Almond Milk


Almond milk looks similar to cow's milk, but it tastes so much better. Plus, almonds have long been associated with a plethora of health benefits. Almond milk is rich in calcium and vitamin D (crucial for strong, healthy bones) and anti-aging vitamin E. Beware, commercial flavored varieties contain an ungodly amount of hidden sugar. Home-made almond milk is the way to go.

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Prep time: 5 minutes; Difficulty: low

Recipe type: Beverage
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
Serves: 5 cups


  • 1 cup (112 g) raw blanched almonds, soaked overnight in cool water (or 1-2 hours in hot water)
  • 5 cups (1200 ml) filtered water
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Optionals: 
    • 2 dates, pitted (omit for unsweetened)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean (omit for plain)


  1. Add your soaked almonds, water, salt, and any additional add-ins (optional) to a  high speed blender and blend until creamy and smooth (at least 1-2 minutes).
  2. I typically drink the milk as is, but if you prefer a thinner milk, strain using a nut milk bag or a thin dish towel. Simply lay a clean dish towel over a mixing bowl, pour over the almond milk, carefully gather the corners, and lift up. Then squeeze until all of the liquid is extracted. Discard pulp, or save for later.
  3. Transfer milk to a jar or covered bottle and refrigerate. Will keep for up to 5 days, though best when fresh. Shake well before drinking, as it tends to separate.
BeveragesKevin Slavin