Homemade Almond Milk 101

I am almost embarrassed to say that I have never made almond milk myself. Especially now that I have done it (for three weeks in a row!) and realize how stinking easy it is!

I have been drinking almond milk for several years now-not because I am vegan or don’t consume dairy products, but because I like to be choosy about what dairy products I consume and if I can substitute something even more healthy (and delicious) into my daily life, then why not!? Plus, I can’t even imagine my iced coffees tasting half as amazing as they do with almond milk.

So, here is a quick recipe and break down to make your own almond milk at home. Please don’t wait as long as I did-it’s too good to miss out.

Step 1.

Put about a cup worth of almonds into a container with enough space to allow for water to be added.

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Step 2.

I chose to pour boiling, filtered water over the almonds since I didn’t want to wait a full 24 hours to let them soak. If you have the time then go ahead and let them soak overnight.



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Step 3.

Drain the water from the almonds and put the soaked almonds in your blender. I use a Vita-Mix blender but any strong blender or food processor will work.


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Step. 4.

The first time I made the milk I used cheese cloth as pictured here, but there are also nut milk bags that are a bit easier and allow for reuse. You pour the almond milk and pulp into the bag or cloth and let it drain into a jar or bowl. I used a large mason jar, which I was then able to seal and refrigerate the milk in. Make sure you squeeze out as much milk as possible. You will be left with a lot of almond pulp. I am still trying to find a great recipe to use it in and when I do I will post a recipe for that as well!


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Step 5: Close up your container andrefrigerate.


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You should be left with a glorious creamy, white milk in your jar.


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Last but not least, enjoy your almond milk as your prefer-in your coffee, cereal, or just on its own!


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Recipe (this will yield about 3.5 cups):

  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water
  • 3.5 cups filtered water

I didn’t add anything extra to mine and found it to be perfect but if you choose, you can add a vanilla bean, a pinch of sea salt or even some cinnamon!

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