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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. 
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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: 490kcal
Author: Linda Meyer

Ingredients

  • 3 cups almonds see note
  • 6 cups filtered water

STRAWBERRY MILK

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

CHOCOLATE MILK

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

Instructions

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

STRAWBERRY MILK

  • 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. 

CHOCOLATE MILK

  • 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. 

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

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 621mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 28.2mg | Calcium: 418mg | Iron: 3mg