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almond milk recipe

Homemade Almond Milk

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, dairy free
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5 cups
Calories: 70 kcal
Author: Dessi Parrish

Here's my recipe for how to make almond milk. The only sweetener used is dates and the flavor and texture is way better than anything you can buy at the store. You are going to live how easy this almond milk recipe is to make.



For the almond milk base:

  • 1 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 44 ounces filtered water
  • 6 large pitted medjool dates to make it keto: 30-35 drops of stevia
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Optional add-ins:

  • 1.5 cups of cleaned and chopped organic strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Soak 1.5 cups almonds with enough water to cover by 1 inch for at least 6 hours on the counter or preferably overnight. If you end up soaking overnight, make sure to transfer to the fridge. Drain the almonds and peel the brown skins off, they should pop right off. If not, blanch them in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, and then run them under cold water.. Their skin is hard to digest (and it also contains lectins (protein compounds)) and has slightly bitter flavor, so best to blanch them, but you can skip this step if you are in pinch. Add peeled almonds to the blender along with 44 ounces of filtered water and blend on high for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into nut milk bag, set in a large bowl, and strain. Throw away the solids remaining in the bag. Or you can save them and make almond hummus or spread.
  2. Soak the dates in hot water for 10 minutes, and then drain them.
  3. Transfer the strained milk back to the blender. Add the soaked and drained dates (or the stevia if your are keeping it keto), along with vanilla, cinnamon and pinch of salt. This would be the time to add the strawberries or cocoa powder if making flavored milk. If making strawberry milk, you need to strain the milk one more time after blending to catch the solids.
  4. Blend on high for another 30 seconds. Store milk in fridge—the flavor and texture improve greatly after 8 hours. Milk will last for 3-4 days and makes roughly 5.5 cups.

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Recipe Notes

Macros per 8 ounce cup of almond milk :
70 calories
10.1 grams of net carbs
11.9 gram of total carbs
2.5 grams of fat
1 gram of protein
1.7 grams of fiber
10 grams of sugar

Macros per 8 ounce cup of keto almond milk using liquid stevia:
30 calories
0.3 grams of net carbs
1 gram of total carbs
2.5 grams of fat
1 gram of protein
0.7 grams of fiber

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Almond Milk
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 23
% Daily Value*
Fat 2.5g4%
Carbohydrates 11.9g4%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.