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Pecan milk in a bottle with pecans in the background

Homemade Pecan Milk

This easy homemade pecan milk is a creamy, dairy-free milk packed with sweet, pecan flavor. It goes well with coffee, tea, cereal, and your morning oats.
Course Beverage, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan milk recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 140kcal


  • 1 cup pecans, soaked and drained
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (or 2 pitted dates)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • pinch coarse salt


  • Add the soaked, drained pecans, filtered water, dates (or maple syrup), vanilla, and salt to a high powered blender. Blend on high 1-2 minutes or until completely smooth. You shouldn't see any large flecks of pecan in the milk.
    NOTE: The time may vary widely depending on your blender.
  • Strain the pecan milk into a jar using a sieve and cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Seal and refrigerate 3-5 days. Shake well before pouring into tea or coffee or over cereal. 



Tips for the best pecan milk

Soak the pecans overnight. This is important to make a very creamy milk. If you are short on time, you can quickly soak the pecans in hot water for 2 hours to soften them. 
Drain the pecans. I know it seems wasteful but be sure to drain the water from the soaked pecans. You can use it to water a plant if you’d like. 
Sweeten it up a little. In the video, you’ll see that I used maple syrup. That is fine. However, I’ve updated the recipe to use a couple of dates instead. I like the dates for the little nutrition boost. The dates also give the milk more body.
Add flavor. I like keeping the pecan milk pure with just a little vanilla extract. But you can spice it up with cinnamon if you’d like.
Press the solids. Use a spoon or spatula to press the solids during straining to get all of the flavor and every drop of milk from the pecans.


Calories: 140kcal