How to Make Almond Milk {step-by-step photos}
Author: Janelle
Enjoy nutritious homemade almond milk at home with this simple recipe.
  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 4 cups filtered or bottled water
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract, optional
  1. First, place raw almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Leave to sit (uncovered) overnight or for about 8 hours. This is a very important part of the process because the almonds are softened and much easier to blend after they are soaked.
  2. Drain the almonds and add to the blender, along with the fresh, bottled water.
  3. Blend on high speed for 2 minutes. It will look like this when finished.
  4. Now, it’s time to strain the mixture. Place a fine sieve over a large bowl.
  5. Pour the mixture through the sieve (until it almost fills to the top) and push the almond pulp through the sieve using a spatula until all of the “milk” comes through. Depending on the size of your sieve, you will need to do this a couple times since the sieve can only hold so much mixture.
  6. You will be left with almond pulp, which you can save to make some nutritious homemade almond flour (simply place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake at the lowest possible temperature (about 200 F is usually ok) for 2-4 hours, or until the flour is dry). If you don’t feel like making the almond flour right away, you can freeze the pulp until you are ready.
  7. Carefully pour the strained milk into a jar or bottle.
  8. Store in refrigerator and use within 5-7 days.
Recipe by the chic brûlée at