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Homemade Almond Milk

This homemade almond milk recipe includes variations for vanilla bean, chocolate, and strawberry. Fresh, delicious and ready in no time! Plus it’s a great use for your high powered blender! 

This homemade almond milk recipe includes variations for vanilla bean, chocolate and strawberry. Fresh, delicious and ready in no time! Plus it's a great use for your high powered blender!

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.

My 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 types of nut milk we have tried we decided that coconut and homemade almond milk are the best. Obviously, this was a not a scientific test. We certainly haven’t tried all the nut milk 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.

This homemade almond milk recipe includes variations for vanilla bean, chocolate and strawberry. Fresh, delicious and ready in no time! Plus it's a great use for your high powered blender!

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! Plus I got to my all time favorite vanilla bean paste AGAIN because it’s the BEST!  The texture was thick and creamy and sorta reminded me of a melted milkshake…with fewer calories. Score! If you’re not into flavored nut milk than just stop after blending and add to the refrigerator.

Also, because I got to my awesome Vitamix (aka high powered blender) the texture was thick and creamy and sorta reminded me of a melted milkshake BUT with fewer calories. Score! If you’re not into flavored nut milk than just stop after blending and add to the refrigerator.

Looking for a few recipe that uses almond milk? Try my cranberry smoothie bowl, apple pie smoothie bowl, dairy free avocado ranch dressing or my cream of roasted asparagus soup. Also, be sure to check out a few of my food blogger friends recipes that use almond milk – low carb almond milk eggnog, slow cooker light almond milk tapioca pudding or this delicious chocolate-covered almond overnight oats.

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Homemade Almond Milk {Strawberry, Chocolate and Vanilla Flavor}

This homemade almond milk recipe includes variations for vanilla bean, chocolate and strawberry. Fresh, delicious and ready in no time! Plus it's a great use for your high powered blender!

Yield: 4 cups almond milk

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

For almond milk:

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:

For vanilla almond milk:

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.

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