Homemade Walnut Milk

Homemade Walnut Milk
I’ve been asked a lot about my beloved walnut lattes. Also for the recipes for plant milk. My definite favorite milk for lattes is homemade walnut milk. It doesn’t alter the coffee flavor, weather it’s “real” coffee or the substitution. It just kind of adds a subtle nutty flavor, but it’s still coffee. Another very interesting and special to me is hazelnut. Store bought plant milk….not for for coffee in my book (yeah, a coffee snob here too). My favorite sub is Dandy Blend. It has roasted dandelion root, chicory, barley and beetroot in it. And it really tastes great! Closest to real coffee flavor that I’ve tried. And I’ve tried many! I do enjoy real coffee as well: but pure Arabica only.
Now back to milk and the recipe:
I whip it up each morning for use in lattes, smoothies and chia puddings, for that same day, though it lasts for at least two days if stored in the fridge. It takes exactly 3 minutes for me to prepare it. Not even long enough to boil the water. So no trouble at all, in case you were wondering.
And no need to make it to last for days either.
 Homemade Walnut Milk


1/2 cup walnuts / almonds / hazelnuts / cashews
2 cups water
pinch of Himalayan salt
1-2 tsp maple syrup (or other sweetener)
Note: I’ve seen many recipes that require larger nut ratio, but I don’t think it’s necessary.


1. Soak the nuts overnight and rinse well
2. Place in a high speed blender with water, sweetener and salt
3. Blend until creamy
4. Strain it through a cheese cloth, nut bag or a strainerI don’t even strain walnut and cashew milk cause they have small amount of pulp.
Note: Don’t throw away the almond/hazelnut pulp either cause you can use it to make delicious cookies.


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  2. I really really love making my own nut milk. Never tried walnut. Need to check that out for sure. xoxo Janine

  3. Hi Maya! I’ve just got in to making my own almond milk and love it! I follow you on instagram and love your feed. Have decided I have to try making walnut milk because my husband is obsessed with walnuts and I’m sure we’ll both love it! As a family we’re cutting down on dairy more and more as I haven’t had it for years and I have a suspicion my 2 year old is intolerant to it too.
    My only concern is the sweetener as I need to keep sugar levels really low. Do you think cinnamon would work as a subsitute??? x

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