How to Make Almond Milk

Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own—we'll show you how!

How to Make Almond Milk

If you love almond milk, here's a little secret: Making your own is super-easy! With just one ingredient (yep, almonds) and a few simple steps, you can DIY a smooth, creamy version in your own kitchen. Here's how:

What You'll Need:

2 cups raw, unsalted almonds

What to Do:

  • Place the nuts in a bowl, cover with water, and let sit at room temperature for several hours or overnight. Rinse and drain the nuts.
  • Add the drained nuts to a blender with 5 cups water. Blend until smooth, 1-2 minutes.
  • Position a handheld strainer lined with a few layers of cheesecloth over a large bowl. Pour the mixture into the strainer and let the liquid drip through.
  • Position a funnel over a jug or bottle. Pour the milk into the funnel. Serve immediately or chill for up to 4 days.

Recipe courtesy of Dina Cheney, author of The New Milks: 100-Plus Dairy-Free Recipes for Making and Cooking With Soy, Nut, Seed, and Coconut Milks.