Homemade Almond Milk

I LOVE almond milk. Any nut milk really. So my boyfriend Bill pointed out a recipe in Bon Appetit magazine and we decided to make our own. So here it is:

1 cup Raw Almonds (no skin – sometimes labeled “blanched”)
4 cups Hot Water
4 tbsp. Natural Sweetner (we used maple syrup)
1/2 tsp. Salt
(This recipe yields about 1L of nut milk)

1) Soak in room temperature water for at least 12 hours

2) Drain nuts and toss soaking liquid out

3) Put nuts in a blender along with your natural sweetner, salt and hot water (NOT boiling – this will make your milk creamier) and start at a low speed and slowly build up to the fasted speed – about 2 minutes

4) Using a fine mesh strainer (or if you have nut milk bag lying around that will work too) strain out as much liquid as possible by pressing with a spatula

5) Et Voila! You’ve got yourself fresh natural nut milk. If you find it too thick for your liking, you can thin it out with some water. Keep chilled and give it a good shake before pouring. Will last for 3-4 days.


Bonus: if you add a 1/4 tsp of xanthum gum and emulsify with a hand blender; it will keep it from separating!

And what do you do with that leftover almond pulp?? Stay tuned! đŸ™‚

Natural Groove Gal


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