Whenever I post about my homemade almond milk, I always get a TON of questions about it! So I did a poll on my IG stories, asking if y’all wanted a blog post on how I make it, and 100% of you said “yes!” Making your own milk sounds like such a complicated thing, but it’s literally such an easy process, and takes almost no time at all! I love using almond milk in my smoothies, but I hate how many unnecessary additives are in the brands sold at the store. About a year or two ago, I came across someone on IG that made their own almond milk, and I have been hooked ever since! The best thing about making your own almond milk, is that you can completely customize it to however you like it. You can make it plain and unsweetened, make it flavored, whatever you want! I hope this post is helpful, and inspires you to try making your own almond milk, rather than buying it off the shelf 🙂
Nut bag (or cheesecloth)
Bottle/jar to store the almond milk
1. Measure out 1 cup of almonds, and put them into a small bowl or Tupperware.
2. Cover the almonds with water, cover the bowl, and let soak in the fridge overnight.
3. In the morning, drain the water out, and put the almonds in the blender.
4. Measure out 3 cups of filtered water, and put it in the blender with the soaked almonds.
5. If you want to have vanilla-flavored almond milk, or want it to be a little sweet, now is when you would add a splash of vanilla and 2-3 dates to the blender. Again, totally optional. I usually just add some vanilla to mine.
6. BLEND BLEND BLEND! I would blend it for 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on the strength of your blender.
7. Take your nut bag (or cheesecloth), and place it over a bowl.
8. Pour contents of blender into the nut bag, and squeeze/wring out until no more liquid is coming from the bag.
9. Pour your liquid into a jar/bottle, and store into the fridge for up to a week…you have your almond milk!
If you’re super fancy, you can use the leftover contents of your nut bag to make almond flour, but I usually just toss it in the trash or give it to the chickens to eat. I hope these instructions were easy and helpful – I love making my own milk! You could also replace the almonds with whatever kind of nut you prefer, follow the same steps, and you can make a variety of different milks! ENJOY 🙂