Salted Maple Pecan Milk (Homemade Dairy-Free)

This Salted Maple Pecan Milk is creamy, delicious and super smooth. Dairy-free milk is so easy to make yourself and this one only requires 4 ingredients and tastes like pecans and salted caramel all swirled together.

I am back with another homemade dairy-free milk to celebrate World Plant-Milk Day 2023. There are so many different plant-based milks to choose from today and I certainly have my favourites for coffee, baking, tea and pouring over granola. They can often get quite expensive, whereas making your own is much cheaper and it’s much easier than you think. Another major bonus is that you can play around with the flavours, sweetness and creaminess depending on your tastebuds with only a few small tweaks.

A Salter glass milk bottle filed with Salted Maple Pecan Milk
Salter Milk Bottle

Why will I love this milk?

This drink is delicious:

  • Smooth, creamy and delicious
  • Nutty and salty-sweet
  • Made with 4 simple ingredients
  • Cheaper and easier than shop-bought milk
  • Zero-waste (save the pulp for other recipes)
  • Wholesome, nutritious and without added ingredients
  • No additives, gums or thickeners
  • No added sugars or oils
  • Easy and quick to make in one minute (plus a little soak)
  • Versatile and easy to personalise
  • A source of vitamins for healthy skin
  • Full of natural antioxidants for a brain boost

If you already love the sound of this nutty milk, then skip ahead to the recipe card below. Or, let’s discuss the recipe in more detail.

What ingredients do I need?

The ingredients are simple and you can see my favourites in the “shop the recipe” section below.

For the milk we need:

  • Pecan nuts: I like to buy these in bulk from wholefood shops or online as the value is better. Make sure these are 100% pecans, unroasted and without any added ingredients.
  • Oats: to make to this milk really creamy and smooth, as well as making it cheaper, I like to add some oats to the mix. Make sure these are gluten-free, where needed. They also serve to add natural sweetness to the milk.
  • Maple syrup: this adds the sweetness for the milk to create the salty-sweet flavour. you can also use agave or vegan honey.
  • Salt: to make the salted caramel taste.
  • Water: filtered cool water is used to blend up the milk.
A coffee with Salted Maple Pecan Milk with some truffles next to it
Salter Plant M!lk Maker, truffles and pecan milk

Is this gluten-free and nut-free?

This is gluten-free as long as your oats are gluten-free and this is not nut-free, as it relies on pecans. You can swap the pecans for all oats, so that you make salted maple oat milk.

How do I make this?

I use an amazing machine from Salter which does all the work for you, it’s called the Plant M!lk Maker and you add all the ingredients together and then it makes the milk in one minute. I have included instructions below for a blender, too.

  • Soak the pecans in hot water: this softens them to make them easier to blend.
  • For the machine, add the all the ingredients to the basket: and fill the machine with water. Select the “on” button and the milk is ready in one minute. Lift out the basket and reserve the pulp.
  • For a blender, add all of the ingredients including the water: to a blender jug and process until smooth. Strain through a muslin to keep the pulp separate.
  • Continue to strain the pulp through a muslin: or I use the fruit and vegetable produce bags which are cheap and easy to find.
  • Store the milk in a sealed container in the fridge: for 2-3 days, shaking before using.
  • Keep the leftover pulp: to make truffles, or add into smoothies, porridge bowls or overnight oats.

How long will this last?

The milk will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days and you can freeze it, too, for 1 month, and allow to defrost before using.

Pouring Salted Maple Pecan Milk into a glass of coffee with a chocolate rim
Coffee with Salted Maple Pecan Milk

What other drinks can I try?

If you are looking for more drinks to try, how about my:

A glass of salted maple pecan milk on a wooden small tray

Salted Maple Pecan Milk (Homemade)

Yield: 2 pints
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

This Salted Maple Pecan Milk is creamy, delicious and super smooth. Dairy-free milk is so easy to make yourself and this one only requires 4 ingredients and tastes like pecans and salted caramel all swirled together.


  • 80g pecan nuts
  • 40g oats
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1300ml filtered water


  1. Soak the pecan nuts: add them to a bowl and cover with boiling water and leave for 30 minutes to soften before draining.
  2. Set up the machine: add the water to the plastic jug with the collector container slotting into the rivet at the bottom. Add the pecans, oats, maple and salt to the filter basket. Fit the filter basket onto the lid by carefully placing it over the plate and rotating in a clockwise direction until secure. Push the lid onto the top of the jug, making sure it is slotted in place.
  3. Make the milk in the machine: turn the machine on and press on/off to begin. The machine will take 1 minute to make milk, working in three cycles of 15 seconds with a break in between. Remove the filter basket form the lid, using the collector container. Twist off the collector container to separate the basket from the lid. Add the pulp to a muslin and squeeze out all of the excess liquid and save until needed.
  4. To make the milk using a blender: add all of the ingredients to the blender (including the water) and process until smooth. Pour through a muslin and squeeze out all the excess milk form the pulp.
  5. To enjoy and keep: use the milk straight away or pour the milk into a container and chill until needed. Keep in an airtight container for 2-3 days, shaking/stirring before using as it may separate.

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Stay in touch

I look forward to hearing what you think of this Salted Maple Pecan Milk so please let me know what you think in the comments below and leave a star review above. If you do make this, I’d love to see your milk, so please tag me in your recipes, I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With salted pecan love x

p.s. this recipe was first made with Salter and their Plant M!lk Maker, although this blog post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own.

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