Simple to make from scratch. Rich and nutty flavor. It's little wonder why Walnut Milk is a staple in Chef Aida Mollenkamp's kitchen.
Watch Aida Mollenkamp make her Walnut Milk and Walnut-Date Smoothie on The Better Show.
- 1 cup walnut halves, rinsed (about 4 ounces)
- 3 cups water, plus more for soaking the walnuts
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of kosher salt
- Watch Aida Mollenkamp make her Walnut Milk and Walnut-Date Smoothie on The Better Show. Or follow the directions below.
- Place walnuts in a bowl and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and set aside at room temperature to soak at least 1 hour to 12 hours (this helps remove some of the tannins and makes them blend smoother).
- Drain walnuts and rinse thoroughly. Combine walnuts, 3 cups water, honey, vanilla, and salt in the carafe of a blender then blend on low until very smooth, at least 2 minutes.
- Serve as is, or if you desire a smoother milk, pour through cheesecloth or a coffee filter to strain. (Will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.)