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How to Make Your Own Almond Milk Recipe

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Making your own almond milk is easy! | © Nataile Fauble

Back in July, a false advertising lawsuit was brought against Almond Breeze maker Blue Diamond, alleging that the amount of almonds in its “Almond Milk” product is far less than its packaging would let you believe. With almonds reportedly only making up 2% of its ingredient list, you may find that making your own almond milk at home is easier, cheaper, and more nutritious than store-bought varieties.

Before you get started, you’ll want the following equipment to make your almond milk:

Vitamix BlenderPowerful Blender – I recommend something durable like a Vitamix

 

 

Cheesecloth or nut milk bag

 

 

Cambro ContainerLarge container

 

 

The quality of your almond milk depends on how well you blend and strain your almonds. When straining your milk, be sure to use food safe materials only (like cheesecloth) to prevent any chemicals from leeching into your milk.

Almond Milk Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds (soak overnight)
  • 4 cups water (or more, depending on how thick/thin you want your milk)
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 6 dates

In this recipe, I like to use vanilla bean and dates to naturally sweeten the milk, but you can substitute anything you’d like, including sugar.

Step-by-step Instructions:

  1. Pour your almonds into a container and fill with cold water. Store the container in your refrigerator overnight. Soaking almonds overnight help unlock more health benefits by making them easier to digest.
  2. Drain and rinse your almonds.
  3. Prep your container by placing your cheesecloth over the top.
  4. Place your almonds, vanilla bean, dates and water into your blender and blend well.
  5. Pour your mixture onto your cheesecloth to strain the almond pulp. Depending on how thick you like your almond milk, add more water to the almond pulp mixture in the cheesecloth and give it a little stir.
  6. Store your almond milk in a cute milk bottle, I like the shape of this one from American Metalcraft.
American Metalcraft 16oz Milk Bottle
American Metalcraft 16 oz Milk Bottle

And don’t throw away that leftover almond pulp! Use in muffins, breads and more for a fun, healthy and textural element to your baked goods.

About Natalie Fauble

Natalie Fauble is the Online Marketing Manager - Content & SEO for Tundra Restaurant Supply. As a digital marketer with a passion for the restaurant industry, Natalie helps companies shape their brand through thoughtful, fun and innovative content strategies. When she isn't blogging for Tundra Restaurant Supply you can find her in her vegetable garden or in the kitchen whipping up one of her favorite dishes.

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2 comments

  1. Thanks Natalie. I’ve seen many recipes but not any that incorporated vanilla and dates. Sounds so delicious! (Do you follow a traditional foods diet, out of curiosity?) By the way, did anybody win the Vitaprep? Almond milk is one of the reasons why I would love one, but there are many more. 🙂

    • Hi Marguerite!

      I do drink dairy as well, but I enjoy the taste of almond milk and I often keep a jug of it in the fridge. The dates and vanilla add a nice touch of sweetness without it being overbearing. Plus, I like to use the almond pulp for added texture in muffins and other baked goods.

      Stay tuned for an announcement on the Vita-Prep–we’re eager to share the news soon!

      Thanks for reading,
      Natalie

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