Walnut Milk


Silky nut milks are a great alternative to traditional dairy milks and are surprisingly simple to make. For a smoother milk, strain with a cheesecloth.

Walnut Milk in glass bottle
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Stand Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
75 mins
4 cups (3 1/2 cup strained)


  • 1 cup walnut halves, rinsed (4 oz.)

  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. Place walnuts in a medium bowl and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and set aside. Soak at room temperature at room temperature to soak at least 1 hour to 12 hours for easy blending.

  2. Drain walnuts; rinse thoroughly. In a blender combine walnuts, 3 cups water, honey, vanilla, and salt; blend on low until very smooth, at least 2 minutes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 116mg 2%
Folate, total 24.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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