The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!)

Give this recipe for the easiest vitamix walnut milk you’ll ever make with two options: vanilla and chocolate! It’s dairy free, gluten free, full of nutrients, plant based (vegan), and perfect for adding to cereal, granola, recipes, smoothies, and more! 

Made in 10 Minutes - The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!)

Make Your Own Blender or Vitamix Walnut Milk at Home! 

 

Now that we are all spending a whole lot more time at home, I’ve been seeing tons of friends, family, and people in general on social media trying new things in their kitchen. From sourdough, to cakes, to kombucha, and all kinds of meals, people seem to be getting much more aquatinted with their kitchens. I’m definitely spending a ton of time in my newly renovated kitchen and excited to get “nesting” now that we are in our new place! Today I’m sharing a super simple easy to make-at-home blender or Vitamix Walnut Milk done two ways – vanilla and chocolate – for you to add to your must-make list! 

The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!) - vanilla and chocolate, no refined sugar

Health Benefits of Walnuts & Walnut Milk

 

Walnuts have been long known as a nutritional powerhouse. They are a wonderful whole food, loaded with healthy omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, and have been linked to reduced inflammation in the body and prevention of heart disease. Healthline has a great article on proven benefits of walnuts including, but not limited to;

  • Increase healthy bacteria in the gut
  • Cancer risk prevention
  • Blood sugar regulation 
  • Lowering blood pressure levels
  • Nervous system and brain health support
  • Easy and widely available to add to your diet!

Walnut milk, made directly from whole, raw walnuts, has these benefits as well and is incredibly easy to make to add into your daily eating be it at breakfast with granola or in a smoothie, a glass in the afternoon for a snack, an addition to homemade soups or curries, and added to baking as a dairy milk substitute! 

Ingredients in Homemade Vitamix Walnut Milk (Vanilla)

 

To make your own walnut milk at home you only need a few ingredients. While you can make the vitamix walnut milk unsweetened, I like the addition of a touch of sweetness and vanilla flavour. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Raw walnuts
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pitted Dates

Ingredients in Chocolate Vitamix Walnut Milk 

 

To make the uber delicious and also super simple chocolate version of the blender walnut milk you simply add cocoa powder! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Raw walnuts
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pitted Dates
  • Cocoa Powder

The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!) - Chocolate, naturally sweetened

How To Make Blender or Vitamix Walnut Milk

 

To make the walnut milk you’ll need a high-speed blender or a Vitamix blender, a nut milk bag or cheesecloth bag (these are easy to find at most grocery stores or online on Amazon), and a jar or jug to hold your creamy, dreamy walnut milk. In just a few simple steps you’ll have a delicious non-dairy milk, loaded with nutrition that seriously tastes amazing on it’s own or in recipes. 

  1. Soak walnuts in bowl with water as this will help soften them for blending and make the nut milk even more digestible. 
  2. Drain and rinse walnuts under cold water in a strainer.
  3. Add soaked walnuts to a high-speed blender or Vitamix with other ingredients. 
  4. Blend on high for 1 minute until completely smooth. 
  5. Place nut milk bag or cheesecloth in a large container or jug and pour walnut milk through the strainer. 
  6. Squeeze all liquid out of the bag so only pulp remains (discard of pulp or save it for another use)
  7. Store walnut milk in the fridge and enjoy often! 

 

Delicious, Healthy, & The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!)

How To Use and Store Walnut Milk 

 

Homemade walnut milk should be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. It will settle as it sits in the fridge so when you are ready to use simply give it a good shake and add it to whatever your heart desires! Again, great ways to use walnut milk include:

  • With cereal, granola, oatmeal, porridge
  • In smoothies
  • On it’s own
  • In creamy soups, stews, or curries (omit vanilla and dates if using the walnut milk for savoury purposes)
  • In baking as a milk substitute 

 

The possibilities are endless with homemade walnut milk. It’s such a delicious, creamy, and rich non-dairy milk option you can enjoy making at home! 

Made in 10 Minutes - The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!)

The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!)

Yield: 6 cups total
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

Give this recipe for the easiest vitamix walnut milk you'll ever make with two options: vanilla and chocolate! It's dairy free, gluten free, full of nutrients, plant based (vegan), and perfect for adding to cereal, granola, recipes, smoothies, and more! 

Ingredients

Vanilla Walnut Milk

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3 cups filtered water*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 5-6 pitted dates or 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Chocolate Walnut Milk

  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 3 cups filtered water*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 5-6 pitted dates or 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Soak walnuts in a bowl with water for a minimum of 5 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain soaked walnuts and rinse with cold water.
  3. Add walnuts to a blender with 3 cups water, vanilla, salt, and dates or pure maple syrup (plus cocoa powder if making the chocolate version). The Yummiest & The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!)
  4. Blend on high for 1 minute (start at the lowest blending level and increase to high to prevent splashing) or until completely smooth and no large chunks of dates remain.
  5. Line a large container or jug with a nut milk bag or cheesecloth bag. The Easiest Vitamix Walnut Milk (2 Ways!) - in a few simple steps!
  6. Pour the milk from the vitamix through the bag to strain and squeeze the bag to remove all liquid so only pulp remains (this will take a few minutes, be patient :))
  7. Store walnut milk in the fridge or enjoy immediately!

Notes

*This is the amount of water you'll need to add to the blender with the soaked walnuts. Use additional water for soaking.

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Have you ever made your own homemade nut milk? Tell me about it in the comments below and be sure to check out my other tutorials including homemade Vitamix peanut butter and Vitamix celery juice! Be sure to pin the photo below to save this one for later! 

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Have a wonderful day and happy continued #stayathome! 

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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