If you haven’t yet tried the amazing creaminess of homemade almond milk, you are missing out on one of nature’s great treats. Use this almond milk recipe to create this delicious beverage in your own kitchen. It’s easy and fun!
Superior to Store-Bought Almond Milk
Until I first made it myself, I didn’t believe that nut milk could actually taste good. I had tried the store bought variety and it was watery and bland.
Homemade almond milk is truly creamy. Using the recipe below, you will get a result very close to 2% dairy milk. If you’ve been struggling with giving up dairy, this almond milk recipe will be a powerful ally.
It’s seriously a game-changer. You can drink it by itself, pour it over cereal and use it in your coffee or tea. Blended with just a ripe banana, it makes a delicious, creamy and frothy smoothie that will have you questioning if you put dairy milk in there.
Almond Milk’s Rich History
Almond milk has an important place in human history. Humans have been making it as far back as 200BC. Ancient doctors in Europe, India and China knew to use almond milk to help strengthen recovering patients.
Use of almond milk spread through most of the world’s cultures. It wasn’t until the Industrial Revolution that people forgot about making it.
Try Our Easy Almond Milk Recipe
Making almond milk is one of the easiest things you can do in the kitchen. And this almond milk recipe is simple and delicious.
Just soak your almonds over night, blend with water and filter out the almond solids. That’s it!
You can control the creaminess by varying your almond to water ratio. We recommend starting with the 1 cup almonds to 2 cup water ratio specified in this almond milk recipe. This will give you the 2% milk consistency and you can adjust from there.
Some almond milk recipes go as far as using 1 cup of almonds to 1 gallon of water. This will give you a result that is similar to store-bought almond milk. We prefer a thicker result, but it’s up to you.
Almond Milk Recipe
Makes about 2 cups
What You Need
- 1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
- 2 cups water, plus more for soaking
- Sweeteners like honey, maple syrup or agave
- Pinch of salt
- Small bowl for soaking the almonds
- Measuring cup
- A sturdy nut milk bag for filtering out the solids. (Our Nutiana Nut Milk Bag XL makes the process so much easier and less messy. But you can also use a cheesecloth in a pinch.)
- Pitcher or mason jar for catching the nut milk
- Soak the almonds in the small bowl with filtered water overnight. Place bowl of soaking almonds in the refrigerator for maximum freshness.
- After soaking is complete, drain and rinse the almonds under fresh water.
- Add almonds and 2 cups of water to blender and blend at highest speed for 2 minutes. The liquid should look smooth and milky.
- Place your nut milk bag in the pitcher or mason jar. Slowly pour the liquid from the blender into the nut milk bag.
- Gather and hold the top of the nut milk bag in one hand while you gently spin the bottom of the bag. This will tighten the bag around the milk and almond meal, causing it drain into your container.
- Continue twisting and squeezing until the milk stream stops.
- Taste the almond milk. Sweeten with honey, maple syrup, agave or your favorite sweetener. Adding a tiny pinch of salt adds some complexity to the flavor.
- Store unused almond milk in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Separation of almond cream is normal, just shake before pouring.
We hope you enjoy this almond milk recipe and use it to make many batches of almond milk for you and your family.
How do you like to make your almond milk? Do you have a favorite almond milk recipe? Please share in the comments below.