Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk

Because homemade almond milk doesn’t contain any artificial preservatives, it has a shorter shelf life than the almond milk you purchase in the store. Only make what you plan to drink in 2 to 3 days. For vanilla almond milk, place 2 pitted dates and 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract in the blender with almonds and soaking water.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 12 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup unsalted almonds
  • 2 cups filtered water


  • Place almonds in a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak, uncovered, for 8 to 12 hours or overnight.
  • After 8 to 12 hours, drain soaking water into a blender and rinse almonds.
  • Add rinsed almonds to the blender with soaking water and blend for 2 minutes.
  • Place nut bag or cheesecloth over a container and pour blended almond mixture into the nut bag or cheesecloth.
  • Twist nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze the contents, allowing all of the liquid to seep into the container. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.