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homemade almond milk in glass pitcher

Homemade Almond Milk (2 Ingredients)

This homemade almond milk is so simple at just 2 ingredients and 10 minutes or less to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soak Time 4 hours
Course Drinks
Servings 2 quarts


  • 1 blender, nutmillk bag, cheesecloth, or fine mesh strainer


  • 2 cups raw soaked almonds
  • 8-9 cups water


  • Soak almonds for 4 hours at minimum or overnight. Alternatively, you can soak 1-2 with very hot water if you want to speed up this process.
  • Drain and rinse soaked almonds.
  • Add soaked almonds and water to a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. (If using any add-ins such as a sweetener or vanilla extract, add at this step as well.) If your blender is on the smaller side, do this in batches using a 1:3 ratio (cups) of almonds to water.
  • Strain the almond milk into a large pitcher or glass jar with a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. You can also use a fine mess strainer, but you will not catch all of the nut pulp with this method.
  • Store in the fridge. Keeps for 4–5 days.


If you want to sweeten your almond milk, you can add maple syrup, agave nectar, or sweetener of choice at the blending step. I would recommend a liquid sweetener though as granulated sugar will settle and not dissolve fully. You could also add a little bit of vanilla extract—probably ~1 tsp is enough—for vanilla almond milk.
Here are the raw almonds I typically use.
Here is the hemp nut milk bag I have used and love (up until recently because my cat destroyed it lol).
Keyword dairy-free, homemade, non-dairy, nut milk, plant-based meat