Fig Hazelnut Milk {Raw, Vegan, Paleo, GF}

This week I wanted to share with you one of the simplest and best recipes I've made in ages -- a raw vegan fig hazelnut milk. Hazelnut milk has been an amazing addition to my diet, and there seems to be no end to how many uses I can put it to -- it's delicious as a drink on its own, it's amazing in smoothies, and it's incredible as a milk to use in desserts (like this Overnight Raw Vegan “Nutella” Chia Pudding).

DIY Fig Hazelnut Milk {Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Fruit Sweetened}

Best part is that homemade nut milks are incredibly easy to make, taste a billion times better than the store-bought dairy-free milk alternatives, and don't have any questionable additives and preservatives to worry about. I recently tried to spice up my hazelnut milk by pairing it with a fig flavor, and the results were absolutely incredible! I can't wait for you to try this out and tell me how much you love it! ;)

DIY Fig Hazelnut Milk {Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Fruit Sweetened}

P.S. Don't forget to check out this easy-peasy DIY Coconut Milk recipe too.

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Fig Hazelnut Milk {Raw, Vegan, Paleo, GF}


  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: approx. 2 cups mylk
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Refreshment

Description

A tasty, easy raw vegan hazelnut recipe sweetened with fresh figs. Delicious as a drink on its own, amazing in smoothies, perfect to use in desserts.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 6 dried figs
  • water (roughly 4 cups, divided)

Instructions

  1. Place hazelnuts and figs in a bowl and cover with about two cups of water. Allow to soak overnight {or at least a few hours}, then strain and discard the water.
  2. Place soaked hazelnuts and figs into a blender {a high power blender; I used my Vitamix}, add 2 cups fresh water, and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add more water for a thinner milk {I liked this slightly thicker personally}.
  3. Strain contents through a nut milk bag {squeeze out as much as you can} and enjoy the resulting mylk!
  4. *Alternative Directions for a Quick {Not Raw} Version: Place nuts and figs into a bowl and cover with 2-3 cups boiling water. Allow to sit for about 1 hour, then blend thoroughly. Strain contents through nut milk bag and enjoy as a warm drink, or chill in the fridge, or add a few ice cubes and enjoy.

Notes

- Use remaining pulp in baking or compost. I personally share the pulp with my pups -- they seriously love this stuff!

- Store leftovers in the fridge. I'd be surprised if you have any though ;)

- You can of course have fun adding in flavors of all sorts -- vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, etc. But it's really amazing au naturel as well.

DIY Fig Hazelnut Milk {Raw, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Fruit Sweetened}

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