Sunflower Milk (No Strain 2 Minute Recipe!)

dairy free, gluten free, vegan

Sunflower milk is a great dairy free alternative. This no strain recipe means no sunflower seeds are needed. It's so easy!

September 14, 2023
Rating: 5.00
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This Sunflower Milk will blow you away with how easy it is to make! If you have two minutes, and a handful of ingredients, you can have this sunflower seed milk ready to go in no time. 

Plant based milk from the store almost always contains preservatives – something I try to avoid, so this homemade sunflower seed milk is a great alternative to store bought. 

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This recipe is:

  • vegan
  • a great dairy free milk alternative
  • smooth and creamy
  • preservative free
  • so fresh tasting
  • easy to make
  • has 6 grams of protein per serving

This sunflower seed milk recipe uses a shortcut. There’s no blending and straining sunflower seeds involved. Say what?! Yep, it’s true. There’s no need for a nut milk bag, or an expensive machine like the Nutr or Almond Cow where you’re using a whole cup raw sunflower seeds. 

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Sunflower Milk – Ingredients

SunButter (unsweetened)

Filtered water

Dates or maple syrup (optional) 

Sea salt

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Sunflower Milk – How to Make

First, add the sunflower seed butter, 4 cups water, dates or maple syrup, and salt to a high speed blender.

Next, blend on high for 2 minutes or until everything is well encorporated. 

Lastly, transfer to a glass storage container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days for maximum fresheness. 

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Recipe Notes

I recommend using unsweetened SunButter so you can control the amount of sweetness in the final product. The sweetened version also uses refined sugar which is great to avoid when you can. 

Feel free to add a pinch more salt, or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract for more flavor.

If you’re avoiding dairy milk, give this recipe a try!  

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More dairy free recipes:
Coconut Honey Fruit Dip
Almond Flour Snickerdoodles
Banana Bread Cookies

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Sunflower Milk Recipe

5 from 1 vote
This sunflower seed milk is easy to make and ready in 2 minutes! No straining required!
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened sunflower seed butter SunButter and Trader Joe's are both great brands
  • 2-4 dates or 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt


  • Place the water, sunflower seed butter, dates, and sea salt into a blender, and blend on high for 2 minutes until fully blended.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days in the fridge.
  • Feel free to add a splash of vanilla, more salt, or more dates or maple syrup to suit your tastes.



Serving: 1cupCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSodium: 89mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3.6g
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Calories: 232kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sunflower milk, sunflower seed milk
Diet: dairy free, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free, vegan

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  1. I can’t believe how easy this was and that I didn’t need to deal with actual sunflower seeds! Can’t thank you enough for simplifying this process. Thank you!

    1. My pleasure! It’s soooo much easier with this method! Glad you loved it. Thanks, Amanda!

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