Make Your Own Almond Milk

Smooth, creamy and an ingredient list you can count on one hand: nut milk is a cinch to make. We show you the basic method for almond milk.

How to make homemade almond milk
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A staple in any health-minded household, almond milk adds nutty flavor to smoothies, velvety texture to sauces and substitutes wonderfully for regular milk in puddings and porridges. It’s a great option for those who avoid dairy because of personal choice or lactose intolerance, but it’s also a smart way to sneak additional nutrients into your family’s diet.

While there are some good store-bought options out there, many packaged almond milks contain preservatives, gums and emulsifiers – all of which make this “health food’ less than healthy. So why not make your own?

Making your own almond milk may sound complicated, but it’s surprisingly simple – you just need a few basic ingredients, a nut bag and a blender. Once you get the basic method, you can get creative and mix it up using other nuts, coconut, oats and seeds. You’ll love having a bottle of this all-natural, almond goodness on hand.

Get started with our Basic Almond Milk Recipe! 

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Step 1 :

To a blender, add presoaked almonds to 3 to 4 cups water.

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Step 2:

Blend on high until smooth.

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Step 3:

Set up mesh nut bag over a bowl or wide pitcher. Pour blended mixture into bag.

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Step 4:

Hold the bag closed with one hand, and using your other hand, gently squeeze bag to get milk out.