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How to Make Almond Milk - Quick Soak Method!

Learn how to make almond milk at home - it's SO easy and tastes a million times better than store-bought! No need to soak the nuts overnight.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Nora Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 4 cups water

For vanilla almond milk

  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Quick soak the almonds: Add the almonds to a small pot and cover with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and let soak for 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can soak the almonds overnight.
  • Drain the almonds, then add them to a high speed blender, along with the 4 cups of fresh water and maple syrup/vanilla, if desired, for slightly sweetened vanilla milk. Or keep it plain if you plan on using it for savory dishes.
  • Blend on high for 1-2 minutes until creamy and white.
  • Get out your nut milk bag, cheesecloth or even a thin clean dish towel.  Over a mixing bowl or large measuring cup, strain the milk through the nut bag, gathering it up and squeezing well to get every last bit of liquid you can. Discard almond pulp, or save for using in other recipes.
  • Transfer strained milk to glass jugs or other airtight containers. It will keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator, and can be frozen if needed. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Sweetener options: While I used maple syrup, you can sweeten the milk with a few dates or even a little granulated sugar. Add to taste, depending on your preferences, or leave out for unsweetened milk.
  2. Chocolate almond milk: Add 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and more sweetener, to taste. I added an extra 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, or 5 total, and my kids LOVED it!
  3. Strawberry almond milk: Add 1 cup of freeze dried strawberries (or 1-2 cups fresh strawberries) and increase the sweetener, to taste.
  4. If you are a smoothie fan, try freezing some almond milk in an ice cube tray, and adding a few cubes to your smoothie.

Nutrition

Serving: 1of 8 servings | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g