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A couple of months ago I showed you how to make homemade almond milk and how to make homemade hazelnut vanilla coffee creamer. Today we are going to spin those two tutorials together and learn how to make homemade hazelnut milk!

Why make your own nut milks when they can be easily purchased at the store? My number one reason for doing this myself is quality! I can select the best nuts I can afford, I can soak them overnight to improve digestion, I can use filtered water, and I can avoid unnecessary stabilizers and additives. The process really isn’t that hard and it takes almost no time at all. And in the case of hazelnut milk, I have never even seen it sold in a store!

I think the flavor of hazelnuts is a little decadent and unique. The aroma and flavor remind me of coffee and dessert. Why not bring a little of that decadence to your morning bowl of gluten-free granola, add it to a smoothie to make it extra special, or just drink it cold for a slightly sweet and nutty treat?

I enjoy hazelnut milk without any added flavors or sweeteners, but I have also included directions to make a vanilla and a sweetened version. This recipe is perfect for many of those who follow special diets as it is Paleo, vegan, dairy-free, and SCD-legal. A high powered blender is not necessary for this recipe. I have made it in a regular blender, just let it process for an extra minute. I highly recommend getting a reusable nut milk bag, but several layers of cheesecloth will work too.

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How to Make Hazelnut Milk :: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Yield: Approx. 3 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Why make your own nut milks when they can be easily purchased at the store? My number one reason for doing this myself is quality because I can control the ingredients and avoid any additives that I may be allergic to!


  • 2 cups of hazelnuts
  • 1/2 tbsp. sea salt
  • Filtered water
  • Optional for sweetening or flavoring the hazelnut milk: one vanilla bean cut into 2 pieces and/or 2 pitted dates


  1. Place the 2 cups of hazelnuts and 1/2 Tablespoon of sea salt in a large glass bowl and add enough filtered water to cover the nuts by at least 2 inches (The hazelnuts will swell as they soak and you want to have enough water to keep them covered). Stir to mix in the salt.
  2. Cover and let the nuts soak for 12 hours. You will have about 3 cups of hazelnuts after they have absorbed some water.
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of the nuts and 3 cups of filtered water to your blender. If you would like to flavor or sweeten the hazelnut milk, add one half of the vanilla bean, one date, or both the vanilla and date to the blender.
  4. Blend on high for 1 minutes in a high speed blender or two minutes in a regular blender.
  5. If using a nut milk bag, place it in a large bowl and pour the mixture from the blender into the bag. If using cheesecloth, layer 4-5 sheets in a mesh strainer and place it over the bowl before pouring in the blender mixture.
  6. Gather up the bag or cheesecloth and squeeze as much liquid out as you can. You will get about 4 cups.
  7. Pour into a quart size glass jar and store in the refrigerator.
  8. Repeat with the remaining 1 1/2 cups of soaked hazelnuts.
  9. Enjoy!!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 39Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

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What to do with the Hazelnut Meal

You get an extra bonus when you make your own hazelnut milk – you get hazelnut meal!

You will have some hazelnut pulp leftover after squeezing out the liquid. Simply spread it onto your dehydrator trays (lined with parchment if you only have screens) and dehydrate at 105 degrees for 6-8 hours or until completely dried. Whiz it up in your food processor and you have hazelnut meal, perfect for breading chicken and fish or adding to smoothies.

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