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Homemade almond milk in glass containers.
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How to Make Almond Milk

Almond milk is easily made from almonds and water. You can then add a sweetener, pinch of salt and vanilla extract if you'd like. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
Prep Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, almond milk recipe, homemade almond milk, how to make almond milk
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107.1kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 cups raw almonds soaked overnight
  • 4 cups cold filtered water plus more for soaking


  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup honey or 1-2 soaked dates
  • pinch of sea salt


  • After the almonds have soaked overnight, drain and rinse them. Then, place the almonds in your high-powered blender along with four cups of fresh, cold water and any optional add-ins.
    Almonds in a blender with water and other ingredients.
  • Blend on high for 2 minutes, or until creamy.
  • Strain the almond milk through a nut-milk bag or a few layers of cheesecloth into a bowl or large measuring cup.
    Straining almond milk through a nut milk bag into a bowl.
  • Pour the almond milk into an airtight storage container and place in the fridge for up to 3 days.



  • These are my favorite glass jars for storing homemade nut milks and this is my favorite nut-milk bag. I also recommend this brand of raw, organic almonds.
  • When I'm straining the almond milk, I prefer to strain it into a large measuring bowl as it's easier to pour into a storage container without spilling.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 107.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3.9g | Fat: 9.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 0.8g