This creamy milk tastes far richer and more complex than you’d expect from such simple ingredients. It’s great sipped on its own or in recipes.
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1 cup raw hazelnuts
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw Brazil nuts
1 vanilla bean
5 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
How to Make It
In a medium bowl, cover the hazelnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts and vanilla bean with filtered water and let stand overnight at room temperature.
Drain and rinse the nuts and vanilla bean; transfer to a blender. Add the honey, 5 cups of water and salt to the blender and puree on high speed until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour the nut milk through a cheesecloth-lined fine sieve set over a bowl and let drain for 30 minutes. Using a spatula, press on the solids to extract any remaining milk; discard the solids. Pour the nut milk into an airtight container and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Stir or shake before serving.
The mixed-nut milk can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.
You can use the leftover ground nuts in baked goods or smoothies. After making nut milk, spread the nuts out on a rimmed baking sheet in an even layer and bake at 200° until pale and dry, about 2 hours. Let cool completely, then pulse in a food processor until fine crumbs form.
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