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Homemade Almond Milk

How many of you have tried almond milk? It’s super simple and tastes downright delicious.

Homemade almond milk can be just as delicious as the store bought kind! Keep in mind that the almond milk in stores is usually fortified with nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D & E, so make sure you obtain those nutrients via other foods if making homemade milk.

IMG_5475All you need to make the milk is two cups of unsalted almonds and nine cups of water.  Soak your almonds in about five cups of water overnight.  Then dispose of the water the almonds were soaking in.  Toss the almonds into a blender and blend them up with another four cups of water. Position a bowl under a cheesecloth or mesh strainer to catch the milk and pour the milk into the strainer. Add the strained milk into a large jar, and stir in vanilla extract. 


You can make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.  Enjoy throughout the week in many different recipes. Have you ever made your own almond milk? Let us know what you think in the comments below!



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Homemade Almond Milk
  • 2 cups of almonds
  • 5 cups of water for soaking
  • 4 cups of water
  • Cheese cloth or strainer
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  1. Soak almonds overnight in 5 cups of water. Drain the water.
  2. In a blender, blend almonds and 4 cups of water
  3. Over a large bowl, strain the mixture into a cheesecloth or strainer slowly. Squeeze or press the milk out from the thick mixture through the cheesecloth/strainer.
  4. Continue to do this until everything is strained.
  5. Pour into a large jar, stir in vanilla extract and enjoy within 7 days! (Store in fridge)

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12 Comments on Homemade Almond Milk

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    Brittany Boone
    January 29, 2014 at 9:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi! I have some honey roasted almonds and I want to know if I can use them to make almond milk too. Can I use them as is or should I soak them overnight?

    • Wendy
      January 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm (7 years ago)

      hey! I don’t see why not. Still soak them. You may get a more roasty flavor with the milk, which actually sounds quite good. Let us know how it goes!

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    February 8, 2014 at 6:13 am (7 years ago)

    Hey, i’d really like to stop using unhealthy refined oils for frying food. Could you tell me what other options there are? Is EVOO great for frying or should i use extra light olive oil?

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    March 7, 2014 at 5:05 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi! I was just wondering if the other nutritional information is available somewhere? 🙂
    I’m excited to try this recipe!

    • Wendy
      March 17, 2014 at 10:20 am (7 years ago)

      hey it’s about 40 calories per serving 😉

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    February 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm (6 years ago)

    I love making my own almond milk at home. So quick and easy to do and it’s fantastic as a dairy alternative.

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    June 10, 2015 at 3:10 am (6 years ago)

    I am totally in love with this recipe, I tried it for the first time this morning and I’m amazed at how much milk two cups of almonds produce! I have a question about the leftover nut fibres, can you do anything with them? Seems a shame to throw them away as they contain all the good fibres that your body needs. I’ve put some of it in a container in the fridge and will add a spoonful to my smoothies in the morning, but can you do anything else with it? Does it freeze well?

    • Wendy
      June 10, 2015 at 9:44 am (6 years ago)

      Hey adding to smoothies is a great idea! You can also bake with it. Add it to muffin, cake, or bread recipes. And yes you can freeze too!

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    February 2, 2016 at 8:39 am (5 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try this!! How long will it last?

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    Laurie P.
    April 30, 2020 at 4:40 pm (12 months ago)

    5 stars

    I’ve finally used this recipe and today will make my 3red time in 3 weeks I’m making my own almond milk. I made a slight adjustment last time adding 3 dates and 1/2 cup less water to try different densities. I LOVE IT!
    I probably will never buy almond milk again.

    • Wendy
      May 6, 2020 at 3:30 pm (11 months ago)

      So glad you enjoyed!! It’s so simple to make <3


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