Make your own Almond Milk

I previously published this article almost a year ago, but wanted to bring it back to the forefront. I use it all the time and each time its easier and easier! Honestly, its a 5 minute process in my weekly meal prep.  What’s five more minutes? A week of almond milk, that’s what 😉 Hope you enjoy!

So I kept seeing postings about how easy it is to make your own almond milk and kept thinking, “I should try that! But…its easy to just buy…” Why not just buy a container of almond milk ready to go? Its not that much. Well, when I was completing a recent whole30 challenge I needed to cut out all preservatives so premade almond milk was out of the picture, but for our routine smoothies were not out. I decided to go for it and make my own batch and it turns out its SO EASY. Here’s the “recipe” I follow…which I’m not even sure I can call it that because its just 2 ingredients!!

1. Soak 1 c. almonds for 6-12 hours in a jar full of water

Step 1


2. Strain the almonds from the water and discard water

Step 2



3. Blend Almonds and 4 c. of fresh water in a food processor or blender

Step 3


4. To strain out the pieces, pour over a fine strainer or cheese cloth.Step 4

5. AND THAT’S IT! You can mix in honey, vanilla, cinnamon or even cacao! I like to mix it up with new flavors.

Whole30: For a sweetener thats Whole30 approved, go for dates! I would suggest blending the almonds and water to a pulp and then adding in the dates, blending and prior to continuing on to the straining.

You can keep it for 3-4 days in the fridge! YUM!


Now, go on and save some $$$ with homemade almond milk!!


Also, a HUGE thanks to my friend Alyssa for these awesome pictures and a fun afternoon!!

Posted in Drinks, Eats & Drinks
4 comments on “Make your own Almond Milk
  1. Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs says:

    I really need to do this! I got a new Blendtec this year so I have no more excuses.

  2. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes says:

    Wow, I had no idea it was that easy! I will definitely give this a try!

    • Colleen O'Connor says:

      Yay!! Awesome! Play around with amounts of almonds and water. I find that sometimes it can be a little more watered down if my almonds are smaller…not sure why, but honestly the flavor is so much better regardless.

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