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How to make almond milk with your Blender or Slow Juicer

How to make almond milk

How to make almond milk? Freshly made, it tastes so much better than the industrially produced variant from the supermarket. In addition, fresh almond milk is simply one of the most versatile plant-based milk alternatives without sugar, but with plenty of protein, calcium and magnesium. Its subtle nutty flavors are perfect in mueslis, chia-desserts, or with coffee. Nut milk can even be used for baking. Flavored with fruits, cocoa, spices or simply plain - it is a taste sensation and can be used as a satisfying snack. Another bonus: fresh almond milk is the only milk alternative that is metabolized neutrally by the body therefore it is good for the acid-base balance.

If you have a high-speed blender or slow juicer, you can make your own almond milk in no time at all. The preparation is different depending on the device, this is why we show you how to prepare it both ways.

Advantage blender!

However, we favor the production with a blender, because the "blender" almond milk simply tastes better to us - more full-bodied and nuttier than from the slow juicer. If you have both machines, give it a try and let us know here which almond milk you liked better.

Make your own almond milk: Instructions & recipes

Make your own almond milk with the blender

Our favorite way to make fresh almond milk is with a blender. Not only does it taste better to us, but you can easily and quickly flavor the pure almond milk with fruits and/or spices with another mixing cycle. We have put together our five most popular almond milk recipes for the blender, which introduce you to very different flavors. Each almond milk recipe is, of course, vegan, lactose-, gluten- and industrial sugar-free.

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Prepare almond milk with a high-speed blender

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Almond milk recipe: basic recipe for fresh homemade almond milk

When preparing almond milk with a blender you only need: almonds, high-quality water (e. G. filtered tap water) and a nut milk bag or a cotton cloth (to separate the milk from the puree). Not everyone has a nut milk bag at home, therefore we will demonstrate the filtering process with a cotton cloth. If you want to prepare fresh almond milk regularly, we advise you to buy a nut milk bag, the cotton cloth sometimes tears or is more permeable. You can use the almond flour for baking - e. G. for muffins, pancakes or also raw food crackers. To obtain almond flour, simply dry the almond puree. We used the Bianco di Puro Primo and were thrilled with how easy it was to prepare fresh almond milk.

Nut Milk Bag
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Generally, we use a mixing ratio of 1:4 in our blender recipes - ie. 125 g almonds are processed with 500 ml water. You can buy the almonds unpeeled or peeled. The difference is noticeable in price and taste: Shelled almonds are significantly more expensive, but they taste slightly less bitter. We prefer the unpeeled ones, simply because we prefer unprocessed products. When they are soaked, you could peel them - but with a significant investment of time, which in our opinion is not worth it in terms of taste.

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Basic almond milk made in a blender

With dates, cinnamon and vanilla
Prep Time 12:00 Hours
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 12:05 Hours
Amount 500 ml
Calories 300 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk recipes: Basic recipe with dates, cinnamon, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
5 / 5 out of 1089 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 500 ml water
  • 125 g almonds unpeeled
 

Instruction

  1. Soak the almonds in a bowl of water for about 12 hours. Soaking neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors (phytic acid) contained in almonds and makes them easier to digest.
  2. Drain the next morning and rinse the almonds well.
  3. Put the almonds and water in the conainer and blend on high speed until you get a uniform liquid without chunks.
  4. Then filter the milk through a dishcloth or cotton cloth to remove the almond pulp. To do this, spread the cloth on a strainer over a bowl and pour the milk. Now gather the ends of the cloth and wring the milk out. Done.
  5. Optional: For our basic recipe, we sweeten the fresh almond milk with pitted dates and flavor it with a little cinnamon and vanilla. A pinch of sea salt provides that certain something. For this, we put the filtered milk with the spices and dates in the blender again and puree it again for about 1 minute until all ingredients are well mixed. If the blending takes longer, the almond milk can warm up. This can be very pleasant in winter. However, if you want to enjoy it cold, just add a few ice cubes while blending.
  6. The result is a wonderful almond milk that tastes lightly of cinnamon and vanilla.

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12 hours soaked almonds are pureed with fresh water in the Bianco Primo Almond milk recipe from your blender Almond milk recipe from your blender Almond milk recipe with dates Blend again, pour and enjoy your fresh almond milk. Mmmh...

