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Homemade Almond Milk (no-waste recipe)

Author: Traffic Light Cook
You can now enjoy almond milk without worrying about what to do with the leftover almond meal. This almond milk recipe incorporates almond meal and tastes creamy, delicious, and homemade.  
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Beverage, non-dairy milk
Cuisine Global, Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 6 cups
Calories 79 kcal


  • 1/2 cup raw almonds (soaked for 10 hours, or at least 6 hours in hot water)
  • 6 cup water (filtered, room temperature)
  • 1 medjool date (or any other variety, optional)


  • Soak almonds overnight or for ten hours. If in a hurry, soak in hot (not boiling) water for at least 6 hours. Throw away the soak water and rinse soaked almonds under running water in a sieve or colander. 
  • Boil 4 cups water in a pan and add soaked almonds. Let the almonds boil for about 90 seconds. The goal is to soften almonds enough to get well blended with water. Transfer blanched almonds to a colander and let cool to room temperature. 
  • Peel almonds and add to blender with water and medjool date (if using). Blend till well mixed. Transfer milk to a glass bottle or any other storing container. This will stay fresh in an air-tight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days. Enjoy! 


To make cinnamon-flavor version add 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
For vanilla-flavor version add 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
Update: 11/09/2018
Increased the amount of filtered water to 6 cups per 1/2 cup of almonds. The milk still comes out pretty creamy with higher yield and lower fat content. 


Serving: 1cupCalories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gCalcium: 42mgIron: 0.5mg
Keyword Almond milk
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