Easy Homemade Almond Milk
Homemade almond milk is such a treat. When you’re craving the creamiest, silkiest dairy-free milk to enjoy with a baked good or as a base for smoothies, it takes just a few minutes to DIY almond milk.
Store-bought options sometimes include fillers and lots of extra sugar. This 3-ingredient milk offers a pure, delicious alternative that takes just a few minutes to complete. As with so many homemade items, DIY almond milk tastes much better than store-bought, and it’s hard to go back once you’ve tasted this fresh, additive-free milk.
How to Make Almond Milk
It’s so simple! Start by soaking your almonds in water and a bit of salt overnight. Come morning, give them a cold-water rinse and throw them in the blender with 4 cups of water for 2-3 minutes. Using a cheesecloth and strainer, pour the mixture through into a large measuring bowl and use a wooden spoon to press any remaining milk from the pulp.
Enjoy your fresh almond milk with pancakes, a muffin or stirred into your coffee. You can completely customize this, and I also love to separate out one cup, add a splash of vanilla and a squeeze of date syrup for a decadent coffee creamer! We also use this homemade almond milk in our kitchen for baking, and it works very well.
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DIY Almond Milk
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 cups 1x
Smooth, creamy homemade almond milk
- 2 cups raw almonds (soaked in water)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 4 cups filtered water
- Place almonds in a 32 ounce mason jar and cover with water. Add salt. Soak overnight in fridge.
- Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Place almonds in high speed blender with 4 cups water.
- Blend on high for two to three minutes.
- Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place over large measuring bowl.
- Use a wooden spoon to press almond liquid through cheesecloth.
- Gather the cheesecloth into a ball and squeeze any remaining liquid into measuring bowl.
- Transfer milk into a airtight container (like a mason jar) and store in fridge for up to three days.
Can be stored in the fridge up to 3 days.
- Prep Time: 10
- Category: Nut Milk Recipes
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 550
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 306mg
- Fat: 47.5g
- Saturated Fat: 3.6g
- Carbohydrates: 20.4g
- Fiber: 11.9g
- Protein: 20.1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg