Make homemade almond milk at home as a dairy alternative and know exactly what ingredients have been used. These clean ingredients are the perfect addition to your recipes! I am a Blendtec Ambassador, however, all opinions are 100% my own!
I shared a while back that I’ve been working on getting healthy. There’s been times I’ve failed and times I’ve really pushed myself. The holidays are obviously a harder time to stay on track, but I’m doing my best, and most importantly trying not to feel guilty when I don’t meet my goals. Cooking more has helped and today I’m sharing this Homemade Almond Milk Recipe that is perfect to use in smoothies! I’ll be sharing a few my favorite smoothie recipes soon!
Almond milk is really not that difficult to make. It does require a few kitchen tools, but other than that it’s simple! I use my Blendtec Blender and the Nut Milk bag (or fine cheesecloth) that Blendtec offers. If you are in the market for a blender, I have used this one for years and it is a must if you are a smoothie lover! But not only does it make amazing smoothies, but there are also so many different recipes you can use with this blender.
Let’s talk about the benefits of Almond Milk for just a second. I’m by no means a doctor or nutritionist. This is just information I’ve gathered and there are many more benefits, I’m just highlighting some of the most commonly searched-for benefits!
- It’s low in calories
- Low in sugar
- It can be used within many diet/eating restrictions
- And it just tastes good!
How to Make Almond Milk
For this recipe I actually decided to sweeten it a little bit because my primary purpose is to use it for smoothies, however, you can 100% leave out the vanilla and honey and use it as plain unsweetened homemade almond milk. You can also use honey or vanilla depending on how you’d like to use it.
You begin by using fresh slivered almonds and soaking them overnight, then you rinse and blend them with fresh filtered water
As I mentioned before the honey and vanilla are optional, but does provide an amazing flavor!
A requirement for Almond milk is to use a high-quality nut bag, which eliminates any almond skin and leftover almond pulp in the finished product. Once done you can easily store the milk in glass jars in the fridge.
Ways to Use Homemade Almond Milk
There are so many different ways you can utilize this almond milk recipe.
- In your cereal
- Chia Pudding
- Overnight Oats
- Chocolate Almond Milk
- Strawberry Almond Milk
Get the full recipe below for this amazing dairy-free milk/vegan alternative to cow’s milk. This is a much cleaner almond milk than store-bought brands because there are no added ingredients! It’s just the whole items you’ve chosen to include in your very own almond milk!Print
Make homemade almond milk at home as a dairy alternative and know exactly what ingredients have been used. These clean ingredients are the perfect addition to your recipes!
- Soak almonds in a large bowl of water overnight in the fridge.
- Drain and rinse almonds.
- Add almonds and pour 4 c. filtered water to the blender.
- Blend on “Whole Juice” setting or on a Medium High speed for 50-60 seconds.
- Strain milk through the Blendtec Nut Bag to remove almond skins and pulp. Squeeze bag as necessary to remove as much liquid as possible.
- Stir almond milk and store in an airtight container for for up to 3 days.
Don’t discard the pulp. You can actually turn it into an almond meal for baking!
- Prep Time: 8-10 hours
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Category: drinks
- Method: Blender
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 8 oz
Keywords: almond milk, dairy-free, smoothies