Overview

Ever made raw almond milk at home in your blender? It's surprisingly easy as long as you have a blender and a nut milk bag.
  • Prep Time

    10 min
  • Total Time

    10 min
  • Suggested Servings

    4 servings
  • Yield

    Varies
  • Shelf Life

    3 days in fridge
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Dump almonds into high-speed blender. Add 4 cups water. Blend for 1-2 minutes until smooth.
  • 2. Almond milk must be strained because it is pulpy (gritty). Pulp is very fine. Strain through a nut-milk bag (mesh/nylon/cheesecloth bag) to remove pulp. Almond milk is now ready.
  • 3. There will be some fine almond bits ("almond pulp") leftover in the nut milk bag. Squeeze any excess liquid from almond pulp. Store almond pulp in freezer for use later in other raw recipes.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

I used to be terrified of making raw almond milk recipes.  Instead, I made cashew milk as an alternative because raw cashew milk seemed easier since no straining was required.

However, now that I'm more price-conscious with my grocery bill, I've decided to make the switch from cashew milk to almond milk since almonds are much less expensive.  And now I'm wondering why I didn't make the switch sooner!

For me, the thought of "straining" with a nut milk bag was overwhelming. And a lot of almond milk instructions seem to be overly complex and way too detailed. However, it's really just a 2-step process: blend and strain!

I hope that you find my pared down instructions on how to make a basic raw almond milk recipe helpful.

Raw almond milk can be stored in the fridge for a few days (3-4) in a sealed container. It might separate. Just shake or stir and it'll look normal again. If it smells funky, throw it out. If you need to use it up before it goes bad, add it to a smoothie.

Q. Do you really need a "nut milk bag"?

Answer:

Yes!! Because I am cheap I thought I could Just use cheesecloth - which is super thin mesh material. However, it was a total disaster and basically didn't work because it was impossible to handle since the cheesecloth gets clogged up immediately and there is nowhere for the pulp to go. Thus, you need a nut-milk bag, which is basically similar to cheesecloth but because it is shaped like a sac it can hold all the excess pulp.

Other Batch Sizes

Almonds Water
1/2 cup almonds 2 cups water
1 cup almonds 4 cups water
1 1/2 cups almonds 6 1/2 cups water

Nutrition Overview

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  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is an excellent source of Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Riboflavin.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, Calcium, and Iron.

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xox Tamber :)

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Hi Christina, I bought mine locally, but here is a very similar nylon nut milk bag that I recommend: http://tinyurl.com/b5vocdj

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After the vitamix, put the pulp through a juicer - this gets most of the juice out and can save the need for a nut bag :). also coconut milk is amazing - just use the meat from brown coconuts with water - amazing!

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Regarding almonds being cheaper than cashews, that depends on where you buy them from. I found a fantastic company (Terrasoul) with fantastic products. Their cashews are less expensive than their almonds. However, they are both raw and organic. Further, their almonds are sourced from Spain, providing at least 2 benefits: (1) they are unpasteurized, and (2) they don't add to the worsening water problem in California. Of course, the downside is the environmental impact of importing them from farther away (for those who live farther away from Spain than from California).

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Hi Chuck, thanks for sharing that info! :)

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Thank you! I wanted to try this for so long, How many calories are there in a cup?

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Hi Jessica, I have the calorie count listed under ounces, so I converted the ounces. 1.25 cups = 206 calories, so 1 cup would be less than that.

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Hi, this is a total new venture for me. I was wondering if I should "Soak" my almonds? other recipes call for it but didn't notice that here or in instructions.

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It is not NECESSARY to soak, but soaking is a good thing, similar to buying 100% organic produce. But sometimes it’s not feasible/realistic to do either. But ideal to do both – for sure. Also, I don’t like for people to get too caught up with doing everything “perfectly” because it can cause overwhelm and eventually falling off the wagon. Therefore, I recommend not soaking unless it’s specifically stated in the recipe.

Here’s a free video where I discuss nut soaking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDWB7jv8E8%20rel=

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To make my Almond Milk - I use the Soyabella Milk Maker by Tribest (at Amazon it is $109.95) It makes 4 cups at a time - and I currently use 1 cup daily in a Smoothie - and LOVE it!!! :-)

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Hi Sandie! Thanks for sharing that. Lovely!

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Brilliant instructions thank you! I had a brainwave and used a jelly straining bag - it was amazing! Because it was elasticated at the top, I could put it over different sized jars and it strained really well. I highly recommend a jelly straining bag - I found mine in Lakeland (uk based shop) So much cheaper!!

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Thanks for sharing that, Abigail! :)

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Hi, the video seems to be missing.

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Thanks, will check that out.

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I use a paint bag from Home Depot to strain the milk...3/4$ and WAY STRONGER(I think) than the regular nmb. Oh yeah, you get two! Can't beat that :)

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Haha genius Freckles! I wonder what its made out of?

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That looks really good!

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Thanks Jade! It's handy to have around

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I've just soaked and dehydrated a batch of almonds for eating but was wondering if i can still use them for making almond milk- and if so do i need to re-soak them again?

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Hi Matt,

No need to soak

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Would you recommend soaking and peeling the almonds before blending?

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My answer - if you want to :) Here are my feelings on nut soaking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhDWB7jv8E8

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oh sorry as I read on, I saw my question already asked and answered.

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:)

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Hi Rawtarian!
I loooove home made almond milk!! I love it so much that I don't dare to add anything in it! Just plain is awesome. I use my Vitamix and I don't strain my milk. I have to try cashew milk one day. But strangely, I don't really like hazelnut milk.
Thanks for your great recipes you share with us!
Loora, Montreal

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So glad you enjoy your milk, Loora! I like it plain too, it doesn't need anything. I do find that I have to strain it though, it's too gritty for me otherwise. But I wish I didn't mind it without straining - it would be that much easier to make!

I made brazil nut milk once and I didn't care for it

cashew is good, a nice change

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Hi rawtarian love your recipes so much just wondering about the almond milk must u soak the almonds before u make it or can u use dry almond thanks a lot

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