homemade hazelnut milk

Homemade hazelnut milk recipe

Easy homemade hazelnut milk recipe! Learn how to make dairy free hazelnut milk at home in just a few simple steps. Optional vanilla cardamom flavor too!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 251 kcal
Author Trish Bozeman


  • 1 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 3 cups filtered water + more for soaking
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom (optional)


  1. Place raw hazelnuts in a container with a tight fitting lid and cover with water. Let sit for 12 hours.

  2. Rinse hazelnuts well and place in a blender.* Add 1 cup of the water and blend until smooth. Add remaining water and blend well.

  3. Line a colander with cheesecloth and place over a large bowl, or use a nut milk bag. Pour milk mixture over colander, straining out pulp. Wrap pulp in the cheesecloth and squeeze out the remaining liquid. Reserve pulp for another use.
  4. Transfer milk to a sealable container and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

*If adding the vanilla and/or cardamom, add it to the blender at this point.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade hazelnut milk recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.