Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk has become so popular over the last few years, which is amazing! I used to drink a soy milk latte every morning, but drinking all that soy milk really concerned me. I have since kicked my coffee habit, and Ash has switched from dairy milk to almond milk in his morning mocha. He still drinks the highly sweetened store bought version, but I think its a step in the right direction.

Almond milk is definitely a ‘staple’ recipe. I make about 3 batches of almond milk a week. I use it in cooking, baking and smoothies. I love pairing it with cacao for a decadent smoothie – recipe coming soon! I’ll be sharing some recipes in the future for using up the left over almond milk pulp.

Where do you buy raw & organic almonds?

Raw, organic almonds are best for this recipe. Almonds sold in the US, they are pasturised (heat treated), sometimes with harmful chemicals. These almonds here are raw and organic!

Homemade Almond Milk
 
Author:
Ingredients:
Method:
  1. Soak almonds overnight.
  2. Add almonds & water to a blender, and blend on high until completely smooth (I use a Vitamix).
  3. Strain blended mixture with a nut milk bag (or cheesecloth) into a bowl or jar.
  4. Option 1: Strain by squeezing the mixture in the nut milk bag by hand until there is no more liquid left, just almond fibre.
  5. Option 2: Let your nut milk bag hang over a bowl somewhere in the kitchen for a few hours. Strain whats left by squeezing until theres no more liquid left, just fibre. I like this option because it takes less time and produces less foam.
Notes:
You can add the strained milk back to the blender and add flavouring like vanilla, medjool dates or maple syrup. I like to leave this until I'm actually using the milk, because I sometimes use it to make things like vegan cheese or in other savoury recipes.

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Enjoy! 🙂

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9 comments on “Homemade Almond Milk

  1. I tried making my own rice milk last year and made a mess in the kitchen and used more cheese cloths than I ever bargained for… but I must say that it was o so delicious. Almond milk must be worth it even more.

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  4. Here’s a question: (ignoring the additives that are in commercial almond milk) is making almond milk at home cost effective? I’m sure it tastes better, but will it break the bank?

    • Hi Emily, thats a very good question! Here are some calculations to help figure that out:

      So a 1kg (2.2lb) bag of good quality, organic almonds costs just under $20 here in Australia.
      And 1 cup of almonds = about 130g (0.29 lb)
      So in a 1kg (2.2 lb) bag you will get about 7 cups of almonds.
      That makes it about $2.80 per cup of almonds.
      This recipe makes 4 cups, the exact amount you find in a 1 litre (34 fl oz) carton.
      Here, a carton of organic almond milk costs anywhere from $3-10.

      So it really depends on how much your almonds cost, and how much a carton of almond milk costs where you are.

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  5. Nice recipe! How did you get your milk so white? I tried making it but it came out very off-white; I used a very thick tea towel to strain my milk. I love dairy milk and the idea of drinking this off-white milk is unappealing to me 🙁

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