Recipe 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

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 90 out of 100
  • 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.

Amounts per 271 g (10 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 206 8 %
Protein 7 g 13 %
Fat 18 g 23 %
Carbohydrates 7 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 12 %
Sugars 1.7 g
Calcium 100 mg 10 %
Iron 1.3 mg 10 %
Sodium 8 mg
Source: USDA

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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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Hi Caity,

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.

Sometimes I soak my almonds overnight in a bowl in the fridge and then rinse before blending. But most of the time I don't soak because it takes too long

Hope this helps!

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Alison's Review

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The best water to almond ratio i have tried - great milk and my son who has a problem with dairy has even deigned to use it on his cereal.
I use it on cereal and in shakes - yum.
Thanks for sharing another great recipe.

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My pleasure Alison. And I'm glad you were able to use the pulp and make little treats with them too!

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Hi there - you do you soak your almonds prior to making almond milk? If so, is this true of other nuts and grains as well?

Thanks! Looking forward to trying my own almond milk. I can drink this stuff all day long.

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Hi Karen,

In my recipes, I do not soak unless it specifically states to do so. In the case of almond milk, sometimes I soak and sometimes I don't. Mostly it depends on how busy I am :)

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