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Tips & Hints:

Foam during the blending process: It is completely normal - especially with a second blending run - that foam is formed. You can use this almond foam for an espresso, latte macchiato or a small cappucino.
Almond milk can be stored in the refrigerator for 24 hours: If you do not drink the almond milk immediately after preparation, store it in the refrigerator. It has a shelf life of about 24 hours. We can not confirm the information that the shelf life is 2-4 days!
Shake before drinking: The almond milk settles very quickly, shake before drinking.
Other nut milks: As easy as it is to make your own almond milk, you can also use the same procedure to make any other nut milk - e. G. hazelnut milk - which also tastes great.
No high-speed blender: If you don't have a high-speed blender, you can also try the recipes with almond paste. Mix 500 ml of water with about 2 tablespoons of almond paste.

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Almond milk recipe with blueberries: Blueprint

We like the blueberry flavor in almond milk as well as the color. The blue-purple somehow animates us to let our thoughts wander. Perhaps this is due to the good portion of berry antioxidants, which provide fresh cells for the blueprint.

Blueberry almond milk made in a blender

"Blueprint"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 600 ml
Calories 380 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk recipe blueberry
5 / 5 out of 1070 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 500 ml almond milk fresh, unsweetened
  • 150 g blueberries
  • 3 medjool dates stemmed
  • vanilla pulp from 1/4 vanilla bean
 

Instruction

  1. Wash blueberries and remove stems if necessary.
  2. Pit Medjool dates, cut vanilla bean lengthwise and remove vanilla pulp.
  3. Add all ingredients to container with fresh almond milk. Blend on high speed until you have a uniform milk.
  4. If you have some dried or even fresh lavender at home, feel free to try the recipe with them as well - gives the blueprint a "pinch of Provence".

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Almond milk recipe with blueberries

Almond milk recipe with chai-spice and orange zest: Orange Chai Time

Almond milk provides the perfect base for a healthy version of chai latte. We add fresh orange zest and the typical chai spices like cardamom, cinnamon and star anise to the almond milk. When the almond milk warms up during the 2nd blending run, it goes well with Orange Chai Time.

Chai almond milk made in a blender

"Orange Chai Time"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 500 ml
Calories 380 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk recipe Orange Chai
5 / 5 out of 1067 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 500 ml almond milk fresh, unsweetened
  • 3 medjool dates stoned
  • 1 grated 1/2 orange
  • 1 tsp. chai spice composed of: 1 pinch each of dried ginger, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom and star anise
 

Instruction

  1. Pit Medjool dates, assemble the spice mixture.
  2. Grate orange peel and add to container with all other ingredients.
  3. Blend on high speed until a uniform milk is formed.

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Almond milk recipe with chai spice and orange zest

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Almond milk recipe with strawberries: Fragolatte

If you love strawberry milk, you'll be addicted to Fragolatte - it's sweet, creamy, and guaranteed sinless. If you're in the mood for a strawberry shake à la ice cream parlor, just add a few ice cubes.

Strawberry almond milk made in a blender

"Fragolatte"
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 500 ml
Calories 250 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk recipe with strawberries
5 / 5 out of 1081 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 500 ml almond milk unsweetened, fresh
  • 150 g strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • vanilla pulp from 1/4 vanilla pod
 

Instruction

  1. Wash strawberries, remove stems.
  2. Cur vanilla bean lengthwise and remove vanilla pulp.
  3. Add all ingredients to the container with the fresh almond milk.
  4. Blend on high speed until milk is uniform.

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Almond milk recipe with strawberries

Almond milk recipe with cocoa and maca: Schokokuss

Schokokuss kisses all little and big kids who love cocoa. The subtle nutty almond flavor, the creamy almond milk texture, orange zest and maca combined in a high-speed blender create a healthy cacao variation. Maca - the nutrient-rich superfood from Peru goes well with cacao because of its caramelly flavor. Of course, this cocoa is also free of industrial sugar. This means that this delicious cocoa variant can also be taken to school with a clear conscience.

