How To Make the Creamiest Almond Milk.

Learn how to make the creamiest almond milk that is so delicious and fresh, you’ll never want to buy store-bought nut milk again. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic equipment, you can make your own creamy and delicious almond milk at home.

Whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or just looking for a lighter milk option to add to your diet, almond milk is a great healthy staple to keep in the fridge.

Why make homemade almond milk?

There are so many reasons why you should consider making your own almond milk at home.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • FRESH – Homemade almond milk tastes much better than store-bought varieties.
  • HEALTHY – Complete control over the ingredients and can ensure that it’s free from any unwanted additives, as most store-bought almond milk contains added sugars, gums, and preservatives that can be harmful.
  • INEXPENSIVE – It’s more cost-effective than buying it from the store. While almonds can be expensive, you can make a large batch of almond milk at home for a fraction of the cost of buying it from the store.

I like to buy a big bag of organic almonds in bulk to make the cost even lower.

Plus, you can even use the leftover almond pulp to make almond flour or other recipes, so there’s no waste.

bowl full of sprouted almonds that will make the creamiest almond milk with a wooden spoon in the bowl

Nutritional benefits of almond milk

Almond milk is a popular dairy milk alternative, and for a good reason.

It’s high in healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.

Almond milk is also a good source of calcium, vitamin E, and other important nutrients.

Calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, while vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage.

Almond milk also contains magnesium, potassium, and iron, which are important for overall health and well-being.

It’s also less inflammatory than conventional milk.

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The ingredients

Making almond milk at home is a simple process that requires just a few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of raw almonds (organic if possible)
  • 4 cups of filtered water (I use water from my Berkey)
  • A pinch of sea salt (Celtic is preferable as its easily absorbed into the body)
  • Optional: sweetener of your choice (such as raw honey, maple syrup, or 1-2 Medjool dates)

Note: Make sure you use raw almonds, as roasted almonds won’t blend as smoothly and may affect the taste of your almond milk.

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bowl of raw almonds next to a measuring cup

The equipment needed to make this recipe

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Nut Milk Maker

To make almond milk at home, you’ll need a few pieces of equipment. Here’s what you’ll need:

A high-speed blender is essential for making creamy and smooth almond milk.

A nut milk maker is amazing for straining almond milk and removing any almond pulp with ease.

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Rinse sprouted almonds in a colander

Step-by-step guide to making almond milk from scratch

  1. Soak the almonds in water and a pinch of salt overnight or for at least 6 hours. This will help soften them and make them easier to blend.
  2. Drain and rinse the almonds.
  3. Combine the almonds, filtered water, and salt in a blender and blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the mixture through a nut milk maker or bag. Extract as much liquid as possible.
  5. Optional: add sweetener to taste.
  6. Store the almond milk in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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Add a sprinkle of Celtic sea salt

Tips for making the creamiest almond milk

If you want to make the creamiest almond milk possible, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Soak the almonds for at least 6 hours, or overnight, to ensure that they’re soft and easy to blend.
  • Use a high-speed blender to ensure that the almond milk is smooth and creamy.
  • Blend the almonds and water for at least 1-2 minutes to ensure that everything is fully combined.
  • Use a nut milk maker or nut milk bag to strain the almond milk and remove any pulp.
  • Extract as much liquid from the almonds as you can.
  • Add sweetener and flavorings to taste, if desired.
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How to make the creamiest almond milk

Storing and using homemade nut milk

This delicious, creamy almond milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Be sure to shake the container before using, as the mixture may separate over time.

Tips & Tricks

Almond milk can be used in a variety of recipes, from smoothies and shakes to baked goods and creamy sauces. You can also use it as a dairy milk alternative in your coffee or tea. The possibilities are endless.

I would love to know if you make this recipe yourself! If you do make sure to tag me on social media @healthyelizabeth

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How To Make the Creamiest Almond Milk

Learn how to make the creamiest almond milk that is so delicious and fresh, you'll never want to buy store-bought nut milk again.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 high-speed blender
  • 1 Nut Milk Maker

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds organic if possible
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • pinch sea salt
  • to taste raw honey, maple syrup, or 1-2 medjool dates optional

Instructions

  • Soak the almonds in water and a pinch of salt overnight or for at least 6 hours. This will help soften them and make them easier to blend.
  • Drain and rinse the almonds.
  • Combine the almonds, filtered water, and salt in a blender and blend on high speed for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the mixture through a nut milk maker or bag. Extract as much liquid as possible.
  • Optional: add sweetener to taste.
  • Store the almond milk in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

Make sure you use raw almonds, as roasted almonds won’t blend as smoothly and may affect the taste of your almond milk.
Almond milk can be used in a variety of recipes, from smoothies and shakes to baked goods and creamy sauces. You can also use it as a dairy milk alternative in your coffee or tea. The possibilities are endless.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, almond milk from scratch, homemade almond milk, how to make almond milk, how to make nut milk, How to make the creamiest almond milk
Servings: 4
Author: Healthy Elizabeth

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