Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk

Pure tasting, unsweetened almond milk with no preservatives. Quick and easy to make!

Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk in a jar

Almond milk is a great alternative on a paleo diet and is a basic ingredient needed for many recipes. Although there are many great almond milk options in stores, there is nothing like the pure taste when making your own.

One item to note is that the almonds should be raw and of good quality. Buying in bulk is also best for the budget, as nuts tend to be higher priced.

How to Make Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk

The process takes about 10 minutes if you do not soak your almonds. If you soak them first, it's best to do this for a minimum of 4 hours. Or, soak the almonds overnight and make your milk the next morning.

Having a high-powered blender, such as a Vitamix, is also important. Additionally, a nut bag is necessary. Nut bags can easily be purchased online or sometimes in whole and natural food stores.

Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk nuts in blender

All you need to do is blend together the water and almonds, pour it in a bowl through a nut bag, and thoroughly squeeze the nut bag until all the liquid is strained. And there you have smooth, creamy, delicious homemade unsweetened almond milk.

If you like a little sweetness, add a couple dates before blending. Or add flavors such as vanilla extract.

Storing in a canning jar is a nice option. Just make sure your container is solidly sealed. Put in the refrigerator and enjoy for up to one week!

Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk squeezing nut bag

Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk in a jar

Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk

Pure tasting, unsweetened almond milk with no preservatives. Quick and easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Soaking time-optional 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 76 kcal


  • 1 High-powered blender
  • 1 Nut bag


  • 1 cup soaked almonds
  • 4 cups water preferably filtered


  • Soak almonds in water in a medium bowl for a minimum of 4 hours. Drain and rinse the almonds.
  • Place fresh water in a high-powered blender and add the almonds. Blend for 2 minutes.
  • Pour ground almond water through a nut bag into a large bowl. Squeezing the top of the nut bag together so the liquid doesn't escape, gently press around the bag to squeeze out the almond milk. Continue squeezing the nut milk bag until all the liquid has released and the nut bag is only filled with the ground almonds.
  • Pour into an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake before use.


The almond pulp can be reused! Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 2 hours at 200F, stirring every 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Once cooled, blend in a food processor to a powder. Store in an air-tight container for up to one month. Use the almond meal for all kinds of recipes!
If you like a little sweetness in your almond milk, add 2 dates to your almonds and water before blending. And if you like additional flavor, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 76kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 7g
Keyword almond milk, almonds, nondairy beverage
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