The BEST And Easiest Homemade Almond Milk
I’ve been making homemade almond milk for the past few months, and I am totally in love! One of my friends shared this recipe with me and it is amazing! Super easy, only 5 ingredients, no pre-soaking, no cheesecloth, and this takes less than 10 minutes to make.
We’ve been drinking almond milk for almost 4 years now. I use it to replace milk in every way-cereal, baking, you name it. I’ve tried different brands and switched a few times because I didn’t like some of the ingredients used. I finally settled on Silk, but my homemade almond milk tastes WAY better and is a lot cheaper. I buy a bag of almonds from Costco for $12, and the bag has 9 cups of almonds. With this recipe, one cup of almonds makes one half gallon of milk. That’s equivalent to 9 cartons of Silk for only $12 vs $27. That’s huge savings!!
The Amazing Recipe
- 1/2 cup Almonds
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t vanilla
- 1 T coconut oil (I actually use just a little bit less than 1 T.)
Blend all the ingredients on high. I have a Blendtec and blend it through 2 cycles on high, this is equivalent to about a minute and a half. Pour through a mesh strainer into the container. I use a 32 oz mason jar and it fills the jar. Store in the fridge. This will separate over time and look kind of scary, but do not worry! Give it a little shake before use and it’s perfect.
The almond pilth that gets strained out can be used for so many other things. I like to add it into bread dough, smoothies, oatmeal, cereal, soup, really whatever you can think of.
For some variation, try roasting the almonds first or substituting some of the almonds for raw cashews. Add a date for some extra sweetness, seriously, it’s amazing!!
I bought my mini mesh strainer from Walmart for $5. So cheap and so worth it.
I was talking to one of my friends the other day, and she commented on what a pain it is when she runs out of milk. (She lives outside the city limits so its about a 20 min drive to the grocery store.) I just chuckled to myself because when we run out of milk, I just have to go to my pantry and pull out the almonds and I’m set! This homemade almond milk really is amazing. Enjoy!