Wellness Wednesday: Almond Milk Recipe

Almond Milk
By Be Well Health Coach Jenny Sansouci

Almond milk is definitely my favorite dairy-free milk alternative. When I’m buying almond milk at the store, I always look for organic and unsweetened. The best almond milk, though, is the kind you make yourself! If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out on one of life’s greatest pleasures. Homemade almond milk is creamier, nuttier, and just overall more delicious than store bought.

This almond milk is delicious on it’s own, but I also use it in tea, smoothies, or with granola.


Makes about 4 cups of almond milk

  • 2 cup almonds (soaked overnight)
  • 4 cups water
  • seeds from 1 vanilla bean or ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 dates


Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Drain entire mixture through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Store in a glass jar. Play with the amounts of vanilla, cinnamon and dates if you want a little more flavor!

Do you drink almond milk? What’s your favorite way to use it?

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  • katie

    how long will it last in the fridge? Thank you jenny!

  • Jenny Sansouci

    Hi Katie! Should stay good for around 3-4 days.

  • CJ

    This might be a silly question but do you soak the almonds overnight in the 4 cups of water and then blend everything together?

  • Anonymous

    Hi CJ-
    Yes, you should soak the almonds overnight in the 4 cups of water. Make sure to rinse them in the morning before blending!

  • CJ

    After I rinse the almonds, do I add any water when I blend them with the dates and vanilla? Thanks for your help!

  • Anonymous

    It’s not necessary but if you want a different consistency, you can always add a bit of water. Good luck and enjoy!

  • Anonymous

    Yes – add the almonds, dates, vanilla and 4 cups of water to the blender. Blend, strain and enjoy!

  • Izaak

    The Recipe is so delicious and tasty. I have tried many such
    similar recipes but none have worked so great for me. Thanks a lot for those
    detailed and step by step instructions that made it easier to get the job done
    in no time. I love almond milk and I am greatly fascinated by its health
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