Silky nut milks are a great alternative to traditional dairy milks and are surprisingly simple to make. For a smoother milk, strain with a cheesecloth.
1 cup walnut halves, rinsed (4 oz.)
1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
 Place walnuts in a medium bowl and fill with enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and set aside. Soak at room temperature at room temperature to soak at least 1 hour to 12 hours for easy blending.
 Drain walnuts; rinse thoroughly. In a blender combine walnuts, 3 cups water, honey, vanilla, and salt; blend on low until very smooth, at least 2 minutes. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.