A gorgeously rich and creamy easy hazelnut milk recipe, rich in nutrients and made in minutes with raw hazelnuts.
Use hazelnut milk in your morning cereal, in overnight oats, as the liquid in your morning smoothie. Wonderful in tartes, smoothies, raw cheesecake and sweets. They're also delicious as a dairy replacement in coffee.
Hazelnuts are without a doubt my absolute favourite nut.
Often associated with rich desserts, chocolate gifts and that famous brand of chocolate hazelnut spread we all know. They’re a favourite ingredient at celebrations and special occasions, and always part of something fabulously indulgent.
Thanks to simple recipes like this I can enjoy them whenever I like. And so, of course can you.
This simple, easy to make recipe has just 3 ingredients:
- Raw hazelnuts
- Water (I prefer filtered or bottled water to tap water)
- Pitted dates. I like zamali dates or medjool dates.
Follow my easy 3-step method below for perfect hazelnut milk in just 5 minutes.
The most difficult bit of making raw nut milk is remembering to soak the nuts.
Soak for 8-10 hours then rinse and drain before blending with any added ingredients and turning them into hazlenut milk.
I like to leave them soaking in a bowl or a mason jar on the worktop overnight, and cover them with a clean tea towel to keep them clean.
Hazelnuts are also known as cobnuts and filberts. They are native to the uk and grow on trees, among hedgerows and in our woodland areas. Much loved by our wildlife, especially squirrels they begin to become ripe and available mid-late autumn.
They can be found with a papery outer covering, are light in colour with dark brown skins. Small and roundish shaped, they’re similar in size to chickpeas.
Hazelnuts are highly nutritious containing many essential nutrients including Vitamin E, zinc, b vitamins, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and others. They’re also high in fat, protein and dietary fibre.
They make a fab plant based alternative to dairy milk and are gluten free.
Hazelnuts can be used in many foods including to make:
- vegan milk and milkshakes,
You can also use the leftover pulp for making fabulous raw sweets!
What other flavours go well with hazelnuts?
Hazelnuts pair well with many other foods and ingredients (and especially other autumn foods) including:
- brussel sprouts
- kale and cabbage
- butternut squash
Other healthy nut ideas you may like.
- how to make almond milk
- cherry almond milkshake
- strawberry coconut chia pudding
- pecan, pomegranate overnight oats
Easy raw hazelnut milk recipe
- High speed blender.
- Nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
- Large mixing bowl.
- Serving glasses.
- ½ cup raw hazelnuts soaked overnight.
- 2 cups (500ml) water I like bottled still spring water.
- 1 pitted date.
- Place the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
- Strain the nut milk through the nut milk bag or cloth into the bowl making sure to squeeze as much liquid out as possible leaving the hazelnut pulp behind.
- Pour the milk into 2 glasses to serve.
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I’m off for some tea.
Love raw food.
mum, dog owner, raw food enthusiast