Homemade Almond Milk



  1. High quality blender
  2. Raw almonds
  3. Filtered water
  4. Nut milk bag (optional)
  5. Sweetener (optional)
  6. Vanilla extract (optional)


  1.  Soak 1/2 cup of raw almonds in water for 12 hours.
  2. Drain the nuts and rinse well.
  3. Add almonds and 4 cups of fresh filtered water to blender.
  4. Add vanilla and maple syrup or dates until desired taste and sweetness attained.
  5. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes
  6. (Optional) May strain milk through a nut milk bag to eliminate graininess
  7. Store in fridge for up to 5 days

I have been making homemade almond milk weekly for years, and now actually prefer the unstrained version.  It is best to find raw almonds from a reputable supplier and store them in the fridge at all times.  I usually sweeten mine with maple syrup but you can use any sweetener you prefer.  You can also play around with different spices and may consider adding a pumpkin pie spice  for the fall and winter months.  If you choose to strain your almond milk there are plenty of recipes that incorporate the leftover almond pulp.


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  3. Thank you for providing this recipe. When I get money to buy a high quality blender I will definitely be trying this! I’m so excited for your website! You’re amazing thanks for everything.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I opted doing this with a different almond/water analogy (1:3), because I wanted a less watery consistency. The flavour does get more stark, especially since I haven’t been sweetening it 🙂
    I am making an effort to go off milk and dairy, but I believe I will never truly manage it 100%, because of the cheese, which I adore.

    I have a friend who’s had two babies, who have only ever known almond milk as their milk and I swear they are the roundest, healthiest babies I’ve seen.

    1. Awesome! I definitely think there are benefits to limiting dairy in your diet as well.

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