After blending I let the milk sit in the blender for 5 -10 minutes. This gives the milk time to settle and the foam to gather on the top. After the 5 minutes I scoop off all the foam and discard into the sink. After removing the foam my original 7 cups remain. I dislike straining foam through the nut milk bag. See here for foam scooping process.
*If using a “regular” blender (not high-speed), start with 5 cups water and blend on high for up to 2 minutes. Add more water in future batches if you like the consistency and taste with 5 cups.
*To sweeten hazelnut milk, you can add any individual or combination of the following: 3 soaked dates, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, coconut nectar, coconut sugar, brow rice syrup, yacon syrup, or drops of stevia to taste. A common method is to add strained nut milk back into blender then add sweetener and blend.
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Wow! I’ve love making nut butter out of hazelnuts, but I’ve never thought about making nut MILK!! I’ll have to try! THanks for the recipe!
Well I think you’ll love the hazelnut milk! Please let me know if you give it a try.
Where are you getting the hazelnuts? I looked a couple of weeks ago at our (co-op) bulk section and couldn’t find them….
They have them here at the Davis Coop. 🙂
If you have a Wegman’s in your area, they have it.
I have got to start making my own nut milks! Since getting my Vitamix I have yet to use it for this, but it sounds so easy and the link you have for using the pulp in different recipes…brilliant! I can’t wait to see your macadamia nut milk…so yum! By the way, I didn’t realize we live so close…I live in Orangevale!
Hello Shelby. So fun to live in the same area. Yes, please give nut milks a try. They are amazing. I’ll be posting that macadamia milk next week.
Thanks and have a great rest of your week.
WoW ~ Love it!
I have to say, it’s my favorite in smoothies!! Very rich flavor. Not my favorite alone (love walnut milk, hands down my fave), but there’s something about hazelnut milk that tastes great mixed with fruits and other foods (ahem, like chocolate). I hope you can try it. They sell it in the store (boxed) but it’s fun to make at home. 🙂
I’ve been making a lot of almond milk-time to change it up! Can’t wait to make hazelnut and walnut milk this week. Thanks for always inspiring me dear!
Thanks Laura! My kids really love this milk. I hope your family enjoys it too! 🙂