Homemade Almond Milk (Vegan)

Homemade Almond Milk is super easy to make yourself.  Great for those who need a dairy free option!  Making your own nut milk is very easy and its even kid approved!


Homemade Almond Milk


I have learned a few tricks along the way that I will pass on to you.  First, I by the raw almonds in bulk from our farmers market.

They can be pricey, so I tend to buy a large amount when they are on sale.  Second, make sure you have a good quality Ultra Fine Cheesecloth.

If you treat it well, you can reuse it over and over.  Simply, rinse and hang dry.  Third, get all your supplies out.  I made a huge mess the first time I did it.

You can also watch a video of me doing this below.  For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube Channel.


Things you will need:

  • A fine mesh strainer
    A bowl or pitcher
    Ultra Fine Cheesecloth
    A big plate or baking sheet for the leftover meal
    A blender ( I actually did mine in smaller batches with a magic bullet)


Homemade Almond Milk



Homemade Almond Milk


Homemade Almond Milk


Homemade Almond Milk


Homemade Almond Milk

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Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

Prep Time 15 min


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 4 cups water (you can play around with the water depending on if you want a thicker or thinner result)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (I use crushed vanilla bean .)


  1. Soak almonds overnight.
  2. Rinse the almonds until the water comes out clean.
  3. Blend the almonds, water and vanilla in a blender for about 2 minutes. 
  4. Then have your cheesecloth, strainer and bowl ready for the “milking”.
  5. Squeeze the meal inside the cheesecloth until no more liquid comes out.  This takes a bit of muscle. Once complete the left over liquid is the milk.


Recipe Notes

Once all the water is out, dump the meal onto a plate or baking sheet. You are left with almond meal afterwards. Don’t throw this meal out. It can be dried out in the oven and used in place of flour. It is also gluten free. I set my oven to 200 and bake it for about an hour. It will make your house smell like yummy almond cookies. Before using as flour, I would suggest that you process it into a finer, flour like consistency.

To store the milk, choose a bottle that you can shake because the milk will separate. It can probably keep well for about a week in the fridge although mine never lasts that long.

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126 thoughts to “Homemade Almond Milk (Vegan)”

  1. Is there a baking difference between almond meal and almond flour, or can I just substitute the meal for flour when it's in a recipe?
  2. We drink a lot of almond milk in my house, approximately 2 gallons in 8-9 days. Do you think this would be cost effective seeing as nuts are so expensive? I love the idea of getting rid of all the extra garbage that's in the store bought stuff, but I'm afraid I'm going to become a slave to the almonds.
    1. I have tried the figure that out before. Honestly, I think the price would still be the same. You would just be getting the almond milk without the additives.
  3. I would like to try this! In the meantime (since I don't have all the ingredients and utensils needed) are there certain brands of almond milk that are better than others? I live in the middle of nowhere (no health or whole food stores are available) so my only choices are Silk and Blue Diamond.

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