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Homemade Almond Milk

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 8 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
  • simple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (if making chocolate)


  1. In a large container, cover the almonds and vanilla bean with water so there is 3" above the last almond. Let sit overnight (or at least 6 hours).
  2. In the morning, drain the almonds and vanilla bean. Add them to a blender with 4 cups of clean water. Blend for 1 minute on high, or until completely smooth.
  3. Strain through a cheesecloth, squeezing as much liquid out of the pulp as you can. Set the pulp aside and google how to use it.
  4. Add a sweetener of your choice, to taste.
  5. If making chocolate almond milk, add the cocoa powder (you'll need more sweetener too) and blend again. DO NOT add the cocoa powder before straining! It will be far too difficult.