Dee’s Homemade Hazelnut Milk

23 Sep

Hazelnut milk is a deliciously creamy alternative to dairy milk. It’s easy to make at home, you just need a blender, a clean tea-towel and a container to store it in. Whole hazelnuts can run on the expensive side so I was delighted to find a 200g bag in Aldi at a price of €1.79.


1. Soak 200g of hazelnuts in water overnight.
2. Drain and rinse the nuts and place in a blender.
3. Add 1.5L of water and blend. At this point taste the milk, I like to add a pinch of sea-salt and a teaspoon of agave nectar, blend again .
4. Place a tea-towel in a strainer over a large bowl and pour a third of the mix in.
5. Gather up the tea-towel and squeeze the milk out. You will be left with nut pieces in the towel which can be added to cookies or yoghurts.
6. Pour the milk into a large glass bottle or container. The milk will last for a week in the fridge. Use it in cereal, muesli or even coffee! Add the milk first before adding hot water if making hot beverages.

1L of shop bought hazelnut milk is €2.39 and upwards so this recipe costs 50% less to make at home and does not contain the additives or added sugars of store bought brands. Enjoy! Dee

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One Response to “Dee’s Homemade Hazelnut Milk”

  1. The Veggie Green September 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Love the tea towel in a strainer idea – I’ll have to try that!

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