How To Milk an Almond

I know what you thought when you read that title.  Winking smile

And as much as that makes me giggle, it’s not how you make almond milk. 

Almond milk is one of my favorite things.  Ever.  We go through at least 2 cartons a week here.  I usually like to buy it because it comes fortified with calcium, and as much as I love veggies I don’t always eat enough greens to get my calcium in.  So I usually do that with almond milk.

But sometimes I like to make it.  It tastes better than its store bought counterpart and best of all, you get to control the ingredients that go in it! 

It’s insanely easy to make almond milk- you only need a couple of things…

  • almonds
  • water
  • blender
  • muslin bag (also called a nut milk bag- if you can’t find one you can easily make one with a large piece of muslin from your local fabric store)

And here’s what you do…

Place 1 cup of almonds into a container with a lid. (this will make 2 cups of almond milk, double this if you want more than that)



Cover almonds in water.



Cover with lid and soak overnight in refrigerator.

The next day, rinse almonds really well and place in blender with 2 cups of water(or 4 cups if you’re doubling it).



Crank it up!  Bzzzzzz……



Strain it through the muslin bag into bowl or pitcher.  Really squeeze it to get all the liquid out (TWSS). (you can save the pulp in the bag to bake with or add to smoothies if you want)



For the best tasting almond milk, chill before drinking.  If you like your almond milk a little sweet, you can add a little agave nectar to it after you strain it.  I like mine straight up!




BOOM.  Almond milk.  Done!  It’s awesome.  You should try it.  Like, now!



  1. Thanks for this Sarah! I’m super choosy about my dairy (Vermont organic valley co-op what what!) but still like to use other alternatives. The gmo’s in soy worry me so I’m glad to have another option. Will be making this soon! How do you like it in coffee and/or tea? Is it a good substitute?

    • GMOs are bad news bears! If you stick with organic you won’t have to worry about GMO- organic foods aren’t allowed to have genetically modified ingredients.

      I actually haven’t tried it in coffee yet- I’ll try it tomorrow morning and let you know!

    • I tried it in my coffee this morning and it was perfection! Super creamy!

  2. The title of this post reminded me of the scene in Meet the Parents where Ben Stiller is trying talking about milking a cat LOL

    Anyway, I love almond milk and now that I see how easy it is to make my own, I’m definitely going to try it.

    • Me too! I pictured myself trying to milk an almond, lol!!!

      I think it tastes even better than the kind you buy at the grocery store!

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