Video: My Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

June 7, 2018

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How to make almond milk! | M Loves M @marmar

FINALLY! This post and video have been a long time coming. If you follow along on InstaStories, you’ve probably seen me mention several times how I make almond milk at home. Once I realized how incredibly easy it was to make almond milk, I haven’t turned back. Not only is it surprisingly easy, but it’s also way more delicious and there aren’t any bad ingredients in it. There are literally only 2 ingredients, almonds & water. And do you even need to count water as an ingredient? Probably not! Of course, you can make it sweeter by adding dates or maple syrup, if you like. Read on for my homemade almond milk recipe, plus there’s a video showing you a step by step!

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My Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

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Homemade Almond Milk
Prep Time
10 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Servings: 45 ounces
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1-2 pitted dates optional
  • Special Equipment: Nut milking bag {I have this one and even though the price has gone up, it has lasted me over a year!}
Instructions
  1. Add 1 cup of raw almonds to a pitcher of 4 cups, fresh filtered water. Let sit for 6-8 hours.
  2. After 6-8 hours, or overnight, drain almonds, discarding water, and add to a blender with 4-5 cups of fresh, filtered water.*
  3. If you’re going to add dates, do it now. Make sure the pits are removed and discarded.
  4. Blend on high speed for 2 full minutes.
  5. Pass blended almond milk through nut milking bag. Squeeze bag to remove the milk. What will be left is the almond pulp. You can discard this or save it for another recipe.
  6. Store almond milk in a covered jar in the fridge. In my experience, the almond milk keeps for about a week. Shake it up before you pour it, in case any separation occurs. Also, feel free to add some cinnamon, maple syrup or a little Himalayan pink sea salt, if you like. I love to customize it on a glass by glass basis to make it more versatile.
Recipe Notes

*The beauty of making your own almond milk is that you choose your almond to water ratio. You never know in commercial almond milks, and there’s a lot of controversy surrounding the amount of almonds actually included. I like to do 4 cups, but if I want to stretch it a little bit, I’ll add closer to 5 cups of fresh water before blending. Feel free to play around with the ratio that you like best!

Once you make your own almond milk, and realize how simple it is, you probably won’t be able to go back to the store-bought kinds. This version has no additives, preservatives or fillers, and it’s such a great option for kids too! Augustine absolutely loves his almond milk. And as a special treat sometimes I’ll add a little bit of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to his cup!

I’d say the hardest thing about making almond milk yourself is planning ahead to allow the almonds to soak. But for us, I do it at night and then make up a batch in the mornings. Also, another reason why I sometimes like to do 5 cups of water, is so that whatever won’t fit in the jar {I use an old glass juice jar}, I can add to my milk frother for a latte or cappuccino. Homemade almond milk froths up so well, whereas the ones from the store never do. At least not the ones I’ve tried! That’s been another thing I’ve loved about homemade almond milk.

Check out the video for a more detailed step by step:

How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

This video was probably the easiest one I’ve ever shot because this is just what I do so often at home. I hope you like it, and most importantly, I hope you try this homemade almond milk recipe and love it too!!

If you have any questions, leave them for me below. And pretty please Like my video on YouTube subscribe to my channel! It would mean so much to me! 

 Happy almond milk making!

xox

P.S. This cashew milk creamer is also one of our favorites! And you could swap the almonds for cashews in this recipe too if you wanted. You would just soak them for less time, and no need to pass through the nut milking bag. And by the way, here’s the nut milking bag we use! 

 

I love making healthy and easy recipes for my family! | M Loves M @marmar

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