How to Make Homemade Almond Milk (Photos & Video)

Making your own almond milk is super easy and only requires two ingredients.  You read that right.  Two ingredients.  Homemade almond milk tastes better, is better for you, and is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t made this already.

If you have been wondering how to make homemade almond milk now is the time to give it a go!

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

Why Do I Make My Own Almond Milk?

I really enjoy making homemade items to fill our fridge and pantry.  Making homemade almond milk makes me happy because I know exactly what my family is consuming.  It is also great that my kids play a part in making their own food – they all know how to make milk….life lesson!

Homemade almond milk tastes SO much better than store-bought almond milk.  I am not a milk drinker, neither are my kids.  We use almond milk mostly when making something else but this homemade almond milk, I think I could sit down and drink a glass.  If you enjoy store-bought almond milk you should really try homemade, I think you will be beyond thrilled with the taste.

While store-bought almond milk doesn’t contain harmful antibiotics or growth hormones that cow’s milk contains, it turns out it doesn’t really contain that many almonds.  After many studies it seems that there is a two percent ration recipe in the almond milk industry that is standard across the board.  Yep, only 2 percent of the milk is almonds.

Making your own almond milk eliminates unwanted and unnecessary ingredients.  You don’t need carrageenan, locust bean gum, gellan gum, and sunflower lecithin.  None of these ingredients are necessary when making homemade almond milk.

We have been using almond milk for years and I certainly wish I had started making my own earlier!

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How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

Making homemade almond milk only requires two ingredients:  almonds and water.  I use raw organic almonds and filtered water.

A high power blender is a great tool for creating creamy almond milk.  I use a Vitamix.  I use this blender nearly every single day – it’s awesome!

Continue reading for step by step instructions (plus a video!) or skip to the bottom for a printable recipe.

First, measure one cup of raw, I use organic, almonds and place in a dish.

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

Cover the almonds with filtered water and soak in the refrigerator overnight.  The next day the water will look cloudy.  Drain and rinse the almonds in filtered water.

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Place the 1 cup of soaked nuts with 3 cups of filtered water in a high-powered blender.

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Secure the lid and begin the machine at low-speed gradually increasing the speed to high and blend for 45 – 60 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

You can stop now and drink it as is or you can filter the almond pulp out resulting in pulp-free almond milk.  Use your muscles and squeeze the milk out of the nut bag.  I use this bag, it is reusable and works great.

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

You are left with smooth, creamy, and delicious homemade almond milk.  Store in the refrigerator and shake well before using.

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

Wait!  Don’t throw your almond pulp in the compost bin!  This stuff is great to use.  I make crackers, cookies, and even almond meal with it.  Stay tuned and I will be posting recipes!

Almond Pulp

Video – How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

This is a quick video of how easy it is to make your own almond milk…

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Printable Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

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How to Make Homemade Almond Milk
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Serves: 3½ cups
 
Making homemade almond milk is easy and delicious. Best yet, only TWO ingredients!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw (organic) almonds, soaked overnight in filtered water to cover
  • 3 cups of filtered water
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse soaked almonds with filtered water.
  2. Place almonds and water in a high speed blender.
  3. Start machine on low and gradually increase speed to high.
  4. Blend for about a minute or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. You can drink the milk now or filter it using a nut bag.

 

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  1. I just made horchata (rice milk–almond won’t work while I’m eating local this year) and the process is the same except I left my rice mixture sitting overnight in the refrigerator before straining. We loved it! And great idea to use the pulp. I used to bake a lot with almond meal and I am guessing the rice pulp must be good for something too. I’ll actually be posting that tonight 🙂

    • Oh, I will have to give rice milk a try for sure. I am so inspired that you are eating local this year, maybe one year I will do that – lots of oranges 😉 . I cannot wait to see what you do with the pulp!