It does sound daunting, but making your own almond milk is actually super easy. I have switched entirely to making my own to cut down one more item that is processed. While it is possible to buy almond milk in the store that has only a few additives and simple ingredients like raw nuts and water, these are usually very expensive, and when I learned how easy it actually is to make your own I was hooked!
You can use this recipe to make other types of nut milk like cashew milk, and I have even made walnut milk. I have been wanting to try making peanut milk because I thought that might be an interesting addition to coffee, but I haven't tried it yet. When I do I will of course let you know how it turns out!
To make this recipe you only need raw almonds (or cashews), water and of course your blender. That's really it! It is perfect also for those times when you don't have any non-dairy milk on hand but have the raw nuts. Just remember to use a 1:4 ratio; 1 portion of nuts to 4 portions of water. This recipe makes a lot of milk, I typically halve it unless I plan to do a lot of baking or coffee drinking!
Nut Milk Recipe
vegan, plant-based, sugar-free
*Note: One of my favorite variations is to use 1/2 cup hemp seeds with 1/2 cup almonds.
Amanda Windhof, PhD is an MS lifestyle advocate who wants to ensure a healthy diet is accessible to everyone.