How to Make 2-Ingredient Homemade Almond Milk (Nut Milk Recipe)

3 Cups
12 hr 15 min

Learn how to make almond milk at home and discover almond milk benefits. This homemade nut milk recipe is easier to make than you might think, and you can save a lot of money by making your own. This healthy drink requires just two ingredients and there’s no added sugar. As homemade almond milk has healthy fats compared to cow’s milk, it makes a great dairy free alternative for drink recipes and baking, as well as in homemade coffee creamer recipes.

Creamy Almond Milk

Many years ago, I noticed that too much dairy makes my eczema flare up. As a result, I gave up milk entirely. I’ve since switched to drinking only plant based milk. Cow’s milk also causes inflammation in my body, which isn’t good, especially when you suffer from fibro like I do. Too much milk can cause a pain flare, which renders me useless for a few days.Almond milk is a popular cow’s milk alternative because it has a creamy texture similar to milk. It also has a slightly nutty flavor that compliments most dishes and a number of nutritional benefits.

Almond milk can be purchased in a variety of flavors including unflavored, vanilla or chocolate. This makes this homemade nut milk perfect for a wide variety of drinks and baked goods.

Since I use mainly almond milk in my recipes, I wanted to learn how to make creamy almond milk to save money. I also like having a homemade almond milk recipe on hand. It means I don’t have to make a trip to the store just for more milk. I can simply make this homemade nut milk recipe when I need more.It’s important to note that when you learn how to make your own nut milk, the almonds do need to soak for at least 8 hours. I let mine soak overnight for more like 12 hours, but you’ll definitely need to plan ahead to make this homemade almond milk recipe. Once the nuts are ready, it only takes about 15 minutes to make your own plant based milk.

Keep reading for answers to common questions on how to make your own nut milk and to discover homemade almond milk benefits.

Is it Cheaper to Make Your Own Almond Milk?

Learning how to make creamy almond milk can save you money, but not necessarily. It depends on the price of almond milk in your area and the price of almonds. It is cheaper for me, but ultimately it depends on the costs at your local grocery store. In addition, when getting started, you’ll also need to make a one time purchase for a nut bag and a blender. If you already have a blender, then the cost for the reusable nut bag will be nominal.

Almonds can be stored for up to a year, so I buy several months worth when they are on sale. I store them in the freezer to extend their shelf life. This helps offset the cost. Therefore, my homemade almond milk recipe is cheaper than buying almond milk from my local grocer.

How Long Does Nut Milk Last?

Your homemade almond milk recipe will last about 4 to 5 days when stored in the refrigerator.

If the milk sours before then, make sure you sterilize your equipment and run your jars through the dishwasher on the sanitize setting. You can also pour boiling water in them.

How Many Calories Does Almond Milk Have?

This homemade almond milk recipe has about 50 to 60 calories per 8 ounce serving. That’s about half of the calories of cow’s milk. In addition to being a low calorie food, almond milk also has a number of nutritional benefits that make it a great choice for natural health and wellness.

Homemade Almond Milk Benefits and Nutrition Information

Not only does learning how to make almond milk at home save you money, but almond milk has nutritional benefits too.Homemade almond milk benefits include:This homemade almond milk recipe is a low calorie food with just 60 calories per cup.

Since it’s unsweetened, it’s low in natural sugar. One cup will have one or two grams of carbs, and that’s mostly fiber as this recipe has no added sugar.Almonds are a good source of Vitamin E. However, not all of the Vitamin E transfers to the almond milk recipe. Most commercial almond milk manufacturers add more Vitamin E.

Many manufacturers also add calcium because many people use almond milk as an alternative to cow’s milk. Note that homemade almond milk nutrition won’t include calcium. (If you’re like my mom, then this is important as she is supposed to limit her calcium intake as much as possible as instructed by her doctor.)

Store bought almond milk is often fortified with Vitamin D. Again, your homemade almond milk recipe won’t have Vitamin D so supplement as needed.There are other homemade almond milk benefits. This healthy drink recipe is also lactose free, vegan and dairy free. Lactose intolerance can affect up to 75 percent of people, and learn how to make your own nut milk can provide an alternative.

Be sure to visit the original post on how to make nut milk here. There I also share:

  • Whether or not almond milk is keto-friendly
  • Ways to make almond milk taste better
  • How to make plant-based milk thicker
  • Whether or not you can freeze almond milk
  • Info on making almond milk without soaking almonds
  • Why your nut milk is separating
  • Nutritional information
How to Make 2-Ingredient Homemade Almond Milk (Nut Milk Recipe)
Recipe details
  • 3  Cups
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 12 Hours Total time: 12 hr 15 min
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  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 cups filtered water

Soak almonds for at least 8 hours in warm, filtered water. You can let them soak for 12 to 14 hours if needed.
After you soaked the almonds, clean them and drain them. Place them in a high speed blender with filtered water.
Blend for several minutes until the almonds are completely processed.
Place the nut milk bag over a deep bowl or jar.
Pour the liquid into the nut milk bag and gently squeeze the liquid out. Press until all of the liquid is released.
  • When using 3 cups of water to make this nut milk, the result is a creamy almond milk that is well suited for lattes, smoothies or other vegan products like almond ricotta or mozzarella. However, if you prefer a thinner plant based milk, simply add one or two more cups of water until you find the perfect consistency to meet your needs.
  • You can save the leftover pulp from this nut milk to make almond flour or to use in cookie recipes.
  • Shake the almond milk prior to each use.
  • This homemade almond milk recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Rebecca D. Dillon
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