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Grandma's Homemade Almond Milk

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This is a quick (and very easy) recipe to help you create the most delicious, fresh, dairy-free nut milk. My grandma always made her own nut milk - she liked to serve this warm and cold depending upon the season. If it's cold out, warm 1 cup of nut milk in a saucepan with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon for a nourishing, comforting drink. In the summertime, serve chilled, blended with ½ frozen banana or ½ cup frozen blueberries to enjoy a satisfying, health-supportive beverage. YUM! After pre-soaking your almonds, it doesn't take much to make and enjoy this delicious, preservative-free almond milk. Thanks to my grandma, I continue to enjoy such an affordable way to be healthy and happy!

Grandma's Homemade Almond Milk

  • Servings: Up to 1 litre (2-4 cups)


  • 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds, pre-soaked the night before.
  • 2-4 cups water (depending upon preferred consistency: 2 cups = thick, creamy milk. 4 cups water = thin milk)
  • High powered blender
  • Piece of cheesecloth or nut milk bag


  1. Pre-soak almonds overnight (at least 8 hours) in water - use enough water to cover all the almonds
  2. Drain and rinse almonds before combining with 2-4 cups of filtered water in blender
  3. Blend on high until water turns white and milky (about 1-2 mins)
  4. Pour milk through cheesecloth or nut milk bag into a jug (to serve) or jar (to store in fridge up to 5 days). Save almond pulp to use in cake or muffin recipes!
  5. Enjoy nut milk with your breakfast, in smoothies or as a delicious milk alternative in coffee, tea and recipes.

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