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

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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.


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


  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.


- 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.