How To Make Your Own Almond Milk

By Sam Negrin

If you've always thought that making your own nut "mylk" at home was a ridiculous undertaking, we're about to prove you wrong. Not only does it take 15 minutes (after the almonds soak overnight), but it contains zero preservatives or processed gunk that, unfortunately, a lot of brands use right now. It tastes delicious, and it's fun to tweak the recipe until you make it your own. This is a super basic almond milk how-to that can be builded upon for flavor and add-ons, such as vanilla bean, lavender, maple syrup, etc. Here's how it's done:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of almonds, soaked in water overnight
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 5 cups fresh water

Instructions:

  1. Drain the almonds from the water it was soaking in and add almonds to a high-powered blender
  2. Add dates and cinnamon, followed by fresh water
  3. Blend on high until totally creamy. Strain through a nut milk bag until you're only left with the pulp (which you should save for baking later!!)
  4. Pour the almond milk into a carafe (in the video above, we poured the milk from the bowl, back into the blender, to help us pour into the carafe :)
  5. Refrigerate and use within 4 days!

Have you made your own nut mylk? We want to hear your favorite recipes, trials and tribulations!