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How to Make Almond Milk

Learn how to make almond milk with just 2 ingredients for unsweetened or add a few more for chocolate almond milk or strawberry almond milk! Better than store bought. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free drinks, holiday drinks
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author LarishaBernard

Equipment

Ingredients

For Unsweetened, Unflavored

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 tsp salt, optional
  • 4 or 5 cups water (4 for thicker, 5 for thinner) + more for soaking

For Sweetened

For Vanilla Flavored

For Strawberry Flavored

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

For Chocolate Flavored

Instructions

  • Soak the almonds overnight in cold water with salt (optional). 
    To go faster, boil a pot of water and pour over almonds, cover and wait 2 hours.
  • Drain and rinse soaked almonds thoroughly. Discard any water.
  • Add the soaked almonds and 4-5 cups new water to a high speed blender and blend until no large chucks remain.
    *Four cups for thicker milk, 5 cups for thinner.
  • If adding vanilla or can sugar/maple syrup, then do so at this post and just blend to combine. 
  • Once that is ready, pour the mixture through a nut milk bag or even a very fine mesh strainer (we prefer the first option). 
  • Squeeze until all the milk comes out. 
  • Once all the milk is squeezed out refrigerate and use within 3-5 days.
  • If making strawberry or chocolate you can add and blend the entire amount or just add to a cup at a time.

For strawberry almond milk

  • Make almond milk exactly as directed above. 
  • Add your strawberries, sugar, and water to a saucepan and let cook on medium heat until the strawberries break down, pushing down as needed, until reduced by half, about 7-10 minutes.
  • Strain it through a sieve. 
  • Mix into your almond milk as desired.
  • Use the leftover pulp inside muffins or on top of pancakes.

For Chocolate Almond Milk

  • Make almond milk exactly as directed above. 
  • Add chocolate powder, sugar, vanilla and water to a saucepan and let cook for about 3 minutes.  Then add in the powdered sugar.
  • Whisk well and let reduce for 7-10 minutes.
  • Mix into your almond milk as desired.

Making Almond Flour From Almond Pulp

  • With the leftover pulp after squeezing milk, crumble it onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Bake it for 2 hours, flipping, at every 30 minutes for the first 90 minutes.  Then, every 10 minutes for the last 30 minutes. Until completely dried.
  • Add it to a food processor or high speed blender. Grind until small, flour granules have been formed.
  • Use right away or store in an air tight container for up to 3 months.

Video

Notes

*See video for more details.
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates.