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Homemade Almond Milk {Video Tutorial}

Making homemade almond milk is easy and only takes three ingredients and five minutes. Check out this video tutorial.

When I was in the initial planning stages of my Whole30, making my own almond milk was honestly not something that really interested me. I assumed it would be a cumbersome process that wasn’t really worth the time or effort. Was I ever wrong!

Homemade almond milk is easy and can be made in just five minutes with three ingredients. Check out this video tutorial.

I did a lot of research and reading online about making your own almond milk and I decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised to find the process super quick and extremely simple!

Many of you have asked how I make my almond milk so I decided to film a short video tutorial to show you how easy it really is.

I walk you through the whole process in the video but here is the recipe and instructions.

Homemade Almond Milk

Ingredients: 

1 cup unsalted whole almonds
4 1/2 cups water, divided
Pinch of salt

Directions: 

Place 1 cup of almonds and 2 cups of water in a bowl and allow to soak overnight or at least 12 hours. Try not to let them soak for over 24.

Almonds will be plump and expanded in size after soaking. Pour them out of soaking liquid and into a strainer and rinse with fresh water.

Place soaked almonds, 2 1/2 cups of fresh water and a pinch of salt into a blender or food processor. Blend or process for about 45-60 seconds on medium-high speed, or until almond pieces have been incorporated into water and mixture looks thick and milky.

Arrange a strainer over a bowl and using cheesecloth, a nut milk bag or a dish towel, slowly pour almond and water mixture over it. Once you’ve poured all of the liquid, gather the sides and gently start to squeeze milk through the cheese cloth, nut milk bag or dish towel and into the bowl. This will take 3-4 minutes.

Almond milk will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups almond milk

Homemade almond milk is easy and can be made in just five minutes with three ingredients. Check out this video tutorial.

Notes:

  • I would compare the consistency of homemade almond milk to 2% milk. It’s very creamy.
  • Homemade almond milk spoils quickly so I make it in small batches. The process is easy and only takes about 5 minutes.
  • Feel free to flavor your almond milk with some vanilla if you’d like.
  • Feel free to sweeten your almond milk if desired using sweetener of your choice. I like it unsweetened!
  • I discard the squeezed almond paste but I have had friends use it for a “pie crust” type dessert shell and in smoothies.
  • Homemade almond milk has a very pronounced almond flavor, much more so than the almond milk you buy in the stores.

Let me know what you think if you try it and if you  have any questions! 

{ 26 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Courtney February 4, 2016, 11:14 am

    Thanks for sharing! This looks delicious and surprisingly easy. As an avid almond milk user I’ll have to try it!

    • 2
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:04 am

      It’s amazing and so worth it. Let me know what you think!

  • 3
    allie@sweetpotatobites February 4, 2016, 11:43 am

    I just started making my own almond milk too and it makes SUCH a difference. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to store bought. So easy and cost effective too.

    • 4
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:05 am

      I know! The taste and consistency is so different from store bought. Definitely worth it!

  • 5
    Linda February 4, 2016, 12:31 pm

    Loved this! Hope you will do more videos on cooking and yoga. You have so many talents.

    • 6
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:06 am

      Thanks for the feedback!!

  • 7
    Ally February 4, 2016, 12:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Jen! I’ve been making homemade almond milk for years now and it just doesn’t compare to the store bought stuff. I love making milks from all kinds of nuts and seeds, too. For a really special treat I like to make a rich macadamia and almond milk for a homemade weekend coffee treat. So good!

    • 8
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:07 am

      Yum! That sounds amazing!

  • 9
    Callie February 4, 2016, 1:06 pm

    Love the video because it shows how quick and easy it really is! I had no idea…I definitely thought it was more time consuming. I love all your recipes because I’ve tried several and they’ve become favorites in our home. Just wanted to let you know how much I trust the recipes you post are good since the ones I’ve made have all turned out delicious! I also love that you post recipes that don’t use uncommon ingredients, and most are quick and full of flavor!

    • 10
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:08 am

      Thanks so much! I love to hear that kind of feedback! 🙂

  • 11
    Courtney F February 4, 2016, 1:43 pm

    Good tutorial Jen, I love how much creamier it is than store-bought too (and Whole30 compliant! :o) And I really got a lot of ideas about other nuts and flavors from this post, http://tasty-yummies.com/2014/04/08/how-to-make-nut-milk/.

    • 12
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:08 am

      Thanks for sharing!

  • 13
    Tracy February 4, 2016, 1:54 pm

    Thanks for the fun and informative video! Can’t wait to give it a try!

    Question… store bought unsweetened almond milk is really low in calories. In your research did you learn how homemade compares nutritionally?

  • 14
    Annie B February 4, 2016, 2:07 pm

    I started making my own last month on my whole30, and it is so fun to experiment! My fave is using raw cashews. Every day I put some in my iced coffee and it seriously makes my coffee so creamy and delicious!

    • 15
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:10 am

      Yum! I need to branch out from almond!

  • 16
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine February 4, 2016, 4:03 pm

    Yes! So fun! The first time I made homemade nut milk I felt so accomplished 😉 It literally tastes SO FRESH, no other words can describe!

    • 17
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:11 am

      I know! I was amazed how easy it was!

  • 18
    Laura T. February 4, 2016, 8:26 pm

    does it make a difference if the almonds are raw versus dry roasted?

    • 19
      Jen DeCurtins February 4, 2016, 10:28 pm

      I’ve used both!

  • 20
    mallory February 5, 2016, 8:10 am

    This is such a good video! For the first time, I think I’m ready to make almond milk 🙂

    • 21
      Jen DeCurtins February 5, 2016, 8:12 am

      Thanks! I hope you like it!

  • 22
    mallory February 5, 2016, 8:12 am

    This looks so good and doable! You did a great job with the video and looked so pretty! 🙂

  • 23
    Kristin May 24, 2016, 4:49 pm

    Great video! How easy I must give it a try. Just curious about your thoughts as to the benefits of almond vs. cows milk (I drink 1% garelick dairy pure in my coffee every am), other than the sugar which by drinking almond milk would help to lower my daily intake. I also have no issues w/dairy but I can see how some would prefer almond milk too for this reason. Thanks!

    • 24
      Jen DeCurtins May 26, 2016, 3:37 pm

      I think it’s totally unique to the individual and how their system responds. There’s a lot of info out there about the effects of dairy on adults. I have reduced my dairy intake due to the benefits it has for my skin in reduced breakouts.

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