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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.

Course Basics, Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword almond milk recipe, homemade almond milk, how to make almond milk
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 cups
Calories 213 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 4-5 cups water

Vanilla Almond Milk


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Video

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 Facts
How to Make Almond Milk (In 5 Minutes)
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.