How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

A milk bottle filled with dairy free homemade almond milk

Perfect for smoothies, cereal, and baking, this creamy and delicious homemade almond milk recipe takes just minutes to make!

  • Author: Christine Tusher
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Soak Time: 4 hours - 4 days
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Lactose



1c almonds

5c water + extra for soaking


  1. Place 1 c almonds in an airtight container or Mason jar and cover with water. Place the sealed jar in the refrigerator and let the almonds soak at least 4 hours, preferably 12 hours to 4 days.
  2. Remove the jar from the fridge when the almonds have finished soaking. Empty the jar into a colander and rinse the almonds under running water, sifting through them with your hands to ensure that they have been thoroughly washed.
  3. Place the soaked, rinsed almonds in a blender. Add 5 c water and blend on the highest speed for 60 seconds, or until no large chunks of almonds remain.
  4. Place a nut milk bag inside a large (6c +) liquid measuring cup or bowl with a spout, wrap the edge with the cord around the outside of the bowl so that the bag forms a liner. Cinch the cord as best you can to help keep the nut milk bag in place.
  5. With one hand on the edge of the bowl or measuring cup to help keep the nut milk bag from slipping, pour the blender’s entire contents into the nut milk bag. Use a spatula to scrape out any almond pulp that is stuck in the bottom near the blade. 
  6. Lift the bag out of the bowl or measuring cup and cinch the top closed, then begin squeezing, starting at the top of the bag and using a downward motion to push the almond milk out of the bottom portion of the bag. Continue doing this until very little liquid escapes.
  7. Pour the almond milk into an airtight carafe and store in the refrigerator. Use within 3-5 days. Refrigerate almond pulp in a sealed bag for 3-5 days or freeze for use in other recipes later.


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