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How to Make Almond Milk

4.89 from 9 votes
Learn how to make Almond Milk for a delicious non-dairy alternative you can use for smoothies, curries, soups and for all of your baking recipes.
Almond Milk - Easy step by step recipe for delicious Almond milk.

Hi Bold Bakers!

Welcome to the fourth and final episode of my Bold Baking Boot Camp. This week we are learning How to Make Almond Milk and other non-dairy milks Cashew Milk and Coconut Milk. In previous weeks we covered how to make Gluten-Free Flours, a Sugar Substitute Chart and a Weight Conversion Chart, so if you missed those you can always catch up.

Whether you eat dairy free or not, nut milks have made their way into our everyday diets. We have them in drinks like coffee, smoothies and also curries and soups. They taste great and they are incredibly easy to make. I’m going to show you how to make 3 of the most popular non-dairy milks.

We have come a long way in recent years from thinking that dairy free, gluten free and vegan ingredients and recipes are just for those who are intolerant or have a particular diet. Chefs and restaurants have educated themselves and learned how to serve up 5 star food that is geared towards anyone who wants to eat a particular way.

Almond Milk is a creamy and delicious non-dairy milk that is high in protein. You can also out my recipes for Cashew milk and Coconut milk.

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Important Note: You can replace Non-Dairy Milks for regular milk or water in your recipes. The equation is equal parts 1:1 ratio.

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How to Make Almond Milk

4.89 from 9 votes
Learn how to make Almond Milk for a delicious non-dairy alternative you can use for smoothies, curries, soups and for all of your baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 quart
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Learn how to make Almond Milk for a delicious non-dairy alternative you can use for smoothies, curries, soups and for all of your baking recipes.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (50z/142g) almonds, raw unsalted
  • 4 cups (32floz/900ml) filtered or purified water

Instructions

  • Soak your nuts in 4 cups of water (2 pints) for 8 hours at room temperature.
  • Discard soaking water and rinse your nuts in a collinder
  • Place soaked nuts and fresh new water in high speed blender. Cover and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. It will be milky and have a bit of foam on the top.
  • Strain milk through a clean tea towel or a nut bag and squeeze into a bowl.
  • Store in a covered glass jar, bottle or pitcher in the refrigerator, it’ll be good for about 4-5 days.
  • Feel free to add vanilla, cinnamon or other flavors to your milk.

Recipe Notes

I find that 1 cup of nuts is more than enough for 1 quart of milk, some people prefer 2 cups.
These same instructions work for any nut that you prefer to use. Though, generally almonds are my go-to choice.
Separation is totally natural with homemade nut milks, just be sure to shake it up just before serving.

And in case you missed previous episodes, make sure to get my Homemade Gluten Free flours  and Weight Conversion Chart.

 

 

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Tawni
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Tawni
8 days ago

A french press is perfect for straining nut milk!

Tom Cerny
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Tom Cerny
2 months ago

Can I use reverse osmosis water? Thank you for ALL the information on your website. I’m constantly learning from you.

julieah65
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julieah65
2 months ago

I’m excited to try this. 1 cup of nuts and 4 cups water to soak them in. However you don’t say how much water to blend with the nuts.

It can’t be 4cups because it only makes one quart.

I presume it is 1 cup of water is that right?
Thanks

chai
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chai
5 months ago

How long can you store the milk? Thank you

Taj
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Taj
1 year ago

Are nut milks also rich in calcium? Would they be a better alternative to drinking whole milk? Thanks and keep making awesome videos <3

MarthaJohnson
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MarthaJohnson
1 year ago

I made milk! How amazing is that? I saw your blender and got one…. It makes the best Margaritas.

Thank you for inspiring me to get back to basics.

Martha

jeanniehuang101
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jeanniehuang101
1 year ago

This is so good! I tried this recipe! I sweetened it with honey. I love this. I’m going to post a picture soon of my result

Mayanka Khetarpal
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Mayanka Khetarpal
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

Have 2 questions
1) How do I make the almond milk sweet?
2) If I need to make it look colourful for the kids or add some flavour what can I add?

Thanks,
Mayanka

Destiny Vasquez
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Destiny Vasquez
1 year ago

If I wanted to make a bigger batch of Almond milk would I use 1 cup of soaked almonds to 4 cups of fresh water?
So for every 1 cup of soaked almonds it’s 4 cups of fresh water?

David
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David
1 year ago

Hi. Is it possible to use chopped almond and not soak them in the water?

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