Roasted Pumpkin-Pepita Seed Milk

by Kiran on October 17, 2014 · 18 comments

in How-To, Nut Milk

Pumpkins have made an appearance in our household, people! FINALLY. So, let’s make some noise. With all the craze over nut milk, might as well make a seed milk to add to the repertoire, right?

Let’s bring pepita seeds front and center for a change.

Roasted Pumpkin-Pepita Seed Milk | @KiranTarun
And it’s high-time that I feature recipes with pumpkins this year. It has been long overdue and I think this milk is the perfect way to work on an idea that I had swirling in my mind for some time now.

How can I resist featuring cute pumpkins from a recent visit to a makeshift pumpkin patch?


Roasted Pumpkin-Pepita Seed Milk | @KiranTarun
And you shouldn’t too! In fact, make this seed milk and let me know how it tastes. I’m expecting deliciousness, nothing less 😀

Roasted Pumpkin-Pepita Seed Milk | @KiranTarun

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Makes about 3 cups


  • 1 small sweet pumpkin, halved, seeds scooped out and roasted
  • 1 cup raw pepita seeds
  • 4 cups hot water

optional: spices and flavorings


  1. On the night before, pre-soak raw pepita seeds in some water.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place pumpkin halves cut side down. Roast pumpkin for 30 minutes.
  3. Once roasted pumpkin is safe enough to handle, scoop out the flesh, mash and measure 2 cups.
  4. Drain water out of soaked pepita seeds and wash it thoroughly.
  5. In a huge bowl, add mashed roasted pumpkin flesh, soaked raw pepita seeds and 4 cups of hot water. Allow this to steep until it reaches room temperature.
  6. Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend for at least 2 minutes or until pepita is totally smooth.
  7. Place a large strainer lined with a few layers of muslin/cheese cloth over a bowl. Drizzle in blended pumpkin-pepita seed milk. With clean hands, gently squeeze out pumpkin-pepita milk as much as possible from pulp.
  8. Do not discard pulp! Use it in smoothies, muffins etc 🙂
  9. This is the time to add any flavorings of your preference, i.e pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla etc..
  10. Refrigerate for consumption in soups, curries, smoothies, lattes etc.


Roasted Pumpkin-Pepita Seed Milk | @KiranTarun
Off to march into the kitchen and make a pumpkin spice latte using this seed milk. I bet it’s going to be pumpkinlicious! Cannot wait to share a cup with you guys soon 🙂

Have a great weekend!

What’s your favorite milk? Have you tried making nut/seed milk before?


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1 Rosa October 17, 2014 at 12:03 PM

That’s an interesting recipe! Very healthy.




2 Shashi @ runninsrilankan October 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Kiran – this is a first for me – I’vve never ever heard of pepita seed milk – love your use of pumpkin in it – gorgeous coloring!


3 Honey, What's Cooking October 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Never seen this before. Looks good. Probably tastes amazing with the fall spices
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4 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine October 17, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Wow, what a fun, unique milk you’ve made.I know the latte was wonderful!
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5 Asmita October 17, 2014 at 6:20 PM

This sounds and looks so good! Really want to try it!
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6 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ October 18, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Never thought of using pumpkin seeds this way. I recently tried my very first pumpkin spice latte by Starbucks. Bad stuff, I tell you! I now want to make my own pumpkin latte and this recipe is just right up my alley.
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7 Crista October 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

this is a GREAT idea!! thank you.
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8 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) October 18, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Pumpkin seed milk is a first for me but it looks tasty. Lovely shots, as usual!
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9 MyKabulKitchen October 18, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I love pumpkin flavor, last year my relatives grew pumpkin in their garden and I cooked so many types of pumpkin dishes both sweet and savory but never thought to make pumpkin-seed milk. This looks rich and delicious, yet so healthy, thank you for sharing such a unique recipe, especially for a pumpkin-holic like me 😉


10 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 19, 2014 at 4:23 AM

A very healthy and tasty drink!
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11 Helene D'Souza October 19, 2014 at 8:03 AM

I like almond milk. I started to make it back then when we were feeding an orphaned baby squirrel, and his name was pumpkin (I am not joking).
Need to try pumpkin seed milk. We usually roast the seeds and use them only breads or as a snack so hadn’t thought of this. It’s brilliant Kiran.
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12 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 20, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Definitely pumpkinlicious (I love this word, Kiran!)!! I now want to see your pumpkin spice latte with this seed milk. 😉
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13 Choc Chip Uru October 20, 2014 at 6:03 AM

What a healthy and delicious milk idea, it looks so healthy 😀

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14 Kitchen Belleicious October 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

that milk looks and sounds amazing. I have never ever thought to do or try pumpkin flavored milk but it makes perfect sense seing as how I love pumpkin latte’s and such
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15 Sugar et al. October 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Wow! What a fantastic way of using pumpkin seeds! I love nut milk especially almond and pistachio. This one will be on top of my to-make list. Love the photos too.
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16 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You October 29, 2014 at 10:35 PM

What an original recipe, Kiran! I have never heard about a pumpkin-pepita milk. I have to try it!!!
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17 Evi @ greenevi November 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM

What a great idea! I have never thought of pumpkin seed milk, but I am so excited now. Although getting out these little seeds are always a pain in the a∗∗…do you have any good tip how to do it?
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