Nut milks are simple to make. All you need to do is remember to soak your nuts ahead of time. I prefer if they are soaked overnight, but you can get away with 6 hours if you are short on time. You also need to buy a nut milk bag. I order mine on Amazon but often health food stores carry them.

1 cup of raw nuts soaked overnight. Almonds, Brazil, Walnut and Cashews work very nicely.

8 cups filtered water. I store my milk in the glass carafe pictured but ball jars work nicely too. 

If you prefer your milk a little sweet blend in 1-2 pitted dates. I don't sweeten mine anymore but did for years.

Place your soaked nuts in a milk bag and rinse well. Add the nuts and water into a high speed blender and blend on high for about 30 seconds until the nuts have been completely blended. I use my Vitamix. Now you need to strain the mixture. Pour the liquid into the nut bag over a large bowl with a pour spout.  Squeeze the nut bag until all the liquid comes out. Transfer the mixture into your serving bowl. This will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator. 

If you want to get really fancy, you can put the leftover nut pulp on a teflon lined drying tray and dehydrate on 105 for about an hour or so until the moisture is removed. Once dry take the pump and pulse into a food processor and save for later use. I normally do this with almond pulp to make almond flour.