Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for making homemade almond milk in a Vitamix, including a video! This recipe is budget-friendly and free of preservatives. You can use it for all of your dairy-free needs.
Homemade almond milk is one of the small luxuries in life. It’s so much creamier and delicious when you make it at home, and you don’t need one of those expensive nut milk bags. You’ll see how I use a clean paint strainer bag instead, for so much cheaper!
To start making homemade almond milk, I purchase raw almonds, soak them in filtered water overnight, and then rinse and drain them in a strainer (this was a double batch see below):
Next, I get my supplies ready. The recipe inspiration I got made the brilliant suggestion to use a clean 1-gallon paint strainer bag like this one. This material is nylon, but it is re-usable as long as you rinse it well. Feel free to use a nut milk bag made of natural materials such as hemp. but the paint strainer bag works just as well for so much less money.
When you’re ready to go, place the strainer bag in a big bowl and have your storage container ready with a funnel for easy pouring:
Next, blend the almonds with 4 cups of filtered water in a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec for about 30 seconds:
After blending, you pour the mixture through the opening of the strainer bag and then squeeze from the top down to force the liquid out of the bag into the bowl. Sorry, no photos of this step, but it required both hands.
Lastly, just pour your mixture into your storage container:
There you have it…homemade almond milk with no sweeteners or preservatives.
I made a video to show how easy it is to make homemade almond milk at home in a blender like a Vitamix or Blendtec!
Here is a recipe for homemade almond milk in a Vitamix with no added preservatives. This recipe is easy and budget-friendly.
- 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight in filtered water and rinsed well
- 4 cups filtered water
- Place the almonds and filtered water in a high-speed blender.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds or up to 1 minute.
- Pour the mixture into the strainer bag over a larger bowl. Use your hands to squeeze the liquid into the bowl. Discard the pulp or save it for another use.
- Store the almond milk in the fridge for up to 5 days.
You can use almond milk for just about anything, including baking. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipes for Creamy Cashew Milk, Macadamia Milk, or Homemade Coconut Beverage too!
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