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The Best Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Raw Almond Milk Recipe

Okay, I couldn’t do a post on Chocolate Chip COOKIES without one on MILK!  Don’t those go hand in hand!?  I think so.

Almond milk is so delicious and so good for you!  It has roughly only  30-40 calories per cup and is full of nutrients, such as calcium (bones, teeth), manganese (activating enzymes in the body), selenium (for immune, reproduction, and metabolism of the thyroid gland) potassium (helps maintain blood pressure) and vitamin E (protects cell membranes by destroying free radicals that can cause damage to them).

I do not strictly drink raw almond milk, however, it is a very special treat!  I love Trader Joes unsweetened almond Milk, and Silk.  Just like there is nothing like a homegrown tomato, there is nothing like a fresh batch of raw almond milk! recipe is so easy to make (can you tell I like easy recipes yet?).

I know you’ll agree, this is the best homemade almond milk.

The BEST Homemade Almond Milk


  • 1 c. Raw almonds
  • 2-4 Dates seeded
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3.5 c Filtered water
  • Pinch of Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan salt
  • A nut milk bag
Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
Soak almonds in water over night… at least 8 to 12 hours.


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
The water will be a little milky color when ready.


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
Rinse almonds


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
Add all of the ingredients into blender (except the milk bag!)


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
BLEND! You do not need a High power blender, such as the Vitamix. I had made almond milk with my old blender, a small cuisinart,  as well! I would just soak the almonds longer to make sure they are extra soft! Its worth a try!!


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
Place nut milk bag over a bowl and pour the milk mixture into the bag. Let it drain and squeeze out all of the liquid.


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
You will have left over almond pulp or almond flour. SAVE THIS!! You can add to pancakes, breads, muffins, etc (recipes coming!)


Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
Freshly made Almond Milk! Store in an air tight container. It will last four days in the refrigerator.



Here are some creative ways to add a little flavor to your milk.  Follow the recipe above and add these options to the blender before mixing…

Naturally Made Chocolate Almond Milk: Add 2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs or powderNaturally Made Cinnamon Almond Milk: Add a dash of nutmeg and 1 tsp of cinnamon.

Naturally Made Unsweetened Almond Milk: Omit the dates.

Naturally Made Chai Almond Milk: add 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon garam masala, and a dash of nutmeg.

I hope you enjoy with some of those homemade cookies! Salute!

12 thoughts on “The Best Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

  1. I love homemade almond milk! Did you use a vanilla pod or just extract? This is one of those things where I feel the real vanilla makes a huge difference! Plus, I love seeing the vanilla throughout the milk….ok, I’m thirsty now.


    1. Great questions!! I guess you technically can freeze the almond milk, but I wouldn’t. It might change the consistency a bit. Fresh almond milk is so good you will want to drink it up 😉

      For the almond flour… yes I store it in the refrigerator for up to a week because it is moist. If you plan on making milk, plan on making some of my yummy almond meal muffins to go with it!


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