Making your own almond milk is way easier than you think! And it can save you a good chunk of $$$! Follow the full tutorial below to make your own almond milk at home.
Can I let you in on a secret?
Making your own almond milk is wayyyy easier than you think! I know when people hear others talk about making foods at home they tend to give an eye roll. As in, I don’t have time for that or why would I do it at home when I could just stop at the store on the way home from work or it is too expensive to make it at home!
Well, let me tell you something: making your own almond milk only takes a couple of minutes (just make sure to soak your almonds overnight before making). Making your own almond milk allows you to control what is inside of it. Ever see the ingredient list of some almond milks? They can have a lot of ingredients that I cannot pronounce. The ingredient list for this almond milk? Almonds, water, and vanilla extract. Finally, it is actually cheaper to make almond milk at home! Especially when you do it often enough 🙂
Have I convinced you yet? Please tell me I have!
Now that you have jumped on the “make your own almond milk” train, let’s learn how to do it. Follow along the pictures and recipes below to make your own homemade almond milk!
BUT, before you get started, you need a nut milk bag. I know there are other ways to extract the almond milk after blending, but using a nut milk bag makes extracting a breeze. I recommend using Ellie’s Best nut milk bags.
To save some money on your purchase of nut milk bags, use code “leancleanbrie” at checkout! This is a code in which I will earn a commission off of. The price of the product remains the same to you, I will just receive a small percentage of your purchase… basically, it keeps things running around here on Lean, Clean, & Brie, so thanks for your support 🙂
- 1 cup Almonds
- 2 cups Water
- Water for soaking
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Soak almonds overnight in a bowl with one inch of water. Cover with a cloth.
- Drain almonds and rinse under cool running water.
- Place almonds in a high-powered blender with 2 cups of water.
- Cover and pulse a couple times to start breaking up the almonds.
- Blend continuously for 2 minutes. The almonds will break down into a fine meal.
- Strain almonds using a nut milk bag (I used Ellie's Best nut milk bag) over a bowl. Squeeze to extract as much almond milk as possible.
- Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract and stir together.
- Store almond milk in a sealed container (I used a mason jar) in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Purchase your nut milk bag from Ellie’s Best and use code “leancleanbrie” to save some $$$ at checkout!
Uses for homemade almond milk:
- Add it to a smoothie
- Add it to baked goods
- Drink it straight
- Add some cocoa for chocolate almond milk!
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- Have you ever made your own nut milk?
- What is one thing you make at home instead of buying?