Cocoa almond milk made in a blender

"Chocolate kiss" with maca
Prep Time 10 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 15 Min
Amount 500 ml
Calories 320 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk recipes: Fresh homemade almond milk with cocoa.
5 / 5 out of 1083 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 500 ml almond milk fresh
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp maca powder
  • 3 medjool dates stemmed
  • 1 grated 1/2 orange
 

Instruction

  1. Pit Medjool dates. Grate orange peel.
  2. Place all ingredients in container with fresh almond milk.
  3. Blend on high speed until milk is uniform.

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Almond milk recipe with cocoa

Make your own almond milk with a Slow Juicer

If you have a slow juicer at home, you can use it to make your own fresh almond milk. The preparation is much more convenient than with a blender, the slow juicer not only grinds the nuts, but also separates the milk from the nut pomace. This eliminates the need for extra manual filtering through a nut milk bag or kitchen towel. Brilliant!

Preparing almond milk with a horizontal juicer (2 runs) is different from preparing it with a vertical juicer (1 run), we explain both procedures separately. Important: For horizontal juicers, you need a blank sieve - also called a puree sieve - as an accessory.

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Recipe for the horizontal juicer: Almond milk with cinnamon and maple syrup

Prepare almond milk in horizontal juicer

With cinnamon and maple syrup
Prep Time 8 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 13 Min
Amount 380 ml
Calories 300 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk with maple syrup and cinnamon
5 / 5 out of 1061 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 100 g almonds
  • 300 ml water still or filtered
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of rock or sea salt
  • maple syrup as needed
 

Instruction

  1. It is best to soak the almonds in a bowl of water overnight (but at least 8 hours). Soaking neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors (phytic acid) contained in almonds and nuts and makes them easier to digest.
  2. Then drain the water and rinse the almonds well.
  3. Assemble the slow juicer with the puree or blank screen for the first juicing run and start the juicer.
  4. Gradually fill the almonds into the hopper until no more almonds come out of the pulp outlet.
  5. Now replace the blank screen with the fine screen.
  6. Mix the crushed almonds with 300 ml of water and leave to infuse for 5 minutes.
  7. Place a juice jug with a strainer under the juice outlet to avoid almond residue in the juice!
  8. Pour almond puree-water mixture into the hopper of your juicer. Turn off juicer when no more almond milk comes out of the juice outlet.
  9. Pour fresh almond milk into a bottle, add cinnamon, salt and maple syrup as desired, close bottle and shake well.
  10. Done. The fresh almond milk is best consumed right away, but can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  11. Tip: Mix the fresh almond milk with fruits such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries by blending it with the fruits in a blender afterwards.

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Recipe for the vertical juicer: Almond milk with cinnamon and maple syrup

Prepare almond milk in vertical juicer

With cinnamon and maple syrup
Prep Time 8 Min
Perform Time 5 Min
Total Time 13 Min
Amount 380 ml
Calories 300 kcal
Cuisine Milk
Author Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com
Almond milk with maple syrup and cinnamon
5 / 5 out of 1058 Reviews
 

Ingredients

  • 100 g almonds
  • 300 ml water still or filtered
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of rock or sea salt
  • maple syrup as needed
 

Instruction

  1. It is best to soak the almonds in a bowl of water overnight (but at least 8 hours). Soaking neutralizes the enzyme inhibitors (phytic acid) contained in almonds and nuts and makes them easier to digest.
  2. Then drain the water and rinse the almonds well.
  3. Now add the almonds to the specified amount of water.
  4. Place a juice jug with a strainer under the juice outlet to avoid almond residue in the juice! Close the juice flap.
  5. Pour the almond-water mixture gradually into the hopper of your juicer using a ladle. Open the juice flap as soon as the juice drum is completely filled with almond milk. Pour the remaining almond-water mixture into the hopper with the juice flap closed.
  6. Pour fresh almond milk into bottle, add cinnamon, salt and maple syrup as desired, close bottle and shake well.
  7. Done. The fresh almond milk is best consumed right away, but can also be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
  8. Tip: Mix the fresh almond milk with fruits such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries by blending it with the fruits in a blender afterwards.

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Have you ever made your own fresh almond milk? Which almond milk recipe do you like best?

