Vanilla Almond Milk

If you have never made homemade almond milk, you must try it at some point.  It is much different tasting than store bought! This easy to make milk is cheaper too.  All you need is a high speed blender, and a few other ingredients and you are set.  One plus is you know what goes into your milk, and it is the purest and freshest almond milk you will ever taste.  You can make plain, but vanilla is always classic and what I make the most often.  It is a great non-dairy alternative, and your kids love it too.  I have the recipe for vanilla here, but you can make chocolate if you add a few tablespoons of cacao powder to the recipe, or leave it plain if you prefer unsweetened.

Author: Amy Lyons O’Neil

Amy has worked for Fresh and Natural Foods since 2006 contributing to the variety of healthful foods we offer. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University in 2007, but in her senior year of college, found that her passion was with the art of food. She later used her photography and culinary skills to create a vegan food and recipe blog, Fragrant Vanilla Cake. She has also written 3 cookbooks. She specializes in vegan and vegetarian recipes. Local, fresh and organic food has always been her focus in whatever she creates.



In a high speed blender, combine the almonds and water in a high speed blender and process for one minute. Pour into a nut milk bag or 3 layers of cheesecloth in a fine meshed strainer and squeeze the liquid out (if you have the cheesecloth, twist the top then squeeze the bottom) leaving the pulp behind. Add the strained milk back to the blender and add the vanilla and sweetener. Process until blended and serve! Store extra in the fridge. *If you wish to make plain almond milk, omit the vanilla and sweetener.

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Recipe Type

  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Paleo
  • Raw
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Course Type

  • Drink

Skill Level

  • Beginner
  • Easy