Raw Homemade Almond Milk

This raw almond milk takes it to a whole new level.

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by Angela Gallardo in Drinks & Smoothies, Recipes
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I love this recipe.  I don’t eat a lot of dairy so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate a cow-milk substitute.  I’ve tried a lot of different nut based milks, but that long list of ingredients on many dairy-free almond milk never sat right with me, so I decided to tinker and come up with a homemade solution. This is an easy recipe that simply requires planning some time to soak the almonds. I let them soak for a minimum of four hours but you can go longer.

Another great thing about making your own almond milk is you have more control over the flavor. I love the nutty flavor this milk has and the lovely almond flavor can be accentuated with almond extract. Or if you’re looking for a flavored option, adding just vanilla extract is delicious too.

After you’ve blended the milk, you can strain it for a smoother result. I sometimes skip this step because I don’t mind the small pieces that remain. It’ll need to be shaken before each use since no emulsifier is used (there is usually a gum or lecithin in store-bought brands) but I don’t think you’ll mind once you taste the results.


Homemade Raw Almond Milk

1/2 cup raw almonds, soaked 4+ hours

4 cups filtered water

2 TSP raw honey (optional)

1 TSP vanilla extract (or sub almond ext.)

pinch sea salt


In a Blendtec (or other high-powered blender), blend all ingredients on high speed for 2 minutes.  Optional:  strain through cheesecloth, a fine sieve, or nutmilk bag.

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