Homemade almond milk is actually incredibly easy to make and only requires just a couple of ingredients. One of the best things I love about making this at home is that you know exactly what goes into it.
Being on the paleo diet almond milk is the perfect replacement for regular dairy milk. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and goes great with a ton of different paleo recipes. It’s also great just by itself.
There are many reasons why you may want to make almond milk at home instead of just buying it. You will find that store-bought varieties often have added preservatives and other ingredients that would make it not paleo friendly. It’s also incredibly fresh since it’s all made right in your very own home. If you want more information on this delicious milk, then be sure to check out my guide on almond milk on the paleo diet.
There are a few bits of equipment that you will need to be able to make almond milk easily. This equipment includes some cheesecloth or a mesh nut bag. You will also need a blender, but apart from those, there is nothing out of the ordinary you will need.
One downside to making almond milk at home is that it doesn’t last very long. It will only last about two days before it will begin to degrade heavily in quality. However, the pro is that you have an amazing paleo friendly milk that you know exactly what has gone into it.
If you want to see visually how to prepare this almond milk recipe, then be sure to check out the video below. It goes through all the steps to getting this made and ready for drinking.
Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
- 1 cup raw almonds (Organic if possible)
- 2 cups water
- Honey or maple syrup to sweeten (Optional)
- Place the almonds in a bowl and add enough water, so they’re completely covered (Roughly 2 cups water).
- Cover the bowl with a cloth and soak for 1-2 days.
Drain the almonds and place in a blender with 2 cups of water.
- Blend for about 1-2 minutes or until it’s a very fine/smooth mix. (You may need to scrape down the sides depending on the blender you’re using)
- Line a strainer with either a nut bag or cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a clean bowl and pour the almond mixture into the strainer.
- Pick up the nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze. Try to get as much liquid out of the almond mix as possible.
- Once done, you can sweeten it with either honey or maple syrup.
- If you don’t need it straight away, then you can cover and store it in the fridge for up to two days.
- If you don’t have a nut bag or cheesecloth, then anything that you’re able to wrap the nut mix in and squeeze will be good enough. Just make sure it’s thin and clean.
- You can use the leftover almond nut mix in some recipes. It typically goes well with a lot of baking or breakfast dishes. It is usually an ok replacement for an almond meal.
- It doesn’t matter if the skins are left on since we are simply after the juice produced by soaking and blending the almonds.
- Discarding the soaking water is important as this will likely have a lot of scum, phytic acid and other things that you probably don’t want your homemade almond milk.
- Being on the paleo diet, you may want to avoid adding too much sweetener to the milk.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the nutritional information for homemade almond milk, it is unable to be accurately estimated thus I have left this information off of this page. This complication is because of the separation of the almond pulp from the liquid. It means that a lot of the fiber etc, will remain in the pulp and more fat will be in the liquid.
You can enjoy the almond milk just by itself, but it also goes great in a ton of different dishes. For example, instead of coconut milk, you can use almond milk in recipes such as the paleo friendly porridge. You could use it as a replacement for dairy in many different dishes and drinks such as some delicious tasting smoothies.
I hope this has helped you get some delicious homemade almond milk prepared and ready for drinking. If you have any feedback, tips or anything else that you would love to share, then please be sure to leave a comment below.