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  • Writer's pictureMelisha Meredith

Easy Recipe for Homemade Almond Milk

Updated: Oct 19

A cup of freshly made almond milk next to a small mound of almonds.

If you're allergic or sensitive to dairy, or perhaps you're on a "reset" diet and need to cut it out, almond milk is a fantastic alternative to cow's milk. And guess what? It's super easy to make at home, plus it's cheaper and doesn't have all the junk you find in the store-bought kind. So give it a try!

Homemade Almond milk recipe:


1 c. raw almonds

4 c. water, for soaking (filtered preferred)

4 c. water, for blending (filtered preferred)


Soak almonds in 4 c. of water for 4-6 hours, or overnight. (I recommend you cover them.)

Strain almonds and rinse well, discard soaking water.

Place soaked almonds in a blender.

Add 4 cups of fresh water.

Blend until mixture is smooth and looks like milk!

Strain the blended mixture through a nut-milk bag or layers of cheese cloth into a clean jar.

Store the almond milk, covered, in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Save the almond pulp for another recipe or discard.


I like to use Mason jars for this. I soak the almonds in a one quart jar filled with water, then store them in a clean jar with a lid.

To save money, you can lessen the amount of almonds to ¾ cup or even ½ cup. It will not be as creamy, but it works for things like smoothies!


To make this into a yummy treat - blend in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or 2 pitted dates. Now you have sweetened, vanilla almond milk!

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