Maple vanilla almond milk is so easy to make, super creamy, and so delicious! You’ll only need 4 simple ingredients, a blender, and a nut milk bag to make the best homemade almond milk drink ever! Once you’ve made this, you should also try our chocolate and strawberry almond milk recipes.
This recipe was originally published on March 25, 2014 and updated on August 5, 2019 to make it better and easier to read.
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MAPLE ALMOND MILK WITH A HINT OF VANILLA
If you’re as obsessed with the flavors of maple and vanilla as we are, you’re going to be so excited to try this homemade vanilla maple almond milk.
It’s sweet, but not too sweet, and it has a lovely whisper of vanilla that marries beautifully with the maple.
The beauty of making it yourself is that you get to control how sweet it is. And if you want to turn that whisper of vanilla into a shout, go for it!
NUT MILK IS TAKING OVER THE WORLD!
Okay, that’s a bit of hyperbole, although dairy-free milk sales are rising significantly across the globe, so maybe we’re right?
Non dairy milk took over our lives almost six years ago when we went vegan, and one of the first things we learned to make was this creamy almond milk recipe.
We were so pleasantly surprised to learn how easy it is to make and how much creamier it is than store bought nut milk is.
Now we’re not saying that we make homemade nut milk every week, but we do make it as often as we can.
However, if you’re not a food blogger like we are, and in the kitchen creating a million recipes a week (now that’s hyperbole), then you may want to make your own on the weekly.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK WITH VANILLA AND MAPLE?
- You’ll only need four simple ingredients to make this simple homemade almond milk recipe.
2 cups of raw almonds
5 cups of water, filtered is best
3 tbsp of pure maple syrup
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE VANILLA MAPLE ALMOND MILK
Soak the almonds overnight or boil in water for 15 minutes.
Drain and rinse the almonds and blend with the remaining ingredients until the nuts are completely broken down.
Strain the milk in a nut bag.
That’s all you need to do to make this delicious and easy almond milk with maple syrup and vanilla.
HOW SHOULD YOU SERVE HOMEMADE MAPLE VANILLA ALMOND MILK?
Our favorite way to enjoy this delicious maple vanilla milk is to add it to coffee.
You can drink it in hot coffee or pour it over ice for a refreshing iced coffee.
HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK LAST?
- Store the almond milk in a clean pitcher or a large mason jar in the refrigerator.
- It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to five days.
- You may have to shake it or stir it before each use if the water and almonds separate.
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MAPLE-VANILLA ALMOND MILK
- 2 cups raw almonds soaked overnight or boiled for 15 minutes
- 6 cups water
- 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
- Put the almonds in a medium bowl and cover with water. Cover the bowl and soak overnight. See Note
- In the morning, the nuts should look plump and feel a little squishy.
- Drain the water and rinse the almonds. Put them in your blender. Rinse the bowl and set aside.
- Add six cups of filtered water to the blender and blend until the nuts are ground up. They should be the size of a grain of sand.
- Put a nut bag (the Zimtal, nut milk bag, available at Amazon.com is a great one) over the bowl and pour the milk from the blender into the bag to strain. Squeeze the bag to get all of the milk out. You'll probably have to do this in batches.
- Whisk in the 3 tbsp maple syrup and 1 tbsp of vanilla extract. Add more or less of each to suit your tastes.
- Pour the milk into a clean storage container with a lid. Preferably one that has a lip on it for easy pouring.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to five days.