Make Almond Milk With This Recipe

I love my homemade almond milk and it is healthier than what you can buy in the store.  You can easily learn how to make almond milk at home and use all natural healthy ingredients, no sugar, and only Organic Unpasteurized Almonds.

Learn why the almonds need to be Raw Almonds

Best to use these clean almonds that have been grown organically and are not pasteurized to make almond milk.

Soaked & Not Soaked Almonds

To make almond milk you need to soak them first. Here is a recipe on Sprouting Nuts and Seeds How to Recipe.

Almond Milk Ingredients

This recipe contains 4 ingredients and one of them is optional which is the vanilla.

Water

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APEC Water System, 5-Stage Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filter System.

Almonds

They are certainly a superfood that is very tasty and so beneficial for our health. They are a great crunchy nut to add to the meal and they are packed with protein; almonds are 13 percent protein. Almond is the ONLY nut that is alkaline-forming. All the rest are acid-forming.

Also, they are an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and copper. Learn about the 9 Health Benefits of Almonds.

Learn why the almonds need to be Raw Almonds 

Best to use these clean almonds that have been grown organically and are not pasteurized to make almond milk.

Stevia

As I don’t use sugar for my baking I often use stevia which is the healthy option.  The stevia plant is incredibly sweet and also incredibly good for you. The leaf is 30 times sweeter than sugar while extracts are 300-400 times sweeter.

The best stevia will, therefore, be the one that retains some whole food value and is water-based.  Liquid forms will be less processed.  Go here to learn How to Get the Best Stevia Without the Bitterness.

Vanilla is another ingredient and is optional.

Almond milk is a popular vegetarian and vegan beverage consumed around the world and if you’re reading this recipe, you likely already know that.

You’re familiar with the benefits and you enjoy the taste. Maybe you are using it as a replacement for dairy.

Either way, the almond milk recipe below is easy, affordable, and way better for the environment.

almond milk
Organic Almond Milk

Why Would You Want to Make Almond Milk Yourself?

Find your nearest container of almond milk that you have purchased and have a look at the label. Stop reading as soon as you cannot pronounce something and then just count the rest of the ingredients.

Learn more about Why Packaged Almond Milk is Not Good.

When you make almond milk at home, you know exactly what you’re putting in your mouth

DidUKnow: Almond milk is an ingredient common in Medieval European recipes, particularly in Lent dishes (milk, eggs, and meat broth all being forbidden in Lent).

Time to make almond milk yourself.

Almond Milk

I love my homemade almond milk and it is healthier than what you can buy.  You can easily learn how to make almond milk at home and use all natural healthy ingredients, no sugar, and only Organic Unpasteurized Almonds. To make almond milk you need to soak them first. Here is a recipe on Sprouting Nuts and Seeds How to Recipe.
Course Drinks
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword almond milk, almonds, Gluten-free, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 cups water
  • Few drops liquid stevia
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  • Soak the almonds overnight (12 hours), pour off the water & follow the recipe.
  •  Put the almonds in a food processor, run it briefly.
  • Add a little water, run it longer.
  • Continue adding water and running the processor until you have a milky liquid.
  • Add stevia to taste.  
  • Also, you can add vanilla if desired.
  • Now enjoy your own almond milk recipe.

Notes

I use only healthy Ingredients: Almonds, Water, Stevia
You can make thicker almond milk with more almonds relative to the amount of water.
I don’t mind the bits of almond skin, but you can strain it if desired especially if you are planning on drinking it.

Almond Milk Sweeteners

There are a number of ways to sweeten this or any kind of nut milk.
Each sweetener adds a different health benefit or even setting the mood so to speak.
Learn why the almonds need to be Raw Almonds 
Best to use these clean almonds that have been grown organically and are not pasteurized.
To discover the benefits of almonds:  9 Health Benefits of Almonds
Almond is the ONLY nut that is alkaline-forming. All the rest are acid-forming.
That is why we teach how to use it properly in the Alkalize Your Body BootCamp and our 2-5-30  Healthy Diet and Detox.

