Learn How to Make Almond Milk from scratch. It is a silky-smooth, creamy and delicious vegan milk, made with just a few ingredients. This easy dairy-free milk is perfect for smoothies like Acai Bowl, coffee and granola. Ready in 10 minutes! Best of all you can control the sweetness and play with flavors.
Homemade Almond milk is much better than the store-bought almond milk. Once you make it at home, you will never buy it again. It is more affordable, tastes better and super easy to make!
Even the leftover pulp can be used to make almond cookies, crackers or even hummus.
How to Make Almond Milk
It is very easy to make almond milk at home. First, you need to soak raw almonds in COLD water overnight or for 2-3 days. I found that the longer I soak almonds the creamier and richer in taste my almond milk is. In case you crave dairy-free milk and don’t want to wait for 1 day, simply soak almonds in HOT water for 1-2 hours. Drain the soaked almonds.
Next, you will grind them together with fresh drinking water, dates, vanilla extract, salt and vanilla power sugar. For any flavored milk, add ½ cup of berries or fruit of your choice. For example, for strawberry milk, I will blend almonds, strawberries, dates, salt, vanilla together. You can easily adjust the sweetness by adding more or less dates. For chocolate milk, stir in 2 tbsp. of cocoa. I recommend to blend everything for at least 2-3 minutes to get the most of the almonds.
Next, pour the milk through cheesecloth or nut milk bag to strain out the pulp. The final result is silky and creamy milk. The leftover pulp can be stored in the fridge and used in baking or for hummus. It is very important to use cheesecloth or nut milk bag if your focus is silky, smooth milk. A fine mesh strainer won’t do it!
Health Benefits of Almond Milk
- Almond milk is dairy-free, it means it has no lactose and can prevent the symptoms of lactose intolerance.
- It is naturally vegan.
- Drinking almond milk helps in the development of strong bones and teeth.
- It is higher in calcium, vitamin D and A as regular cow’s milk.
How do I use it?
How Long can I Store it?
You can store it 4-5 days in the fridge. After making, always transfer to a fully clean (sterilized) jar. I usually wash it or rinse with boiling water.
Also soak raw almonds in the fridge especially in summer.
Use this Homemade Almond Milk in the following recipes:
- Acai Bowl
- Creamy Chicken Thighs
- Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chili Chicken Soup
- Baked Fish Fillets In Creamy Sauce
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