If you've never made your own nut or seed milks before, here's an easy recipe for you. Hazelnut milk! I really liked the smoothness and flavour of this nut milk. My son loved it unsweetened with some grain-free granola!
What do I need to make hazelnut milk?
All you'll need are hazelnuts and filtered water.
Flavour and Sweetener Options
You can also sweeten with medjool dates, raw honey or maple syrup if you'd like.
Or add some raw cacao powder to make chocolate hazelnut milk.
You'll also need:
- a high-speed blender (like a Vitamix)
- nut milk bag (or a fine mesh sieve and a couple of layers of cheesecloth)
- jars or bottles for storage
How do I make hazelnut milk?
First, soak the hazelnuts in some filtered water overnight. Just place 1 cup of hazelnuts in a bowl, add some filtered water until the nuts are submerged, then cover the bowl. Set it out on your countertop overnight.
The next morning, discard the soaking water, and rinse the hazelnuts.
Place the soaked nuts into your high-speed blender. I use a Vitamix. Add 4 cups of filtered water.
If you want to sweeten the milk, add the pitted medjool date, raw honey or maple syrup.
If you want to make chocolate milk, add the raw cacao powder.
Blend on high for a few minutes.
This is already hazelnut milk, but there's one last step.
In a large bowl, open your nut milk bag. Gently pour the milk into the bag. Close the bag and squeeze out the hazelnut milk with clean hands. This will strain out the pulp leaving you with smooth milk.
If you don't have a nut milk bag, you can use a fine mesh sieve with a couple of layers of cheesecloth instead.
Transfer the milk to bottles. Refrigerate and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does!
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Enjoy this milk as is, try it with some granola, or use in these smoothies:
Have a nut allergy? Try making some homemade hemp milk.
Got some more hazelnuts? Try this delicious treat:
- 1 cup raw hazelnuts soaked overnight
- 4 cups filtered water
- pitted medjool dates, raw honey or maple syrup
- 1-2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- Soak the hazelnuts in filtered water overnight: Place nuts in a bowl, submerge in filtered water. Cover and leave on your countertop overnight.
- Rinse the soaked nuts. In a high-speed blender, add the hazelnuts and filtered water.
- Leave unsweetened or add sweetener and flavouring of choice.
- Blend on high for a few minutes.
- Strain out the pulp: In a large bowl, open the nut milk bag. Gently pour in the hazelnut milk. Close the bag and squeeze out the milk with clean hands.
- Transfer into jars. Refrigerate and enjoy!