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Quick & Easy Walnut Milk – Just 2 Ingredients

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If you enjoy almond or cashew milk, walnut milk is another delicious nut milk to try at home. You can make it with just two ingredients and a few easy steps.

Walnut milk is a fun vegan drink to make at home. Doing it yourself saves money and allows you to control what goes into it — you can avoid oils, sugars and sweeteners. Plus, walnuts are a great source of protein and healthy fats. Follow these simple steps to make walnut milk at home.

How to Make Walnut Milk at Home

Always purchase organic and non-GMO nuts to get the most sustainably sourced product.
Always purchase organic and non-GMO nuts to get the most sustainably sourced product.
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In order to make do-it-yourself walnut milk, you will need a few items.

Ingredients and materials:

  • 2 cups of walnuts
  • 4-5 cups water
  • High-speed blender
  • Cheesecloth, nut milk bag, sieve or another suitable cheesecloth alternative
  • Large bowl
  • Large bottle with lid


  1. Place the walnuts in the bowl, cover with water and soak for at least 6 hours or up to 48 hours.
  2. Drain the water (you can water your plants with the soaking water as it has minerals in it that could help your plants to grow), and rinse the walnuts.
  3. Place the walnuts inside the blender with the 4 cups of water and blend on high speed for about 2 minutes, or until the consistency is creamy.
  4. Pour the mixture into your cheesecloth or nut milk bag and squeeze the blended walnuts. You could also use a sieve to catch any large walnut clumps if you don’t have a nut milk bag.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the bottle and store in the refrigerator. Homemade walnut milk should be enjoyed within 5 days.

Optional flavors:

If you would like to flavor your walnut milk, try adding one of these ingredients just before blending.

  • Cinnamon
  • Maple syrup/sweetener of your choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder

Walnuts are high in vitamin E and are one of the more sustainable nuts, especially when compared to almonds or cashews. Walnuts still require a lot of water to make one pound of walnut milk, but have quite a low carbon footprint. The United States produces around one third of the world’s walnuts, so you should be able to source some locally. 

Always make sure to read the labels and purchase organic and non-GMO modified to get the most sustainable walnuts.

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