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Homemade Almond Milk

Foodkacee geoffroyComment

I can't lie and say I don't feel fancy in making my own almond milk! So fancy!!!!   I had a free weekend about a month ago and thought I'd give it a whirl after inspecting store brands and having a hard time finding one without a bunch of nonsense junk in them.  I knew my aunt had been making her own for a while and so I reached out to see what her tried and true recipe was.  Her's sounded nice and simple so I gave it a try.  I'm hooked!!!  I will never drink another milk ever again!  I also find so much satisfaction in making something that is good for my body along with giving it to my kids.  Now there are loads of different ingredients that you could play with when making almond milk but here is the one I've been mastering.  

Homemade almond milk


You will need: 

yield approx. 3-4 cups milk

4 cups unsalted organic almonds

1 1/2 quartz size mason jars ( or roughly 3 cups) filtered water

1 TBS organic vanilla

4  organic Manjool dates

nut bag


Milk jar

Homemade Almond milk


To make: 

Soak almonds in a airtight container overnight with approx 4 cups water.  I usually like to make sure my almonds are covered with water by about 2 inches.  

In the morning, strain your almonds and add to blender.  Add your vanilla extract, water and dates and blend until smooth.  

Open and drop your nut bag into a container ( I use large tupperware).  Pour almond mixture into bag.  

Squeeze the milk out of the bag, wringing out all the liquid. 

I like to store my almond milk in a cute vintage milk jar.  Milk is good for about 5 days.