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A glass of chocolate, strawberry, and plain almond milk in a row with black and white straws in the glasses and almonds scattered next to them on a white table.

How to Make Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is so easy and delicious. We also show you how to make vegan refined sugar-free chocolate and strawberry milk. 

Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword almond milk, vanilla almond milk, vegan almond milk
Prep Time 5 minutes
Soaking Time 12 hours
Servings 6 cups
Calories 490 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 3 cups almonds see note
  • 6 cups filtered water


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 2 cups strawberries stems removed
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup see note
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder cocoa powder will work as well
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, cover the almonds in water.and soak overnight. If you're in a hurry you can boil the almonds in water for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they're soft and puffy. Drain and rinse. 

  2. After soaking overnight, drain the water and rinse the almonds in a strainer. Blend the almonds and the six cups of water in a blender until the almonds are not visible. They should be the size of a grain of sand.

  3. Blend the almonds and the six cups of water in a high power blender until the almonds break down and solid pieces are almost invisible. 

  4. Place a nut bag over a large bowl and pour the milk in a nut bag. Twist the top of the bag and squeeze the liquid into the bowl. You'll probably have to do this in batches. 

  5. Enjoy your fresh almond milk. Refrigerate. Drink within three days.


  1. Put the 2 cups almond milk, 2 cups strawberries, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy, approximately 1 minute. 


  1. Add the 2 cups almond milk, 1 tbsp cacao powder, 2 tbsp maple syrup, and 1 tsp vanilla and blend for 1 minute, or until smooth and creamy. 

Recipe Notes

  • The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.


  • If you like a sweeter milk, add more syrup. If you don't like maple syrup you can use agave syrup. 
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Almond Milk
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 231mg10%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin C 28.2mg34%
Calcium 418mg42%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.