairy smoothie.

Almonds – Grind almonds in NutriBullet or blender before mixing potatoes and other ingredients for added nutrition and flavor.

FAQ

What Does Potato Milk Taste Like?

Potato milk has a neutral flavor that takes on the sweetener used when mixing. Flavored with vanilla, sugar choice, maple syrup or honey makes it tasty with coffee instead of regular cream. The texture is not as smooth as whole dairy milk however, it blends well with many hot or cold drinks, including smoothies. It is a good milk substitute for baking recipes.

Is Potato Milk Good For You?

Potatoes provide many vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, and potassium. They are a good source of folate, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese. If you add almonds to the mix, you get an additional source of vitamin E, magnesium, riboflavin, fiber and phosphorus. 

Do You Have To Refrigerate Potato Milk?

You can serve potato milk as soon as you blend it but you may like the taste better if it is cold. It can be refrigerated for 2 or 3 days. After sitting in the refrigerator the potato milk will separate. Shake or stir like you do for other plant-based milks like almond milk, cashew milk and hazelnut milk. Oat milk is the only plant-based milk that you do not need to stir.

Is potato milk good for the environment?

Yes. Using potatoes to make this beverage provides a sustainable option that is better for the environment than other plant-based milks. It uses the land more efficiently and takes less water to grow.

Potato milk made at home in a mason jar.
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How To Make Potato Milk {including Chocolate Potato Milk}

Want to know how to make potato milk at home? This easy recipe shows you how to use your NutriBullet or blender to make a single serving or two of potato milk from one potato, water and sugar for a creamy plant-based dairy-free alternative to milk. Variations include chocolate potato milk, vanilla, cinnamon, orange amoretto or almond. Use it for your baking recipes and cereal. Add 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and chill for a delicious glass of chocolate potato milk!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Low Salt, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 247kcal
Cost: $1

Ingredients

  • 1 medium white potato
  • 2 cups water (can add additional water for thin milk)
  • cup sugar (white, granulated; optionally use maple syrup or other sweetener of your choice)

Instructions

  • Wash and peel potato. Cut into small cubes.
  • Place raw potato in a boiler and cover with water. Boil 7 minutes until slightly tender.
  • Drain water.
  • Place drained potatoes, 1/8 cup sugar and 2 cups of fresh water into NutriBullet or blender. Can add a little more water if you want your milk very thin.
  • Process NutriBullet or blender for 1 minute or until mixture is smooth and creamy. If mixture is too thick for you, add additional water and process until smooth.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for a cold glass of potato milk.

Notes

Nutritional analysis is an estimate and will depend upon ingredients used.
Potato milk works well in baking recipes in place of dairy milk for a non-dairy alternative. You control how thin it is by adding additional water when blending.  It is a delicious base for chocolate milk!
Optional – strain milk after blended using a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth or nutbag.  I think adding more water to make it thin results in a better product rather than straining.
Flavorings – You can add different flavors to give your potato milk variety. Try cinnamon, vanilla, Hershey’s cocoa powder, orange amoretto or almond. My favorite is to add 3 tablespoons cocoa for a delicious cold chocolate  potato milk.  This recipe is great for a non-dairy alternative to milk, for someone following a plant-based diet, Vegan, Vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 247kcal

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