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How Do You Make Almond Milk? Easy Homemade Recipe

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Interested in making your own almond milk? It’s actually quite easy! Whether you want to cut back on waste, experiment with flavors, or just try something new, we’ll show you how to make almond milk using a simple recipe.

Almond milk is by far the most popular alternative to conventional dairy milk, and there are so many different brands available in stores. But for anyone trying to cut down on plastic packaging, making it yourself is a great way to reduce waste. How do you make almond milk? Here’s what to do.

How to Make Almond Milk: Step by Step

You'll need to soak the almonds in water overnight to make them easy to blend.
You’ll need to soak the almonds in water overnight to make them easy to blend. (Foto: CC0 / Unsplash / Dhanya Purohit)

Making almond milk yourself is incredibly simple and only requires 3 ingredients, though there is plenty of room for customization. Here’s how to do it.

Necessary Ingredients

  • 1 cup of almonds (soaked in water overnight)
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • pinch of sea salt

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup to sweeten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract for flavor
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder for chocolate almond milk


  1. Add your soaked almonds, water and pinch of salt to a powerful blender, along with any optional ingredients. Blend at a high speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy (about 2 minutes).
  2. Strain the mixture through a nut milk bag, or thin tea towel into a mixing bowl. Squeeze until all liquid has been extracted.
  3. Pour your almond milk into a sterilized jar or glass bottle, and place it into the fridge.

Tip: It will last between 4-5 days in the fridge. Just remember to shake well before using because it tends to separate when it sits!

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Using Almond Milk

Don't forget to sterilize your glass containers before storing.
Don’t forget to sterilize your glass containers before storing. (Foto: CC0 / Unsplash / Nikolai Chernichenko)

The best part about almond milk is that it can be used the same way as conventional dairy milk. You can use it to make smoothies, hot beverages like coffee or tea, for baking, for cereal, or you can just drink it straight. If you’re looking for inspiration for interesting ways to use almond milk, check out the following recipes:

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