Walnut Milk

Walnut Milk

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Watch Aida Mollenkamp make her Walnut Milk and Walnut-Date Smoothie on The Better Show. Or follow the directions below.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.)