Tiger nut milk
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Tiger Nut Milk Recipe - Kunu Aya or aki Hausa

Tiger nuts, known as Kunun Aya in Hausa, Aki Hausa in Igbo and Horchata de Chufas in Spanish are very abundant in Nigeria and some major cities of the world.
Prep Time10 mins
Preparation time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Nigerian Drink
Keyword: Aki Hausa, Kunu Aya, Tiger nut milk
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 1000 Naira



  • 4 cups Tiger Nuts
  • 10 dates
  • 1500 ml of water


  • You will need four cups of tiger nuts (Aki Hausa or Aya). If it is dried you need to soak it in clean water for 36 hours before your blender would attempt blending it. :D
    Tiger nuts
  • If you live outside Nigeria, chances are that you would only find the dry nuts. Soak them in plenty of cold water for 36 hours before attempting to turn them into kunun aya
  • You will need a juice maker or really smart blender, otherwise, it will not be able to blend it. You could attempt using a hand grinding machine alternatively.
  • crack the dates to remove the seeds.
  • You can blend in batches if you are using a blender.
  • Strain using a handkerchief
  • This is how you get tiger nut milk in 3 easy steps.
    Kunu aya
  • Serve chilled.
    Aki Hausa milk