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Homemade Almond Milk (3 ingredients)

No need to buy expensive nut milk at the supermarket, when you can easily make it at home! This is a basic recipe for an unsweetened Almond Milk, but you can sweeten it (e.g. with dates or maple syrup), make a vanilla or chocolate version. So many possibilities!

Homemade Almond Milk with Cookies

When it comes to homemade plant-based milk, I prefer nut milk. I’ve made soy milk once but it needs an extra step to make, it has to be boiled.

Whereas nut milk is super easy and quick to make. Simply soak the nuts overnight, blend them, strain and it’s good to go! The milk can be kept in the fridge for 3-4 days without problems.

Homemade Almond Milk before and after blending

When making nut milks, you’ll want to use a high-speed blender. A regular blender works as well, but you’ll end up with more pulp.

But what is even more important than then blender, is the nut milk bag: Make sure you use a quality nut milk bag or nylon bag to make it perfectly smooth!

If you’re wondering what to do with all that leftover almond pulp, you can use it in this Baked Almond Feta recipe or in muffins or cakes!

Watch how to make homemade Almond Milk (unsweetened and sweetened)

More Vegan Milk Recipes for you to try

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Homemade Almond Milk with Cookies

Almond Milk

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for homemade, from-scratch Almond Milk. Super silky and better than store-bought! Add sweeteners, cocoa powder, vanilla, cinnamon or whatever you feel like!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Basics, Drinks
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 4 cups
Calories 184 kcal


  • 1 cup blanched almonds (you can use regular ones, but the milk won’t be that white!)
  • 4 cups water (use less if you want to make it thicker)
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Soak the almonds over night. Drain and rinse the almonds.
  • Put the almonds and the water in a high-speed blender and blend on high for a couple of minutes. At this point, you can add sweeteners, cocoa powder, ground vanilla, if you want!
  • Take a bowl, put the strainer in the bowl and the nut milk bag in the strainer. Then pour the almond milk in the nut milk bag and press out excess liquid. (You can use the rest of the almonds for baking or for this amazing Baked Almond Feta).
  • Then fill the milk into an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.


For a sweetened version, add dates or maple syrup. I always use about 10 dates per 1 liter of milk.


Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 205mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gCalcium: 81mgIron: 1mg
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Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Thanks for your milk recipes. Made them both. We've actually made almond milk for several years, but this is the first time we've sweetened with dates. We usually add some vanilla and leave it at that. We liked the dates a lot, but found that we prefer fewer dates.


Saturday 23rd of December 2017

Hi Pete, thank you for the review! :) I'm glad you like the date-sweetened milk! Vanilla sounds so good too!

Effi Lind

Sunday 23rd of April 2017

No, so far I am only making almond milk. But I will try hazelnuts or cashews soon :).

Effi Lind

Friday 14th of April 2017

I love to make my own almond milk. Usually I add some vanilla and dates, to make it sweeter. I have such a sweet tooth, I have to check out your sweet recipes.


Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Oh, I love making date-sweetened nut milks too! Usually I just end up dividing the nut milk in three: making an unsweetened, date-sweetened, and sweetened chocolate milk. So I don't have to decide :D Have you tried homemade hazelnut milk yet? It's really good too! :)


Monday 23rd of January 2017

I love homemade almond milk! Yours looks so perfect and creamy :)


Wednesday 25th of January 2017

It's so silky! The nut milk bag really made a difference. I've used cotton cheesecloth before and it wasn't fine enough, so the milk had gritty bits in it. But with the nut milk bag, you won't notice a difference to store-bought milk (except it's not filled with weird ingredients :D