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Homemade Almond Milk

Have you wondered how to make almond milk in the comfort of your own home? Homemade almond milk is one of the easiest things to make. It's simple and tasty.
Prep Time12 hrs 10 mins
Total Time12 hrs 10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, dairy free
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 35kcal


  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup Almonds


Soak overnight

  • Soak the almonds in water (just enough to cover them) in a bowl overnight, or 12 hours. Don't have 12 hours? Read the notes at the bottom of the recipe card.

Make the milk

  • Add the cup of almonds and four cups of water to a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour the contents of the blender into the nut milk bag (over a bowl of course) and strain and squeeze every last drop out. Transfer to an airtight bottle.


Don't have time to wait 12 hours?
You can soak the almonds in hot water for an hour. It won't provide the same results as soaking overnight, but it will still work.

Optional add ins and flavor enhancers

You can fancy up your almond milk by mixing in other nuts, like cashews and hazelnuts, and sweetening or flavoring by adding the options below:
Natural sweeteners to try
  • Dates
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
Flavors for homemade nut milk
  • Orange juice and zest
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger powder
  • Vanilla beans/powder/extract
  • Sea salt


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 325mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 300mg