how to make homemade almond milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Making the best homemade almond milk is easier than you think! All you need is raw almonds, vanilla bean, dates, and a nut milk bag to make this vegan, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly date sweetened almond milk.

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Fat 19 Carbs 26 Protein 8
Yield 12 servings 1x


  • 1 lb. raw almonds (3 cups)
  • 6 cups of water (+ more for soaking)
  • pinch of salt
  • 15 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, paste


  1. First, place 3 cups of almonds in a large bowl. Then completely submerge them with water and let soak for 24 hours.*
  2. After 24 hours, your almonds should be soft(er). Strain and rinse. Then, place in a high-speed blender.
  3. Add 6 cups of water, a pinch of salt, 15 medjool dates, and the paste from 1/2 a vanilla bean.
  4. Blend on high for 1 to 2 minutes, or until everything in the blender has been pulverized.
  5. Using a nut milk bag, strain the almond milk from the nut pulp, squeezing out as much milk as possible. Then, transfer into jars.
  6. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Tips & Notes

*For a quicker softening option, bring a pot of water to boil, and pour in raw almonds. Remove from heat, and let almonds soak for 1-2 hours, or until soft.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 cup Calories: 282 Sugar: 2 Sodium: 17 Fat: 19 Carbohydrates: 26 Fiber: 5 Protein: 8 Cholesterol: 0
Author: Lee HershCategory: DrinksMethod: BlenderCuisine: American

Keywords: almond milk

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