Easy Homemade Almond Milk

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Easy Homemade Almond Milk

  • What's in it?

Almond butter (raw or roasted, store bought or homemade), medjool dates, water, vanilla extract, salt

  • Where did I find it?

Food 52, A Smarter Way to Make Almond Milk (recipe from Laura Wright, The First Mess)

  • Why do I like it?

Not only is the best tasting almond milk, it is the easiest recipe I have tried.  Because you use almond butter (click here for recipe or use store bought - it works well with either) there is no straining or soaking.  No need to spend lots of time squeezing a nut milk bag or waiting for almonds to soak overnight or remove peels.

The flavor is so pure, you can really taste the almonds and other ingredients.  After having this, I don't think I can go back to store bought almond milk with all the fillers, stabilizers and other unwanted ingredients.

I have been using it to make a maca/dandelion tea latte (picture above) and chia pudding and both are so tasty it's amazing how much better it is than boxed milk!

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

I used medjool dates instead of maple syrup because it is not as sweet and has fiber and other health benefits.

I doubled the recipe because I am using it daily and need a big batch to have on hand! 

Note - I made it with raw almond butter (Trader Joe's) and also with organic, roasted almond butter (Costco) both worked out well and tasted great.

  • Want the recipe and article from Food 52's site?  CLICK HERE

  • Want the revised recipe (with dates/printable pdf)? CLICK HERE