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Recipe: How to Make Potato Milk

potato milk
Foto: Utopia / Catri Foot

Potatoes are readily available, relatively harmless to the environment, and a rich source of vitamins and minerals like A, C, D, E, and K. So why not give potato milk a try?

As a result of increasing environmental awareness, many are switching to plant-based milk. However, with almonds using lots of water and soy potentially affecting one’s hormones – people are looking towards different local, readily available, and environmentally friendly alternatives.

The idea of potato milk, first discovered by the Swedish company DUG, is today’s latest trend for a plant-based milk alternative. In this piece we will cover a homemade potato milk recipe.

Potato Milk Recipe

Filtering homemade potato milk makes it thin enough to substitute for other plant-based milks.
Filtering homemade potato milk makes it thin enough to substitute for other plant-based milks. (Foto: Catri Foot / Utopia)

Make sure you buy organic and local ingredients, where possible, to avoid exploitation, high CO2 emissions and synthetic pesticides in and on your food. Ideally find regional potatoes at the farmer’s market and make sure your vanilla extract, nuts and dates are additionally fair trade.


  • 4 cups hot/warm water
  • 1 cup peeled and diced potato
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup almonds (or other calcium-rich or ideally more environmentally friendly nuts/seeds, e.g., sunflower kernels)
  • 2 dates to sweeten


  1. Boil the potatoes in 3 cups of salted water until soft (around 10 mins).
  2. Add to a blender along with the other ingredients.
  3. Filter with a cheesecloth or a clean cotton towel.
  4. Your milk is ready to serve. It can be stored in the fridge for a few days.

Use the milk as you would with other plant-based milk: pour over your cereal or add to your morning coffee.

Shop Bought Potato Milk

There is currently no US-based brand for shop brought potato milk – but we might see it soon in the near future. Meanwhile, it looks like they could ship the Swedish-based brand DUG to the US also (currently only also sold in the UK). But it wouldn’t be very environmentally friendly to ship from Sweden all the way to the US, so better to make your own until the more local brands pop up!

Depending on what those brands decide to add to their potato milk (talking sweeteners, preservatives, coloring, etc.) it might also be much healthier to make it yourself. Additionally, you’ll save on the packaging if you buy loose potatoes for your homemade potato milk!

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