How To Make Almond Milk

How To Make Almond Milk

Learn How To Make Almond Milk and you’ll never need to buy store-bought ones again. Easy step-by-step recipe with photos and flavorful taste loved by the entire family.

How To Make Almond Milk

Almonds are my favorite nuts and they are actually the most nutritious of all tree nuts; they are also beneficial in maintaining one’s health. Almonds have a delicate taste and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Benefits Of Almonds

Most importantly, they are heart-healthy; they contain monounsaturated fats and no cholesterol. Mono-saturated fats are healthy fats known to reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and prevent heart disease. Almonds also contain Vitamin E, an antioxidant beneficial in neutralizing free radicals.

How To Make Almond Milk

Studies showed that almonds will control the blood sugar level and prevent blood sugar surges, even when consumed with meals that normally cause blood sugar surges. Therefore eating almonds are beneficial in preventing diabetes.

Research has shown that a diet that involves intake of almonds is beneficial in a weight loss program, as the mono-saturated fats which are in the almonds prevent overeating and give a feeling of satiety.

Other nutrients are calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, potassium and zinc.

Making your own almond milk is quite simple and tastes delicious too. I use it as a non-dairy alternative in my smoothies, granola, muffins, etc. or basically anywhere milk would normally be used.


  • 1 cup almond
  • 4 cups water
  • 6 dates pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • pinch of sea salt (optional)




Sort and soak almonds in water for 8 hours or overnight (I find that when I soak the almonds they are easier to blend and digest better). Rinse almonds, place in blender with water. Blend until smooth, strain milk through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth.

Put the milk back into the blender along with dates (If dates are not soft, they may be soaked for 10 minutes in warm water), vanilla and sea salt blend again until smooth. Almond milk should be stored in a container with a tight-fitting lid and kept for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

If drinking almond milk not your thing? Then try this awesome homemade almond butter.

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Becca
    September 2, 2018

    I purchase almonds in bulk fro
    Amazon and make your recipe twice per week.

  2. Ymani
    February 1, 2018

    Yes! I make my almond milk using homemade almond butter, that way I don’t have to strain it and it’s no waste. For every 2 cups of water I add a tablespoon of almond butter. I sometimes add sea moss jelly to thicken it up and add more nutrients. I will try it with dates and vanilla though as specified in your recipe. Thanks

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 2, 2018

      Ymani, love your version of almond milk, thank you for sharing. I love sea moss jelly and would love to include it in recipes but I hesitate because it is pretty uncommon.

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  4. Rich Freeman
    April 14, 2017

    I’m about to cook your curry cabbage. Will let you know how it turns out.
    I’m vegetarian and love to cook…

  5. Robyn
    August 29, 2013

    Do you use raw almonds or toasted almonds?

  6. baski
    November 22, 2012

    what a great blog, thanks for sharing!
    and what about nuts leftover – are you using it?

  7. michelle Blackwood
    November 21, 2012

    I will post a recipe later, but its flax seeds, water, sweetener, and vanilla.

  8. baski
    November 18, 2012

    I’m interested in flax milk – could you please share how you are doing it?

  9. Michelle Blackwood
    March 21, 2012

    Thank you Juanita, I don’t have audiotapes but videos will be available soon and I’ll be happy to share with your audience. Thank you so much for your compliment and interest. Have a blessed day!

  10. JuanitaK
    March 16, 2012

    :) Love this page! DO YOU HAVE ANY AUDIO TAPES I COULD LISTEN TO? If you do, and the sound meets the criteria of our audio people, would you give permission for us to use your presentations on our radio station in the Florida Keys. We’ll be on the air and on the internet as well soon. I have no funds to pay you. Sorry to have to say that. But your material looks so good here, am sure your presentations would lead people to come back to this site. God bless you! Just tell me where I can hear you, OK? Thanks so much! Juanita Kretschmar (WISHING you HEALTH ‘N JOY! from WHNJ via POWER TO COPE with a HEALTHY BODY, MIND & SPIRIT–soon to be on the air!)

  11. Administrator Account
    March 14, 2012

    Anatasia, its always best to make your own. You know the exact ingredients, some companies use a lot of fillers to thicken the almond milk. You may be thinking it’s less expensive just to buy at the store, but maybe you are getting the least quality!

  12. anatasia
    February 22, 2012

    id love to give this a go – i buy it from the supermarket but might have to try to make some!

  13. Michelle Blackwood
    February 21, 2012

    Thanks Alyssa for stopping by my fellow Etsyian.

  14. FRAN
    February 21, 2012

    copy pl

  15. alyssa
    February 20, 2012

    Oooh, I am going to have to try this! I love almond milk! And I’m digging your blog – I just found it through Etsy :)

  16. Michelle Blackwood
    February 20, 2012

    Thank you for your comment, I also love almond milk smoothie with banana and strawberry delicious, will have to add the extra almond butter, thanks again

  17. Make healthy shakes at home
    February 20, 2012

    This sounds really good i stopped drinking cows milk and even soy milk for that matter and have switched to only almond and flax milk. I really like the taste of almond milk especially when mixed with strawberries AND BLUE BERRIES for even more protein i will add a couple teaspoons of almond butter blend in half of a banana and get wild and through in 1 piece of dark chocolate and blend.

  18. Michelle Blackwood
    February 19, 2012

    Hello Becky, I don’t believe you can use your kitchenaid. I have a Bosc which I believe is similar and I use it for making breads and whipping vegan whip cream and frosting but not for blending. You definitely need a blender, a blender can be purchased from around $20 upwards.

  19. Michelle Blackwood
    February 19, 2012

    You are welcome Nedelka, I also prefer almond milk over soy.

  20. Becky
    February 17, 2012

    Any tips on accomplishing this without a blender? I have a KitchenAid with all the gizmos, which gets me 99% of the way on everything, but from time to time I run across recipes like this that really just need a processor/blender and am at a loss for how to accommodate.

  21. Nedelka
    February 17, 2012

    I realized four years ago that “real milk” was meant for a calf to become a “real cow”, and I was becoming one by drinking it! When I decided to make the change to a plant-based lifestyle, I so disdained the consistency of soy milk that I did not drink any milk at all. I then learned of how to make my own almond milk, and the consistency and taste was awesome. I highly recommend it, even the basic recipe with two ingredients: raw almonds + distilled water. This recipe has the added taste and nutrition from the dates + vanilla, I will be trying it :) Thanks for sharing Michelle, God bless!