Whether you are vegan, paleo or a flavour-seeking foodie, homemade almond milk is something you should try. Fresh almond milk is frothy, creamy and delicious. It’s also VERY EASY to make!
Here’s why I regularly make almond milk at home:
- Homemade almond milk is perfect for making almond milk yogurt. Store-bought nut milks typically contain too many preservatives to culture properly, so homemade nut milk is key.
- Fresh almond milk is a treat. My kids love the thick almondy foam.
- It adds a delicious almond flavour to hot chocolate, rooibos tea, chia tea or coffee.
- The ground almonds are the perfect addition to homemade soaked granola and other baked goods.
- Almond milk is a satisfying dairy-free alternative.
Here’s what the almond look like after 24 hours of soaking. This liquid is drained away and fresh water is used for almond milk.
Easy Homemade Almond Milk
Homemade almond milk is an easy and satisfying dairy-free alternative. Unlike store-bought almond milk, fresh almond milk is creamy, frothy and delicious.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 2 to 4 cups 1x
- Category: Beverage
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 1 cup of almonds
- 2 cups water to soak
- 2–4 cups of water for grinding (see notes)
- Cover the almonds with 2 cups of water and leave to soak for a minimum of 12 hours, but up to 48 hours is fine.
- Drain the soaking liquid.
- Put the almonds in a blender and pour in 2 to 4 cups of water (chlorine free is best for making yogurt).
- Grind until the almonds are a coarse meal.
- Pour the ground almonds and water through a nut bag or several layers of cheesecloth to strain out the almonds.
- Squeeze any remaining “milk” from the ground almonds.
- Store the milk in the fridge and use within 3 days. (See notes for longer storage options.) The ground almonds will last for 1 week in the fridge.
- I like really flavourful almond milk, so I only use 2 cups of water for 1 cup of almonds. However, you can dilute almond milk with up to 4 cups of water for 1 cup of almonds. I think it probably depends on how much ground almonds you use. I eat homemade almond meal granola for breakfast nearly every day, so I don’t mind having extra almond meal in the house.
- Almond milk doesn’t last very long in the fridge. You can freeze almond milk for baking, but it won’t be very nice for drinking. The best way to preserve almond milk, is to make almond milk yogurt. The probiotic culture will preserve the almond milk for a few weeks.
- Nut bags are the easiest way to make almond milk, but a strainer lined with several layers of cheesecloth will also work (affiliate links.)
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