Learn How To Make Homemade Almond Milk and you will save yourself SO much money. It’s much healthier than a lot of shop bought options, as it doesn’t have any chemicals or unnecessary ingredients, and it’s super simple to make. All you need is almonds and water and then blend it all up. You can even make different flavours too!
Homemade Almond Milk
We get through so much almond milk. We use it to make creamy porridge, in a smoothie and for our morning coffee. Not only is making it ourselves saving us money, but it is reducing the amount of packaging we are having to recycle. It really couldn’t be easier to make this dairy-free, vegan nut milk.
Why should you try it?
✔ Saves money
✔ Less packaging
✔ Easy to make
✔ Can only make what you need
✔ Flavoured milk
What Almonds Do You Use?
You want to avoid roasted and salted almonds and go with raw, skin on almonds. If you want a little salt added to your milk (we don’t, as we don’t think it needs it), then you can add it at the end.
Do You Need To Soak Almonds First?
Yes, and this is a really important step as it will make such a difference. I would recommend soaking them overnight for about 8 hours, but if you don’t have that amount of time then go with 4 hours minimum.
The longer you soak them for, the creamier the milk it goes to be. So, if you can soak them for 2 days, then even better!
How To Sweeten Almond Milk
You don’t have to sweeten it, but we find that a little sweetness is really nice. But it’s still less sweet than store bought versions. We sweeten ours with a little bit of maple syrup, but you could use honey or any liquid sweetener, or even blend up some dates with the almonds.
What Other Nuts Can You Use?
Almond milk is a good one to start out with, but you can really use any nuts. Cashew nuts make a super creamy milk, which some people prefer, and you don’t need to strain it like this almond milk.
Some people are more sensitive to cashews and also they tend to be more expensive than almonds, so we often just make almond milk and then buy cashew milk if we want it.
Flavoured Almond Milk
The great thing about homemade almond milk is that you can add any flavours you want. The recipe here is just basic almond milk, but when you put the almond and water in the blender, you can add lots of other flavours to.
For example, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon or nutmeg.
How To Store Almond Milk
Homemade almond milk will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for around 3-4 days, but we usually make enough to last around 2 days. It’s so quick and easy to make, it’s best just to make what you need.
What To Do With The Leftover Almond Pulp?
We don’t like waste, but once you have strained the almond milk there will be some pulp leftover. That doesn’t mean it has to be thrown though.
You can use the leftover almond pulp to make little energy bites. Simply blend it with dates and some of your other favourite ingredients like cocoa, coconut and some orange essence and you have yourself some no-waste chocolate orange energy bites.
You could also just add it to your morning oats or smoothie if you wanted something easier.
- Instead of almonds, you could use cashews to make an even creamier milk.
- If you like your milk a little bit sweet, you can use maple syrup, honey or agave to sweeten it, or even blend in some dates.
- Why not try a flavoured almond milk? We like vanilla, cocoa or cinnamon.
- This milk will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days, however it is best up to 2 days, so just make as much as you need.
How To Make Homemade Almond Milk – step by step:
One: Place the almonds in a large bowl and then cover with water. Leave them to soak overnight (they will absorb some of the water) and then drain and fully rinse them.
Two: Put the soaked almonds in a high powered blender, along with the water for blending, the sweetener you are using and any other flavours.
Three: Blend of high for around 3 minutes until it is smooth and creamy.
Four: Using a nut-milk bag, cheesecloth or fine mesh sieve, pour the almond milk in to a bowl. Then transfer that in to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge.
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DON’T FORGET TO RATE THE RECIPE ↓
- 200 g almonds
- water for soaking; enough to cover all the almonds
- 1000 ml cold water for blending
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Put the almonds and soaking water in a bowl and leave to soak for 8-10 hours.
- Drain the almonds and put them in a blender with the other water and the dates and blend for 2 minutes.
- Pour through a cheesecloth and put into a jug.