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Homemade almond milk pouring into a jar

How to Make Almond Milk (In 5 Minutes)

How to make almond milk that's super rich and creamy in only five minutes with healthy ingredients.
Cook 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Recipe Makes (Approximate): 4 cups


  • high-speed blender
  • nut milk bag or cheesecloth and strainer


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 4-5 cups water

Vanilla Almond Milk


  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Start with 4 cups water. Cover and blend on high for 2 minutes until completely smooth. Add the remaining 1 cup water to reach the desired texture.
  • Place a nut milk bag or strainer, lined with 2-3 layers of cheesecloth, over a bowl. Pour the mixture through then wring the bag or cheesecloth to squeeze out the remaining liquid from the pulp.
  • Discard pulp or use in an almond pulp recipe. Keep homemade almond milk in a glass or metal jar or airtight container in the fridge for about 3-5 days.

Recipe Notes

For plain almond milk, use just 1 cup almonds and 4-5 cups water.
For a lightly sweetened vanilla almond milk, use the almonds, water, dates, and vanilla extract.
For an almond creamer, you can use even less water. Start with 2 1/2 cups and work up to 3 1/2-4 cups water.
If on Whole30, omit dates and vanilla extract.

Nutrition Information (Approximate)

Serving Size: 1cupCalories: 213calProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 264mgTotal Carbs: 9gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gNet Carbs: 4gCalcium: 102mgIron: 1.3mg
Recipe By: Cheryl Malik