How To Make Homemade Almond Milk
Author: Claire Marie
When I first started exploring the world of dairy alternatives I came across almond milk and fell in love. But for the longest time, I didn’t understand what I was REALLY drinking in the store bought stuff until I did a little research. I found that this “healthy” alternative wasn’t as healthy as I THOUGHT it was. So I decided to try making homemade almond milk and boy am I happy I did!
The almond milk you purchase at the store typically contains added preservatives so that they are shelf-stable. Manufacturers also add artificial sweeteners to satisfy the general population’s taste preferences. When you make homemade almond milk from scratch you eliminate all of the added junk you would normally find in store bought milk alternatives!
But wait! There are even MORE perks to making homemade almond milk. Not only do you end up with a quart of almond milk, but the byproducts of the process will render you with almond flour and raw almonds to snack on that are easier on your digestive system from being soaked and dehydrated – ALL for just $5-$7 (depending on where you purchase your raw almonds).
How to make almond milk at home
Yields: 1 quart almond milk
- 16 oz raw almonds
- 3-4 cups filtered water
- 3-4 pitted dates. You can also use 1-2 tablespoons grade B maple syrup to sweeten instead of dates.
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt (to enhance flavors)
Follow these instructions to make your homemade almond milk! Adding flavors like cinnamon, vanilla, and dates are recommended but optional. Feel free to play around with your own flavors for steps 8 through 11.