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Almond Milk - Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

How to make almond milk from scratch.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4


  • milk nut bag or cheesecloth, bowl, blender, measuring cup, bottle


  • 1 cup almonds
  • 4 cups water *filtered or spring water, if desired
  • 2-4 pitted dates
  • 2-4 cups water for soaking overnight


  • Soak Almonds in 2-4 cups (or more) of water overnight. Almonds should be well covered in water.
  • After soaking overnight, drain water and rinse almonds.
  • Put almonds in a blender, along with the pitted dates and 4 cups of fresh, filtered, or spring water. Blend well.
  • Using a milk nut bag or cheesecloth* held over a bowl, pour blended almond mixture through the bag or cloth. The liquid will go into the bowl. Almond pulp will stay in the bag or cloth.
  • Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze the liquid through the bag or cloth, getting every last drop of almond milk.
  • Add natural sweetener, if desired, like maple syrup or vanilla. Stir or shake after next step.
  • Pour into a clean or sterilized bottle (milk bottle or mason jar work well). Shake lightly to mix sweetener, if necessary. Store in refrigerator and use within 3-5 days.


Makes a delicious, light almond milk. Add more dates if desired for a thicker milk. Add natural sweetener, like pure maple syrup, as desired.
*a clean tea towel could be used in a pinch if you don't have a milk nut bag or cheesecloth.
Keyword gluten free, vegan