Almond milk is extremely easy to make homemade, and is worlds above store-bought. This is one DIY that will NOT save you money – homemade almond milk is equally if not more expensive than store bought – because the store brands are significantly watered down. The quality is worth the cost if you enjoy the richer, creamier, more flavorful homemade version. Plus, you can use the leftover pulp for almond cookies!
1 cup whole, raw almonds
4 cups water
Soak almonds in water for 1 hour up to overnight
Blend almonds and soaking water until smooth
Use a painter’s cloth, nut milk bag or a sprout bag to strain the milk
Gently squeeze the liquid out of the pulp
Refrigerate and enjoy!
Tips / Notes
Almond milk only stays good for about 5 days, so make small batches and use up quickly
Stevia, agave or soaked pitted dates along with a pinch of salt may be added to add sweetness and flavor
The pulp can be made into flour and used for a variety of recipes