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Glass jar of almond milk. Almonds and a cloth dishtowel are next to the jar.
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How to Make Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is so easy - just soak, blend and strain! In this post I’m breaking down how to make your own almond milk and sharing recipes for how to use it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Soak Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk
Servings: 4 cups


  • 1 cup raw almonds ideally organic
  • 4 cups filtered water + more for soaking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla optional
  • 2 pitted medjool dates optional
  • Pinch of sea salt


  • Soak almonds: Add almonds to a jar and cover with water. Let soak for 6-8 hours (or overnight). Drain, rinse and discard soaking water. 
    Jar of almonds soaking in water.
  • Blend: Add soaked almonds, 4 cups of fresh water, sea salt, vanilla and dates, if using into a high powered blender and process on high for 3 to 4 minutes or until finely puréed. The nuts should be broken down into a very fine meal and the liquid will be white/milky.
    Blender with blended almonds, dates and water.
  • Strain: Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag into a bowl, squeezing hard until only solids remain. 
    Straining blended almonds in a cheese cloth. Almond milk is strained out from the cloth into a glass measuring cup.
  • Store: Milk will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for about five days. Shake before using.
  • Almond pulp: Save almond pulp for another use or discard.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g