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Monday, June 3, 2013

Homemade Almond Milk

Instagram is kinda a funny place. You can see what celebrities are eating for lunch, keep tabs on where all your acquaintances are right that second, and post too many pictures of your kid with piglets (guilty). It can also inspire you to drink almond milk.

Nick is a surfer and saw that Kelly Slater drinks almond milk so naturally now we are drinking more almond milk. I've always liked it and kept is in the house but now it's become more than a once in a while thing. I've made almond milk at home before but really liked this recipe so I wanted to share it with you.

Homemade Almond Milk
makes 3 1/2 cups
from Martha Stewart Living June 2013

1 cup whole raw almonds
4 cups water, divided
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or more if you like a strong vanilla flavor)
1 cheesecloth for straining

1. Place almonds in a blender. Bring 1 cup water to a boil; pour over almonds. Let stand 30 minutes.

2. Add remaining 3 cups water and vanilla; blend until frothy.

3. Pour through a fine sieve (I found cheesecloth worked best after trying a sieve) and discard solids.

Almond milk can be stored in refrigerator up to 5 days. Shake before serving.


  1. With the amount of almond milk I use, you'd think I would have made my own by now, but despite all of the wonderful tutorials, I haven't taken the time to do it. I think I'll do it this week. The vanilla extract is a good call. Vanilla makes almost everything taste better!

  2. Soaked dates also work great in place of the vanilla, and the pulp can be used in smoothies (rather than throwing it away)! Thanks for sharing!!

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