Vanilla Cinnamon Pecan Milk


This Vanilla Cinnamon Pecan Milk is perfect to add to your lattes for just the right amount of sweetness and flavor! Ever since I learned how simple it is to make plant-based milks at home, I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen with different items to create a sweet milk alternative that can be used as a creamer substitute, too. I’m happy to share that this recipe is IT!

This recipe was inspired by agua de nuez, or nut milk. As plant-based diets have become more popular, so have plant-based dairy products. There are a variety of plant-based milks easily available in most stores like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk and more! Unfortunately, not all of these milks are made with clean ingredients and could include filler ingredients that aren’t the best for you. This includes genetically modified oils such as sunflower oil and canola oil, or emulsifiers like xanthax gum and guar gum.

Since it sometimes is tricky to know what brands and plant-based milks are good for you, I prefer to make them at home as it’s such a simple process and the ingredients are guaranteed to be clean. In this recipe, the dates and vanilla really bring the sweetness to this milk and are responsible for providing the milk with such incredible flavor. If you prefer it less sweet, remember you can always try your next batch with less dates! Once you find the perfect combination for you, you will never go back to buying nut milks from the store again!






1hr 5min


Lasts in fridge for 4 days

  • 1 cup pecans 
  • 3 medjool dates, pits removed (2-3 more for a sweeter milk)
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick 
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • Pinch of salt 


  • Nut milk bag or thin kitchen towel
  • Blender or food processor




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  1. Add the pecans, pitted dates, and 1/2 cinnamon stick to a bowl and cover with hot water, let it soak for an hour or over night. 
  2. Strain the ingredients, rinse with water then add to a blender with 4 cups filtered water, pinch of salt and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Blend in high for 1 minute. 
  3. Place the nut milk bag in a bowl and carefully pour about half the milk into the bag... gently squeeze to release the milk into the bowl. Then pour the rest in and repeat. 
  4. Pour the milk back into the blender to make pouring into pitcher or jar easier. 
  5. Enjoy & store in fridge with a tight seal for 3-4 days!


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