Share your experience with others and post your opinion here.
We appreciate your Feedback!

Carla from GrueneSmoothies.com

I fell in love with the first sip. In 2010 a friend of mine served me my first green smoothie. Since then, green smoothies are my absolute favorite breakfast. Quickly prepared, I start my day healthy, delicious and well nourished. I carry the feeling of this delicious healthy breakfast with me all day long - all the way through to the evening.
Nice side effect: Without renunciation or nutritional dogma, green smoothies regulate my desire for coffee, chocolate and all the other temptations.

Among other things, Carla gives workshops for beginners and also is responsible for social media and communication.

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116 | Comment(s)

11/20/2023
Andreas
Hello and good evening!
Thank you again for your great recipes! However, one statement about almond milk confuses me. You write that you use peeled almonds. But in the picture where the almonds are soaked, they are unpeeled, right? Should/can I remove the skin before blending or can I just leave the skin on and put them in the blender?
Thanks in advance for your feedback and greetings to Berlin,
Andreas
11/21/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Andreas,

thank you for the kind praise for our recipes! We're glad you like them.
Regarding your question: Of course, you can use unpeeled almonds. And if you read the text again more carefully, it actually says exactly that: "We use the unpeeled version because we prefer almonds that are as unprocessed as possible."
So, go ahead and make your own almond milk because it tastes delicious. Especially now in autumn/winter, I recommend trying the chai variation.

Best regards and enjoy,
Carla
2/2/2023
Rosel
Hello to all. Still had bought almond milk, which does not deserve the name, however. The soaked nuts I have filled the next day with this milk in the HUROM HAA, and what must I say, delicious!
2/6/2023
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Rosel,

thank you very much for your comment. Great that your Hurom H-AA could help you refine the purchased almond milk.

Kind regards,
Carla
6/23/2022
Anke Käferstein
What is the best way to dry the flour for this?
6/24/2022
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Anke,

it's best at low temperatures in the oven - turn every now and then.

Best wishes,
Carla
3/29/2021
Violeta Malinova
What a delight! Absolutely wonderful! Thank you!
3/31/2021
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Violeta,

Thank you so much for your comment. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our almond milk recipes so much :)
Enjoy them...
Carla
2/19/2021
Stefan
Hello, I have a question about the basic recipe for homemade almond milk: Can the almond meal that remains in the cotton cloth after filtering be used for anything?
2/22/2021
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Stefan,

Thank you for your question. You can use almond flour, for example, for pancakes, patties, or even homemade cereal bars.

Warm regards,
Carla
11/11/2020
Silke Hartmann
I always find your recipes absolutely fantastic. I will try out all of them. Can I also cook homemade pudding with it? Best regards, Silke.
11/11/2020
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Silke,

thank you so much for the lovely recipe feedback :)
We haven't had a chance to try making the almond milk fresh for the pudding yet.
Have fun experimenting with the almond milk recipes!
Carla
7/7/2020
Annette
I would also like the almond milk recipes.
Thank you very much.
7/8/2020
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
We're on our way! ;-)
12/8/2019
Jola
What happens to the almond meal after wringing out (see basic recipe for almond milk)? Is it discarded or can it also be used for baking? It would be a shame otherwise...

Best regards.
12/10/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Jola,

Thank you very much for your question.
You can dry the almond pulp, for example, in the oven and then use it for baking. There are also recipes where you can use the wet almond pulp for making muesli bars. Unfortunately, we don't have a specific recipe.

Best regards,
Carla
6/24/2019
Uta
Could you please send me the recipe for almond milk in a printable PDF file?
Best regards
Uta
6/25/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Uta,

the recipes are on their way to you. You can find detailed instructions on how to prepare fresh almond milk in the blender on our almond milk page.

