For a long time, I didn’t get why anyone would want to make their own non-dairy milk at home. After all, you can buy it pre-made and a lot of the packaged milk alternatives out there are inexpensive and pretty tasty. But once I actually tried making my own, I was hooked. First, you can get endlessly creative with non-dairy milks and customize them to the exact flavor, sweetness, creaminess and consistency your heart desires. Second, you cut out all the processing and preservatives of store bought non-dairy milks. The trade off is that the homemade stuff has a shorter shelf life, but between using it in smoothies, oatmeal and drinking it straight, I’ve never had a problem with using it up.