Homemade Almond Milk

This homemade almond milk recipe includes variations for vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Fresh, delicious and ready in no time!

Homemade Almond Milk by Nutmeg NannyMy little brother is vegan. I often text him just to ask random questions “Hey, can you eat honey?” {No} “Do you drink Kombucha?” {Not anymore} “Are you allowed to eat things that have been made with yeast? Yeast is a living organism!” {Yes, why would you even ask that question?} So, apparently vegans can eat yeast. How would I have known? I basically live off bacon and eggs. I am most definitely not a candidate for becoming vegan.

Besides just texting him nonsensical vegan questions we sometimes have actual detailed conversations about cooking and baking. Once we got onto the subject of milk and after a lengthy analysis of all the different milks we have tried we decided that coconut and almond milk are the best. Obviously this was a not a scientific test. We certainly haven’t tried all the nut milks in the world.

When I was given the opportunity to once again test out some Fisher Nuts {last time I made some amazing brown sugar pecan toffee} I wanted to try my hand at making my own almond milk. I immediately texted my sister-in-law and told her “hey I’m making some homemade almond milk. I feel so hipster and vegan like.” I’m pretty sure she probably just rolled her eyes and read the text to my brother. Who probably just rolled his eyes too.

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Making almond milk is pretty easy and while it’s quite tasty in original form I wanted to jazz it up by giving it some flavoring. I took a play on Neapolitan ice cream and made strawberry, chocolate and vanilla bean. My oh my! It was delicious! The texture was thick and creamy and sorta reminded me of a melted milkshake…with less calories. Score! If you’re not into flavored nut milks than just stop after blending and add to the refrigerator.

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Homemade Almond Milk {Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla Flavor}

This homemade almond milk recipe includes variations for vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Fresh, delicious and ready in no time!

Yield: 4 cups almond milk

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For almond milk:
1 cup slivered almonds
3 cups hot tap water
3-1/2 cups cold tap water

For strawberry almond milk:
1-1/2 cups almond milk
5 frozen or fresh medium sized strawberries
1 teaspoon agave syrup (optional)

For chocolate almond milk:
1-1/2 cups almond milk
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 teaspoons agave syrup (or other natural sweetener)

For vanilla almond milk:
1-1/2 cups almond milk
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
2 teaspoons agave syrup (optional)

Directions:

In a large bowl add 1 cup slivered almonds. Cover with hot tap water and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

Drain the almonds, rinse and add to high speed blender with 3-1/2 cups cold tap water. I used my Vitamix.

Turn blender on low speed (I used setting 2 on my Vitamix) and blend for 3 minutes. Then blend 1 minute on high speed.

My mixture was completely smooth but if your blender could not get it as smooth simply strain the mixture into a bowl and press down on the nut pulp to extract all the juice.

You have now made almond milk. Hooray!

If you want to make flavored almond milk simply rinse out your blender and follow the directions for your desired flavoring. Add to the mixer and blend on medium for about 30 seconds.

Drink right away or chill in the refrigerator before use. Some separation is normal so make sure to shake before you drink. Will stay fresh for about 3 days.

 

Disclosure: I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes and create my own original recipe using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

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21 Responses to “Homemade Almond Milk”

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    debbie — May 22, 2013 at 6:41 am

    So happy to see this post since I am now vegan and don’t eat or cook many of the things I used to. This is a keeper!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 22, 2013 at 10:43 am

    The chocolate one is definitely calling my name!!

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    ashley - baker by nature — May 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    This is GENIUS! I love almond milk, and have to try making it at home!!

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    claire (@realnutritioncg) — May 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    i love alex!!!!!!!!!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — May 22, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I love almond milk, but have yet to make my own. You’ve definitely just given me a push in the right direction….these look delicious!

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    dixya| food, pleasure, and health — May 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    im not a vegan or anything but i do enjoy almond milk a lot. I am going to try making my own almond milk with strawberries- sounds tooo good

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — May 22, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I LOVE almond milk. I’m not vegan, but I love making my lattes with almond milk. Makes them so much creamier than low-fat. Definitely need to try this!

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    Reeni — May 22, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I started drinking almond milk a few months ago and love the stuff! I can’t wait to try this! Especially the strawberry one. Who knew it was so easy.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Yummy, what a awesome batch of almond milks! These look scrumptious. Never tried it, but I’ve got to change that!

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    katie — May 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Oh this looks awesome and what a fun giveaway!!

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    Joanne — May 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I may not ever be able to be vegan ( I love cheese and eggs too much!) but I am totally down with almond milk! Especially these chocolate and strawberry varieties!!

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    Deborah — May 23, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I’m definitely not becoming vegan any time soon, but I’m all over this almond milk! And I’m guessing my kids would be all over it, too.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — May 23, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I always imagined almond milk would be so much harder to make!! Well, I guess I have something fun to try!

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    Samantha — May 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I want me some strawberry almond milk.

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    Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare — May 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I didn’t know you could make almond milk at home. This is awesome! I will have to give this a try. I don’t like cow’s milk, but I love almond milk!

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    Lisa Brown — May 23, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Follow on pinterest as http://pinterest.com/lisalu24/
    Thank you!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 24, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Love this, Brandy! Pinned it! Neopolitan nut milk flavors…you are so creative! And the photos are gorgeous!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 29, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    What an awesome picture. I’ve had my eye on this flavored almond milk all week. I can’t wait to try it!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — May 30, 2013 at 4:22 am

    I’ve made my fair share of almond and other nut milks but never strawberry flavored! I must try that!

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