Healthy Sweeteners

There are a number of ways to sweeten this or any kind of nut milk.

Each sweetener adding a different health benefit or even setting the mood so to speak.

Yummy maple syrup is a thick gooey syrup poured lavishly on pancakes.  Even though it is a superfood, it is sugar and that means it is not good to eat too much of it.  I was happily surprised that it has some interesting health benefits. It is full of antioxidants which help fight inflammatory diseases protecting your health from diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, and type 2 diabetes. Maple syrup aids digestion and is great for the gut.

When we think of cinnamon we usually imagine delicious pastries or a hot drink but cinnamon is also full of health benefits.  These benefits are backed by valid scientific research. It is helpful from lowering “bad” HDL cholesterol levels to lowering blood sugar levels.

Honey is so good for you that we have included it in our list of superfoods that should be in your kitchen right now. Honey helps prevents cancer and heart disease reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders as well as reducing cough and throat irritation. It is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and increases athletic performance.  Honey is a probiotic and helps to heal wounds and burns while strengthening the immune system.

That is why we teach how to use it properly in the Alkalize Your Body BootCamp and our 2-5-30  Healthy Diet and Detox.

Conclusion

This almond milk recipe is like riding a bike. Once you know how to make almond milk and have gone through the process, you’ll never forget the process. And it’s literally the same for any nut milk.

More Vegan Milk Recipes for You

Hemp Heart Milk
Enjoy some Hemp Heart Milk today

Hemp Heart Milk  – This hemp heart milk is made with hemp hearts which are the hemp seeds hulled. I was very surprised at how quickly it was made and how creamy it was!

Try making some Delicious Creamy Brazil Nut Milk. – Brazil nuts make a very healthy Brazil nut milk; they are high in selenium, thiamin (Vitamin B1, phosphorus, and magnesium. This is very easy and simple nut milk to make.

Tasty Pudding Recipes Using Vegan Milk

Chia Pudding
Wild Blueberry Chia Pudding

 Chia Pudding with Wild Blueberries is Vegan Keto and Yummy – This is a super easy creamy vegan chia pudding with wild blueberries. It is paleo and keto-friendly too. The use of chia seeds makes if very filling and nutritious.
You can use frozen blueberries. Talk about a fast way to prepare pudding; it took me only 5 minutes to prepare.

 Deluxe Quinoa Pudding (vegan & gluten-free) –This is an extra special quinoa pudding made from my favorite grain that as we now know is really a seed. You can simply cook it on top of the stove in a pot till it is the consistency you like,  but baking it makes it extra yummy!

 Delicious Vegan Banana Pudding – This vegan banana pudding is a very healthy dessert and it is so yummy. Like all the recipes on this site, it has no added refined sugar. It is a very quick, easy to make recipe too, putting dessert easily on the menu for dinner tonight.

Easy to Make Yummy  Millet Pecan Pudding (Vegan and Sugar-free) – Once you have cooked the millet, this Millet Pecan Pudding is very simple to make. It is for sure tasty and so healthy without sugar so you can have it for breakfast. And it has no milk or eggs which makes it a great vegan dessert. Also, what I like is that there is no sugar added. The raisins add some sweetness and then the healthy stevia does the rest making it sweet and yummy.

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26 thoughts on “Make Almond Milk With This Recipe”

  1. Pierrette & I have no other milk than nut milks.
    Thanks for the post Diana.
    We start with a fruit smoothie every-morning 7/7. We add at least bananas and two other fruit. A tablespoon per person of ground flax seeds for fresh omega’s and voila.
    Pierre Trudel
    Ontario Canada

  2. Bernadette Washington

    Wow!!! Thanks for the almond milk recipe, I’m so excited to try for myself. I did’nt know it was that easy to make either. I am also more excited about the Real Food information and website after looking at some of the recipes and seeing that there are some sunrider recipes I can use with my sunrider foods that I order several times a month! This is so exciting! Thank you all.

