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{VIDEO} How To Make Homemade Almond Milk – 3 Ways!

January 5, 2016

An easy video tutorial on how to make homemade almond milk, 3 different ways! From classic vanilla, to spicy chai and decadent chocolate, this step-by-step tutorial will teach you how.

Oh man, are you guys in for a treat today. I remember the first time I had homemade almond milk. I could not believe how much BETTER it tasted that store bought almond milk. So rich, so creamy and simple to make. I’m sharing a base almond milk recipe plus three variations to spice it up… literally. For anyone with a lactose intolerance or anyone who wants to try a new plant based milk substitute, this recipe is for you!

An easy video tutorial on how to make homemade almond milk, 3 different ways! From classic vanilla, to spicy chai and decadent chocolate, this step-by-step tutorial will teach you how.

Is homemade almond milk good for you?

YES! The best thing about homemade almond milk (other than the insanely delicious flavor) is the ingredient list. To make the base recipe, it’s just three ingredients: almonds, water and maple syrup. Conventional almond milk typically has more ingredients, added sugar and preservatives. Avoid all of that by making your own!

 

Is homemade almond milk cheaper?

Great question. It depends on what almond milks you’re buying. If you’re buying the good stuff… you know which brands I’m talking about, the price is probably comparable. If you’re buying the store brand almond milk, you can probably buy it cheaper than you can make it. Having said that, it’s not super expensive to make! The highest cost is the almonds but you only need 1 cup of almonds per batch of homemade almond milk. I like to buy my almonds from the bulk section at the grocery store to stock up.

An easy video tutorial on how to make homemade almond milk, 3 different ways! From classic vanilla, to spicy chai and decadent chocolate, this step-by-step tutorial will teach you how.

How long does homemade almond milk last in the fridge?

If you store your almond milk in a air-tight container in the fridge, it will last you 3-5 days. I have a new ritual of making a batch of almond milk on Sunday or Monday and enjoying it throughout the week.

An easy video tutorial on how to make homemade almond milk, 3 different ways! From classic vanilla, to spicy chai and decadent chocolate, this step-by-step tutorial will teach you how.

Ingredients in Homemade Almond Milk

  • raw almonds
  • water
  • maple syrup

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

The hardest part of making homemade almond milk is remembering to soak your almonds. Seriously! Place your raw almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Let the almonds and water sit overnight or for at least 6-8 hours. 

Strain the soaked almonds and place in a blender. Add 4 cups of water to the blender and blend until smooth – I usually blend for 45 seconds to 1 minute. 

When the mixture in your blender is smooth, place a nut milk bag or several layers of cheesecloth over a large bowl. Pour the blender mixture through the nut milk bag or cheesecloth and gently squeeze until all of the liquid is in the bowl and you’re left with almond meal in the bag. 

Add in the maple syrup and any other desired flavors to the almond milk and mix. That’s it! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. Give the milk a good shake before serving.

 

 

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Homemade Almond Milk – 3 Ways!

  • Prep Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
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Ingredients

for the vanilla flavored:

for the chai flavored:

for the chocolate flavored:

Other supplies:

Instructions

  1. Place almonds in a bowl and fill bowl with water until almonds are covered.
  2. Let soak overnight, or for at least 6-8 hours.
  3. Strain almonds and place in blender.
  4. Add 4 cups of water to blender and blend until smooth (my blender takes about 45 sec-1 min of blending).
  5. Place nut milk bag or several layers of cheese-cloth over a large bowl of jug.
  6. Pour contents of blender through nut-milk bag or cheese-cloth to strain and squeeze bag until all liquid has been removed.
  7. Add in maple syrup and then flavor with desired flavorings, as listed above.
  8. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  9. Shake before using.

