How to Make Almond Milk

By Rena |

Learning how to make almond milk has never been easier. Creamy yet slightly thin with optional flavors of vanilla and maple syrup, this homemade almond milk is the best and made with whole raw almonds!

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Learning how to make almond milk at home is an easy way to make sure you always have a classic staple on hand: milk. Almond milk can be used for so many things, and we love to make sure we have a glass or pitcher full of it in the refrigerator.

Created in as little as five minutes in a high-speed blender, homemade almond milk is quick and easy which means it is perfect for when you do not have a lot of extra time on your hands to run to the grocery store.

We love making plant-based milk at home because they are cost-effective, sustainable, naturally creamy, and healthy which means they are great for the entire family. You can use this almond milk to enjoy in a bowl with granola, cereal, baking recipes, chia pudding, and more.

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Why Making Almond Milk At Home Is the Best

  • Creamy and rich: This almond milk recipe is thick and creamy because it is made with natural raw almonds that are rich in flavor. The perfect ratio of water and almonds is used in this homemade recipe.
  • Easy to customize: Add in your favorite spices and sweeteners in this nut milk recipe. We love to make almond milk with vanilla, cinnamon, maple syrup, honey, etc.
  • Use the leftover almond pulp: You can use the almond pulp for all types of baking recipes, smoothies, and more! The pulp is rich in fiber and highly flavorful with a texture that is perfect for cakes, cookies, oatmeal bakes, muffins, etc.

What to Serve Homemade Almond Milk With

squeezing bag of almond milk

You can serve this milk recipe with so many things including:

  • Fruit and cereal
  • Cookies, muffins, cake, and other baked goods
  • Tea and coffee
  • Granola
  • Fruit and chocolate

How do you make almond milk?

First, soak the almonds in a bowl overnight or for at least two to three hours. Drain the almonds and rinse them a few times with water.

pouring almond milk in bowl with cold filtered water

Next, place the rinsed almonds in a high-powered blender. Add four cups of cold filtered water to the blender.

If you are adding vanilla or sweetener, then add those ingredients in this step.

nut milk mag in bowl of almond milk

Blend all of the ingredients on high for about two to three minutes until you get a creamy consistency and there are no chunks of almond.

Next, place a nut milk bag or fine cloth over a large bowl. Pour the creamy blended almond milk into the bag, then strain the mixture using your hands.

The almond pulp will remain in the bag and can be reused in your favorite recipes for extra fiber, protein, and nutrients.

Finally, pour the almond milk into individual cups if you enjoy it immediately. If not, store the almond milk in storage bottles and containers in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to make almond milk taste better?

If you want almond milk to taste better, simply add more sweetener and vanilla extract. You can even add your favorite spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg.

What to make with almond milk pulp?

You can use the almond milk pulp to make an almond meal or use it in your favorite baked goods like cookies, muffins, bars, donuts, etc.

How do you make almond milk last?

Be sure to soak the almonds in water before making this almond milk recipe. Be sure the water is cold and filtered

Do almonds have to be soaked to make almond milk?

Yes, the almonds need to be soaked as this allows the homemade milk to be smoother and creamier.

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Recipes Notes and Tips

  • Instead of almonds, try this recipe with oats, cashews, or hemp hearts.
  • Use honey or maple syrup as your sweetener. You can also use monk fruit sweetener.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to seven to 10 days.
  • You can use a fine sieve if you do not have a nut milk bag.
  • Enjoy with your favorite snacks and desserts.
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Other Recipes You Will Enjoy

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Almond Butter Fudge

Keto Almond Butter Cups

No-bake Peanut Butter Bars

Healthy Blueberry Muffins

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How to Make Almond Milk at Home

Learn how to make your very own creamy nut milk at home. This almond milk recipe at easy and delicious and ready in minutes after the almonds have soaked.
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Gluten-Free, ingredient, Side Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 3 hours
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 8 minutes
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Rena

Equipment

  • 1 high-powered blender
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 1 Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds soaked for at least 2-3 hours or overnight
  • 4 cups cold water filtered

Optional

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

Instructions

  • Soak the raw almonds in a bowl overnight or at least 2-3 hours. Drain the soaked almond and rinse a few times.
  • Next, place the soaked and rinsed raw almonds in a high-powered blender. Then add 4 cups of cold filtered water.
  • If you are adding any vanilla or sweetener, add them during this step.
  • Blend on high for about 2-3 minutes or until you get a creamy consistency and there aren't any almond chunks.
  • Place a nut-milk bag or cloth over a large bowl. Pour the creamy blended almond milk into the bag and strain using your hands. The almond pulp will remain in the bag that can reused.
  • Pour the almond milk into cups if ready to serve, or in storage bottles and containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Notes

  • Instead of almonds, try this recipe with oats, cashews, or hemp hearts.
  • Use honey or maple syrup as your sweetener. You can also use monk fruit sweetener.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to seven to 10 days.
  • You can use a fine sieve if you do not have a nut milk bag.
  • Enjoy with your favorite snacks and desserts.
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