Have fun with the recipes!
Carla
3/11/2019
Stefan
Hi, I mix the soaked almonds with 10 drops of cocoa mass (from Pit&Pit) and a ripe banana including the inside of the peels and 2 tsp carob powder, a tsp guarana and about 10 tbsp sprouted buckwheat. Plus about 600ml of filtered water. Need this as breakfast during physical gardening.
Regards from Mitte, Stefan.
3/13/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Stefan,
wow - that sounds like a powerful wake-up shake!!! Thanks for sharing the recipes.
Love,
Carla
3/11/2019
Alois
I bet it tastes good!
BUT it is a pity to heat the valuable raw soaked almonds!
Has two sides.
3/11/2019
Bettina
Hello, I would also very much like to try the almond milk recipes, thank you! Best regards from Switzerland
3/13/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello dear Bettina,
absolutely! All recipes actually are favorite recipes ;)
You should also try the fragolatte with fresh strawberries – delicious!
You can also get the almond milk recipes in printable PDF-file if you sign up for it on the recipe page.
Best regards,
Carla
3/11/2019
Thilo
The water runs in my mouth – unfortunately, I can not afford as ALG II recipient with 424, – per month this high-performance blender. I would love to have such a device! But no, can not - because I would have to take an expensive loan!

I'll probably have to unsubscribe from your newsletter soon, it is so depressing and frustrating!

Thilo
6/26/2019
Rainer Hillmer
I got my TNC5200 on eBay for €150. Not everything always has to be new...
6/27/2019
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Congratulations, that was a real bargain for the Vitamix TNC 5200.
Regards, Carla
5/24/2019
Junia
You can get this done with a regular blender. They even come with glass containers.
6/3/2019
Thilo
Hello Junia,

thank you very much for your tip, especially since I generally prefer glass containers. I would be happy if you could answer the following questions:

- What do you mean by a “regular blender”?
- Which models would that be?
- What is the minimum-rated power the motor should offer to be able to create green smoothies without limitations? (I learned so far that 1,400 W was about the minimum for this)
- Any positive or negative experiences with specific models worth mentioning?

Personally, I still prefer Bosch in addition to Vitamix, perhaps Kenwood would also come.

Best regrads,
Carla
7/24/2018
Dagmar
Sounds interesting. I will definitely try out the recipes soon.
7/29/2018
Svenja von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Dagmar,
Lots of joy and feel free to give us feedback if you'd like. Best regards - Svenja
7/23/2018
Martina Thielecke
I have made almond milk many times before, and in my experience, it lasts longer than cashew and hazelnut milk. Sometimes the latter goes bad after only 2 days. When I need to make milk quickly (without soaking), I go for cashew milk.
7/29/2018
Svenja von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello Martina,
we have often consumed our almond milk within 8 hours, cashew milk is quick without soaking, thanks for the tip! Best regards - Svenja
6/20/2018
Sladjana Ilic
Thank you, I'm happy.
3/8/2018
Melanie Zimmer
Dear Carla,
Thank you very much for the great recipes! They have truly inspired me! And then I have a question: What are those sweet little bottles with colorful caps in the photos? They look fantastic. Do you have a source where we can get them?
Thank you very much and warm regards from France☀.
3/9/2018
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Melanie, thank you for your lovely feedback :) Regarding your question: those are Retap bottles, available for purchase here - we also think they are fantastic, especially for green smoothies. Sending warm greetings to France, Carla.
3/5/2018
Larissa
The recipe for the chocolate milk is soooooo delicious! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing =)
3/6/2018
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Good to hear - we're glad you enjoy the chocolate kiss :) Warm regards, Carla
12/7/2017
Bodil
What do you do with all the leftover almond pulp, by the way? Do you already have recipes for that? Thank you very much.
12/12/2017
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Hello dear Bodil,
we don't have an exact recipe - but for example, you can use a portion of the almond flour for pancakes or even prepare granola bars with it. There are already several recipes online. Best regards, Carla.
11/27/2017
Catsie07
Hello, I'm really happy about your recipes. One thing I always wonder is, since I have whole spices or capsules: can I add a piece of star anise or a cardamom capsule? Thanks in advance. C
11/28/2017
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Thank you for your lovely recipe feedback. Regarding the Orange Chai-Time recipe: no - please just use a pinch of star anise and cardamom. Anything more would be too much. Simply grate a little bit with a kitchen grater. Best regards, Carla.
10/22/2017
karoline ukobitz
Please recipe.
10/23/2017
Carla von GrüneSmoothies.de
Dear Karoline, you simply have to enter your email in the box, and we will send you the almond milk recipes as a PDF. Warm regards, Carla.