Homemade Hazelnut Milk

Making your own milk is easier than you think.  I already have recipes for Homemade Almond Milk and Homemade Hemp Milk.  Now I can add hazelnut to the list.  This, by far, is my favorite.  Now if only hazelnuts weren’t so darned expensive!

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Making hazelnut milk is very similar to almond.  You will need to have some items on hand.  First, you need to get a good extra fine cheesecloth.  I made the mistake of buying the wrong one the first time around.  I got this one off Amazon and it works great.  Next, you will need an extra fine strainer and a large bowl.  Lastly, it helps to have a funnel when pouring the finished milk into a jar.  I store mine in a large mason jar.

Homemade Hazelnut Milk

Homemade Hazelnut Milk

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Hazelnut Milk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Soak the hazelnuts in water overnight.
  • Drain and rinse.
  • Put the rinsed hazelnuts, water and vanilla into a blender and blend for about 2 minutes.
  • Cover the fine mesh strainer with the cheesecloth and pour the blended mixture slowly into the strainer. I only do a small amount each time.
  • Grab the cheesecloth and “milk” the nuts until it seems like you can’t get any more.
  • Empty the leftover “meal” onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Repeat these steps until the whole mixture is strained.
  • Using a funnel, carefully pour the milk into a container and store in the fridge. It should keep for at least a week.

Keep in mind that it will separate in the fridge so you will have to give it a good shake before using it. You can dry out the leftover meal in the oven. Bake it on about 200 for a few hours until it feels dry. It think you can do it in the dehydrator as well. I have plans for the meal as well so make sure you save it.

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Homemade Hemp Milk

So I have been making my own Almond Milk for a while now.  While I was writing my post on Superfoods for Good Health, I read a lot about the benefits of hemp seeds.  So, I decided to make my own hemp milk too.  Turns out it is even easier than almond milk.

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It’s pretty good too!  I haven’t been able to find store bought hemp milk that doesn’t contain large amounts of sugar.  When I make my own, I can control the sugar amount.  There are also no funky additives like carrageenan in this.  I added ground vanilla bean
to my milk.  I swear by that stuff.  Worth.Every.Penny.  A little goes a long way and it actually gives an impression of sweetness without adding sugar.  Because there are no additives in this milk, it will separate in the fridge so you need to shake it well before you use it.  I store mine in a leak-proof jar so I can shake it really well without it leaking.  You will need a powerful blender, a very fine and strong cheesecloth and a mesh strainer.

Homemade Hemp Milk

Homemade Hemp Milk

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Hemp Milk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Throw everything in the blender and blend for 90 seconds or so. I used a Vitamix
  • Lay the mesh strainer across a large bowl
  • Put the cheesecloth over that.
  • Slowly pour the milk out of the blender giving the cheesecloth time to drain the liquid. You may have to give the cheese cloth a little squeeze to get all the liquid.
  • Repeat until all the liquid has been strained.

This is different from the almond milk because you will not have a leftover meal. All you are straining is the seed particles. You really can skip the straining process if you like. The seed bits will be small and barely noticeable. Either way works.

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