An easy video tutorial on how to make homemade almond milk, 3 different ways! From classic vanilla, to spicy chai and decadent chocolate, this step-by-step tutorial will teach you how #homemadealmondmilk #almondmilk #diyalmondmilk

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  • Reply
    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    January 5, 2016 at 8:15 am

    YAYYY! I’m literally going to stock up on all the nuts and make my own milk STAT. Obsessed.
    P.S. I’m scheming a Toronto trip soon 😉

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    January 5, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Lovely! I always like reading about your blogging friendships, it’s always fun and heartwarming to see how bloggers support and cheer on each other 😀

    And btw Davida, you are my inspiration to start making videos in 2016. It’s still a faraway goal, but iT’s on my to do list 😉

    • Reply
      The Healthy Maven
      January 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

      YOU GOT THIS!!! Stay tuned on the TBP Challenge cause I’ll be sharing more about how I make my videos 🙂

      • Reply
        Erin Kurt
        January 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm

        Yay, can’t wait to hear more about the video process.

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    Jen
    January 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

    These milks looks amazingly tasty! I just started making my own almond milk and I can’t wait to try these new recipes!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Maven
      January 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Wonderful! I just love making my own almond milk. If you can remember to soak the nuts in advance, it really is so simple!

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    Nikky
    January 5, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I’m so excited for 2016 and what it has in store. Meeting you and Lee along with some other amazing bloggers/youtubers last year was one of the best things and Im so grateful for the friendships I’ve made. So much of the progress I made in 2015 with my blog and food photography is because of you ladies and I cant thank you enough. Watching your YouTube career grow is amazing. You’re like an online triple threat business lady (is that’s even a thing) LOL Love you so much and I wish nothing but the best for you this year. Cheers to a healthy and successful year filled with lots of almond milk and green juices haha xo

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 5, 2016 at 11:22 am

      STOP BLUSHING!!! Love you too Nik! Lee and I are sending so much green juice detox love vibes from Malibu right now. Love that that one PV date started it all. Can’t wait to watch big things unfold for you this year! xoox

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    Lindsey Bomgren
    January 5, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Making my own nut milk has been on my bucket list for quite some time — you’ve officially inspired me! Love the video!
    xo-Lindsey

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 5, 2016 at 11:23 am

      aw thanks gorgeous! Can we team up for a video next time I’m in the cities?!? #letsdoit!

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    Les @ The Balanced Berry
    January 5, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Loveeee this! I have been wanting to make my own nut milk forever but never got around to it. I’ll have to give it a try 😉 And I love hearing about bloggers meeting in real life! I’ve had the chance to meet a few bloggers who live here in Seattle (including Taylor from Food Faith Fitness – loved her!) and it’s been great every time.

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    Bethany @ Athletic Avocado
    January 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    What a great post! I can’t wait to make the chai version, it sounds incredible!

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    Sahar Aman
    January 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I love this video. I’m so happy to have met you last year – your energy is always so inspiring and empowering. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for all of us, our friendship and the Kardashians!!!! Wishing you all the health, happiness and best in the world you gorgeous girl! Sending you loads of love and hugs xoxo

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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    January 6, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Did I ever tell you about the time I made almond milk but forgot to strain it? Delicious but probably like bazillion calories per serving and so filling.

    Here’s to 2016! And our continued friendship! Love ya lady! xo

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    Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls
    January 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    This is awesome! I hate how a lot of commercial almond milks have a bunch of additives and sugars, so this is perfect! I also love how your recipe takes like zero time. Always a plus. 😉

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      The Healthy Maven
      January 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      EXACTLY! Besides soaked the almonds, you can literally have almond milk in 2 minutes or less! the best 🙂

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    Cassie
    January 6, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I was SO HAPPY to see this collab! I’m such a huge fan of both you and Nikki!

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    Stacie, RDN @ Simply Nourished Recipes
    January 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Love your videos! Just linked out to this recipe post/video in my next blog. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Maven
      January 9, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Aw you’re too sweet! Working on editing another video right now and this was just the motivation I needed to finish it!

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