How to make almond milk

Almond milk

In honor of the new Got Milk? campaign that's attempting to smear the alternative milk industry, I thought I'd share a quick and simple nut milk recipe. Which I'm sure you've seen, because it's nearly everyone's nut milk recipe. But remember, guys, this isn't real milk. Becuase real milk comes from cows. That are injected with hormones and antibiotics and milked until their udders fall off.* Hmm, sounds to me like the "real" milk industry is in danger if they've stooped to picking on almond milk for it's 'funky color'.

*Pfft, obviously I know the cow's udders don't really fall off.


1/2 cup raw almonds
2 cups filtered water

In a small bowl, soak the almonds in fresh, filtered water; cover with a towel and store in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours, or overnight. Line a large jar with a nut milk bag; set aside. Drain the almonds, rinse thoroughly then place them in the container of a high speed blender (I use a VitaMix). Add the 2 cups of water and blend, on high speed, for 2-3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to the prepared jar and squeeze all of the milk out of the bag. You can freeze the nut pulp for later use, if desired. As for the milk, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Shake well before using, separation is natural.

Yield: 2 cups


  1. Yarg! That campaign makes me kind of mad. But I guess when you don't have a lot going for your product (saturated fat? pus?) then maybe you have to resort to measures like that. I personally never really liked milk, and when I tried soy milk for the first time I was all, "holy crap, this actually tastes good!" and never drank milk again. :) Almond milk is also excellent!

  2. It looks so hard to do but really, it's so easy. I look stupid but...I had no idea it was that easy!! I will stop buying my almond milk for sure. Your picture is so cute. Thank you for sharing!:)

  3. Oh.My.Goodness. This looks SO simple! I am stoked to try this out! My husband recently found out that he is lactose intolerant and he can house a carton of almond milk in 1 day. This will definitely be happening ASAP!

  4. thats a gorgeous picture.. who wouldnt want to drink that milk!
    i know that stupid ad they released sometime back about shaking the non airy milk, making you crazy.. that was just hilarious in a very ridiculous and grasping at straws way

  5. yum! I love homemade almond milk!

  6. That campaign is so infuriating! Your milk is beautiful, healthy and humane :)

  7. I think you forgot to mention the puss inside the so-called real milk. eeeeewwwwwww.
    Do you remember yet where you got those labels? Still unable to figure out this thing you call the interweb.
    xo, Jesus :)

  8. YUM! this recipe makes me want to make my own almond "milk" ASAP. what sort of things would you use that almond pulp for?

    1. Hi Nancy! You can dry the nut pulp and sprinkle it on salads, pasta, etc. Or you can use it in making raw desserts. I suppose I need to make a raw cookie recipe that uses this pulp.

  9. You make it sound so easy squeezy! Take that - cow milk commercials! Bah. I live in California. We see firsthand those "happy" cows.

  10. Love the label on the bottle. Where do you get them?

  11. Ok, the universe (and a whole bunch of bloggers) keep telling me to make my own plant milks. So I've ordered 4 nut milk bags! :)
    Thanks for your crazily straightforward 'recipe'.
    Now when are those bags going to arrive...?