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Walnut milk in a clear glass storage container with a scoop of raw walnuts beside it with a white background.

5-Minute Homemade Walnut Milk (No Soaking or Straining)

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  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Forget nut milk bags and cheesecloths! This quick and easy recipe turns walnuts into a silky smooth plant-based milk in just minutes. No soaking necessary!  


Units Scale

  • 1 cup raw walnuts (no soaking necessary)
  • 3 cups water (use 2/3 the amount for creamer)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup ice
  • optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Version:

  • 1 cup raw walnuts (no soaking necessary)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ice


  1. Blend all ingredients. Add all ingredients (except ice) to a high-speed blender and blend until perfectly smooth (30-60 seconds). You should not see any bits of walnut pulp when done.
  2. Blend again with ice (if serving immediately). Add 1 cup of ice and blend again to serve chilled.
  3. Adjust to taste. Add more maple syrup or vanilla extract (optional) as desired.
  4. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Beverage
  • Method: Blender