Introduction: How to Make Almond Milk

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How to make Almond Milk

It’s easier than you think, way less expensive and healthier than commercial.
Soak a cup of almonds in filtered water for 4 to 10 hours.
Strain water.
Put it in a blender for a minute with 4 cups of water depending on consistency you prefer. (the more water the thinner the consistency.)


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup raw almonds that have been soaked 4 hours
  • Sweeteners and/or flavorings, such as pinch of salt, raw honey, vanilla, nutmeg, etc. (optional)
  • Blender and wire strainer or nut-milk bag.


  1. 1 cup almonds - Soak almonds 4 hours and strain water.
  2. Place 4 cups filtered water with soaked almonds in blender. (can add a pinch of sea or pink Himalayan salt to bring out flavor)
  3. Blend on high speed for 1 minute.
  4. Pour contents from blender through nut milk straining bag or screen strainer.
  5. Close bag and strain almond milk by squeezing milk through bag.
  6. If desired, sweeten with raw honey or vanilla or stevia.

It's always best to buy ingredients Locally, Raw, and organic but if you can't find them, here are my suggestions: (click photos for links)

Nut Milk Bag: (These are organic, hemp and cotton. They avoid the BPA and other environmental problems of nylon)

how to make almond milk

Here is a Stevia I like -

Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops Vanilla Creme Flavored Liquid Stevia, 2-Ounce Bottle

how to make almond milk

I like this honey -

YS Organic Bee Farms CERTIFIED ORGANIC RAW HONEY 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC HONEY Raw, Unprocessed, Unpasteurized - Kosher 32oz

Organic Nutmeg ground -

Simply Organic Nutmeg Ground CERTIFIED ORGANIC 2.3oz. bottle

Or whole:
1oz(approx 6 nuts) Whole NUTMEG A+ Grade Organic

You can also add:

A teaspoon of vanilla extract -

A pinch of vanilla powder -

A pinch of Ceylon cinnamon -

Warning - It is important to note that most almonds, even organic almonds are pasteurized in dangerous chemicals or high heat destroying their nutritional value. Almonds should be raw, organic and unpasteurized. (see info about that here -

You can buy raw, organic, and unpasteurized Almonds here -

Organic Almonds (unpasteurized) - 10oz raw organic whole almonds

Or Bulk:

Raw Almonds from California - 10 (1 Lb) Resealable Packages - $4.59 / Lb

You can also make a great hot chocolate by combining heated almond milk with raw cacao and a sweetener of your choice. Get raw organic Cacao powder here:

Certified Organic Raw Cacao Powder 1 Pound

This is a great substitute for Commercial Almond milk, soy milk or any other commercial milk. I would like to point out that almond milk is no where near as healthy a substitute for RAW (not pasteurized) Goat or Cows milk. If you can get this in your state, I would recommend drinking that.

Alternative method of making Almond Butter - You can also make with raw (organic) almond butter (2 table spoons) with 4 cups of water.

Almond Butter - 100% pure, raw, and unpasteurized without any additives or sugar / Almond Milk Concentrate - Almondie