How to make walnut milk with just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes (not including soaking time). This DIY Homemade walnut milk is creamy, rich, nutritious, and a delicious addition to your dairy-free milk collection.
Start by soaking the walnuts for six hours or overnight.
Add the soaked walnuts into a high-speed processor/blender. Blend the nuts down to pieces. Don't blend for too long or you'll run the risk of them turning to walnut butter.
Add the filtered water and blend again for a couple of minutes, till creamy and milky looking.
I use my NutraMilk processor which allows me to drain the liquid directly into a bottle while keeping any nut meat leftovers in the jug. When using a regular blender/food processor, after blending the nuts with the water, pour the liquid into a bowl through a nut milk bag. Squeeze the nut milk bag to get all the milky liquid out. Then pour into a bottle. You could also use a fine-mesh sieve and press out the leftover nut meat to drain any liquid.
Store in a glass bottle in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Note* the walnut pulp can then be left to dry for flour, bake into cookies, incorporate into raw vegan snack bars/bites etc. Homemade Walnut Milk Flavour Variations:One thing that I love about this DIY walnut milk is how easy it is to flavour to your individual needs and tastes. As with all homemade nut milk recipes, there are few ways you can sweeten your milk without the need for refined sugars.
Homemade vanilla extract doesn't necessarily sweeten your milk but is lovely when combined with a natural sweetener
Medjool dates are one of my favourite ways to sweeten this homemade walnut milk naturally. Add 2-3 pitted dates into the blender and voila.
As another sweetener option, you could add some maple syrup or agave nectar or even monk fruit sweetener.
Once you have your homemade walnut milk sweetened then there are a variety of different flavours you could play around with:
I wouldn't be me if I didn't suggest making a 'chocolate milk' variety with your sweetener of choice, a dash of sea salt and some cacao powder.
This DIY walnut milk also pairs wonderfully with coffee - be it mocha or straight-up coffee.
For something seasonal, homemade walnut milk is a perfect choice. With some pumpkin spice or gingerbread spice, or even some cinnamon alone- there are various ways to pimp up this milk.
Note: soaking time is not included in the total time