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Easy Creamy Homemade Almond Milk
If you haven’t tried making almond milk at home yet…you need to! Easy creamy homemade almond milk is cheaper and more delicious than store bought! You can make it as thick or as thin as you like and will store for up to a week in your fridge. *Note- thicker almond milk is super creamy and AMAZING in coffee!!!
The very first time I tried to make almond milk, it came out fairly runny. I am pretty sure it was because I didn’t blend it nearly long enough! It also depends on how good your blender is…the better your blender, the less time you need to blend it. Also, get a nut milk bag! You can do it with a cheesecloth, but it is so much easier with a nut milk bag, trust me!
Spice it Up
Lastly, I included some spices as optional in this recipe. This is how I typically make my almond milk, it doesn’t taste spicy at all. It is really a very, very small hint of spice, if that. If you are looking for a spiced milk taste, you will want to add a lot more spice. This easy creamy homemade almond milk tastes amazing by itself, straight almonds and water, or with some fun extras! Feel free to get creative with your combos and enjoy!
Homemade Almond Milk
- 1 cup raw almonds soaked in filtered water overnight (rinse in water until it runs clear)
- 3-4 cups filtered water less water for thicker/creamier milk, more water for thinner milk
- 1 splash vanilla optional (can use more if a stronger vanilla taste is desired)
- 1 dash salt optional
- 1 tablespoon sweetener of choice- maple syrup/coconut nectar/honey/agave/etc. optional (can use more if you want your milk sweeter)
- 1-2 dashes cinnamon optional (can use more if a stronger spice taste is desired)
- 1 dash cardamon optional (can use more if a stronger spice taste is desired)
Soak raw almonds in a bowl of filtered water overnight.
In the morning, rinse the almonds with water until the water runs clear.
Add all desired ingredients to a blender and blend on high for 6-10 minutes. (the better your blender the less time needed)
Strain the milk through a nut milk bag and refrigerate.
I included some extra spices that you can add in optionally. The amount included in this recipe is super light, so just makes the milk taste fuller, not necessarily like a spiced milk. If you do want a more spiced milk flavor, add more spice. This recipe, including the spices is what I normally make for my everyday almond milk, again, the spices are not enough to really stand out.