How To Make Almond Milk

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Almond milk is surprisingly simple to make at home. If you can soak, strain and blend you’re golden. That’s really all there is to it. Besides being so fresh and so clean you tailor it to your taste buds. Want your almond milk unsweetened. Rock on, leave it be after straining. Want it sweet (raising my hand) add the sweetness that’s right for you. Want vanilla almond milk? You guessed it, add pure vanilla extract. Ready to make your own? Grab your raw almonds and let’s get to milking.

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When we want a batch of homemade almond milk I start the night before. The magic begins with raw unsalted almonds. Chuck them into a bowl and cover them with cold water. Now forget them until the next morning. Hard right? When you wake up you’ll have nice plump almonds (which kind of look like shelled boiled peanuts. I’m from Georgia we love our hot boiled peanuts what can I tell you other than apparently now I’m craving hot boiled peanuts). You give the plump pretties a nice cold shower and then into the blender they go.

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More water and a lot of whirling and then it’s time to put the squeeze on them. You’ll need cheese cloth or a nut bag for this portion of the show. I find that cheese cloth can be a little tricky (read messy – or maybe that’s just me I’m not the most graceful person on the planet. Shocking I know.) so if you can get your hands on a nut bag that’s much easier.

Anyone else have sometimes I feel like a nut stuck in their head?

Baci!

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How to Make Almond Milk

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 4 cups filtered water

What To Do:

  1. Place almonds into a bowl. Pour enough water to cover almonds. Set aside for 8 - 12 hours to allow almonds to plump.
  2. Strain almonds and rinse under cold water.
  3. Place almonds into blender. Add 4 cups water. Pulse to combine. Blend for 2 minutes on high speed.
  4. Strain liquid into container using cheese cloth (or nut bag). Twist and squeeze cheese cloth until you have extracted as much liquid as possible. Discard pulp or save for another use.
  5. OPTIONAL: To sweeten almond milk, transfer milk to rinsed blender and add sweetener of choice to taste. Pulse to combine.
  6. Transfer almond milk to glass container with lid and store in refrigerator. Almond milk will last 3-4 days in refrigerator.
  7. Gently shake container prior to serving.
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16 Comments

  1. 1

    This is lovely. I always like the idea of making my own, but I have yet to do it. Time to find a nut bag.

  2. 2

    I love this idea but always wonder how I figure out the fat and calories. What a great way to make something yourself and skip another processed food.

  3. 3

    I love all DIY projects and making this almond milk seems so simple Paula. So many uses for it too! Thank you.

  4. 4
    Denise /

    Leaving tomorrow for 2 1/2 months in Italy and was hoping to be able to get unsweetened almond milk. Will definitely do this.

  5. 5

    What a great idea! My husband was just asking how they make this, now we can do it at home!

  6. 6

    who knew making your almond milk was so easy… i must try this soon!

  7. 7

    Homemade almond milk is the best! I tried it once before and now don’t even like the prepackaged stuff. Such a great post!

  8. 8

    This is so awesome, Paula. I have to make some this week!!

  9. 9

    Can you believe that I’ve never made almond milk? I’m definitely going to give it a try now. Just a little embarrassed that I had no idea it was so easy … or maybe you’re just so good that you made it seem so. :)

  10. 10

    I’ve been wanting to try this! I’ve heard it tastes so much better than store bought and I love how easy it is! Yum!

  11. 11

    I love homemade almond milk — it’s head over heels better than any you can buy. I love your photo of the soaking almonds!

  12. 12

    Who knew it was so easy!?

  13. 13

    Aw Paula I saw this I think on Pinterest and was already so impressed! We can’t have tree nuts here but if we did I would be all over this!

  14. 14

    You know I’ve always loved you but this just cements it. Holy shnikeys woman, this is wicked cool.

  15. 15

    I buy almond milk a lot but had no idea that it was so easy to make at home!

  16. 16

    I’ve been curious about making my own almond milk, looks super simple!

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