How to Make Homemade Almond Milk {recipe}

homemade almond milk

Do you drink almond milk? Have you ever thought about making your own?

I didn’t even consider making my own until I saw a few posts on Facebook.

And for a while I put it off because I thought it was too complicated.

Good news: it’s SO EASY! And with just 1 cup almonds I made 1.17L of almond milk!

Here’s what you need:

– 1 cup almonds
– 5 cups water
– blender
– sieve
– cheese cloth
– mixing bowl

Step 1: Place 1 cup of almonds in a bowl and cover with water 1 inch above almonds. Let sit overnight.

homemade almond milk

Step 2: Drain water from almonds. Fill blender with 5 cups of water and add almonds. Blend for 2 minutes. It gets a bit foamy, so let the mixture sit for a few minutes.

homemade almond milk

Step 3: Strain the almond milk. (1) Place a sieve over a mixing bowl and put a layer of cheese cloth over it. (2) Carefully pour some of the liquid into the cheese cloth. (3) Push down on the almond meal to get more liquid out. (4) At the end, place all of the almond meal in the cheese cloth and squeeze with your hands to get every last bit of milk out.

Homemade almond milk

Step 4: Pour the almond milk into a glass container. I’ve read that it can last one week, but we drink it so quickly it never gets to that point!

homemade almond milk

homemade almond milk

BONUS: What to do with the almond meal? Don’t waste anything… spread the almond meal in a pan and cook in the oven at 200 degrees until completely dry. Blend in something like a magic bullet to get a flour consistency.

use almond meal to make almond flour

What do you use your almond milk for? I love it with chocolate protein powder poured over my homemade granola. SOOOOOOoooooo delicious!!

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Lydia Di Francesco is the Founder of Fit & Healthy 365 and Creator of the 15 Minute Workout Club, an online workout membership site. As a Certified Personal Trainer, Lydia educates clients and the public that healthy living doesn’t need to be complicated. She promotes simple, fun, exercise, self-care, and creating a healthy mindset with a long-term approach to wellness.

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