  3. Great recipe. The first time I added quite a lot of water….and found it a bit difficult to digest..On the second try, I found the taste a bit bland. Your feedback on twitter really helped, and by the 3rd try the texture was like marshmallow, and it tasted sublime..better than cereal by a long shot. So..it was just almonds, and a little bit of water (I generally don’t use sweetener) but am keen to find out how to make an almond smoothie.. @shelleyelk

    1. Happy it worked out for you Shelley. There are so many ways to follow a recipe but always we should make it the way that pleases us the most.
      What I do is just put the soaked almonds in with my green smoothie; see my video on it: https://www.realfoodforlife.com/greensmoothie

  4. I started making almond milk a couple of years ago. The method I learned uses a few dates instead of the stevia. It works wonderfully. I too add a splash of vanilla. Then I did learn for myself that there is no hard and fast rule about how much water to use. You simply experiment til you find the flavour and consistency you like. For me, approximately a cup of almonds will give me approximately a quart/litre of milk.
    Thank you Diana. I’m truly enjoying and learning from your website.

  5. Thanks so much Diana! I need to try this at last!!! Please tell me .. why do we pour the soaking liquid away?

  6. Sorry Carolyn I missed your question.

    When you soak the almonds you will see that the water is brown. What happens is the tannins from the skins are released into the water and dust and other residues are released. This also makes them tastier, they are sweeter. Always dsicard the water the nuts and seeds are soaked in; do not use the water in a recipe.

  7. Hii. I’m wondering if date sugar could be used in place of stevia. I don’t care for the taste of Stevia nd have heard some negative things about its usage. I’ve been using date sugar in place of other sweetners as I’ve heard it is the healthiest, and wonder if it would taste good in home made almont milk. The almond milk bought at stores seems like it has alot of unhealthy things added to it. And is always too sweet.

  8. Hi Suzie, is the stevia you have tasted a powder? The liquid one that is not so highly processed does not have that bitter after taste; see the link I put in above.
    Yes you can use date sugar or even honey. Just add the amount to taste. Let me know how it goes and how much you put in.

  9. Almond milk with carrageenan as an added ingredient is a concern. It is hard to find commercial brands without it.

  10. thank you soooo much for this recipe — i love almond milk but there is just NO WAY that i can drink all of that califia bottle before it goes bad – -so i end up throwing half a bottle away. now i’ll be able to make just what I need. you’re the best diana.

  11. Hi Diane, thank you for a really informative letter as regards almonds – I must make inquiries here in South Africa, to find out what is done with our almonds. I will let you know when I find out!
    One thing please, once I have made almond milk, can I freeze it for future usage in a recipe?
    Thanks Joy

  12. As mentioned by Meija, a few dates is a great alternative to Stevia. I also add a small piece of a vanilla pod, but be careful not to overdo it. I also bought a nut milk bag which can be used over and over again to filter the crushed almond solids. And the remaining solids can be used in baking recipes, cereal and the like.

  13. I used to make my own almond milk and use the pulp for baking. However, the water crises in California and the amount of water that almonds demand (1 gallon per almond!) I have since switched to flax milk. I love Almond milk but even a cursory review of its manufacturing form a sustainability perspective pretty much blows it all to h__ll.

  14. I use about 6 cups water er 1 cup almonds to stretch the almonds out as they can be expensive, i buy organic or insectiside free which i think is really important, you never mentioned this.
    I take off all the skins this makes it less bitter, by pouring hot water after the soak and rubbing them off, bit of time but i find it meditative. I flavour with Nirvana vanilla liquid stevia. Making it more watery and without the skins makes it easier for me to digest too.
    I also make cookies out of the left over pulp there are many recipes on the internet.

  15. I am allergic to Stevia and would like to substitute a few drops of honey instead. Will that work? Stevia makes me VERY sick.

  16. I make fresh almond milk for my hubby for his shakes. Super easy. I buy real raw almonds online, rinse them, soak overnight, and blend with water in my ninja blender. He does his own sweetening with stevia. I use a nut bag to strain out the meal, but I do save some of that and freeze it. I want to experiment using the almond meal in banana bread recipes.

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