How to Make Almond Milk

almond milk

Making almond milk at home is a useful thing to be able to do, because it works out a lot cheaper than shop bought almond milk.  

Needless to say that it is also much healthier, because there are no additives in it and it contains more almonds. Can you imagine that the supermarket almond milk variety only contains 2 % almonds – whereas you can make almond milk with no less than 30% almonds! I let you do the maths ;-)

And almond milk is so versatile: You can use it to make delicious smoothies, you can add it to cereal and puddings, for cake making and virtually everywhere else you’d normally use dairy milk for.

Blend 1 cup of soaked almonds with 3 cups of water:


How to Make Almond Milk
Cook time:  2 mins
Total time:  2 mins
Serves: 4
  • 100-200g almonds (1/2 to 1 cup) preferably organic
  • 1 liter water
  1. Soak the almonds in water over night.
  2. Drain and discard the water and fill the almonds into your blender. Add enough fresh water to fill half the blender jug with. Then pulse for about two minutes until the almonds are fully disintegrated. Careful not to overfill the jug with water as the milk foams like mad and the almond milk might spill over the jug.
  3. Line the inside of a big jug with a cheesecloth and pour the almond milk into the jug through the cheesecloth. That way all the skin of the almonds will remain in the cheesecloth and you are left with the clear almond milk. Squeeze the cheesecloth with the almond pulp in it to get all the almond milk out.
  4. Fill the almond milk in a clean bottle or jug, cover it and store it in the fridge. Keeps for a few days.

 almond milk

You can use the almond pulp to make muffins or pizza bases and to add to puddings, smoothies or oatmeal. It’s super versatile.

 almond pulp

Almond milk is also a great addition to some drinks. I like mine in Yannoh for instance, which is a grain based coffee alternative. And I use it in most smoothies, either chilled or as ice cubes (which gives a thicker consistency).

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Heather @Gluten-Free Cat September 16, 2013 at 19:42

So good and so easy, right? And now I have extra incentive. Carrying a half gallon of almond milk home from the store (1/2 mile walk). :)

I add a drip of vanilla, two dates, and a pinch of sea salt to my blender. The dates are probably not candida happy tho.

Thanks for linking up to Raw Foods Thursdays!


Sandra September 17, 2013 at 13:46

Vanilla and dates, mmh that sounds nice. Must try that. Thanks Heather!


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