Easy Recipe for Homemade Almond Milk
Updated: Oct 19
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!