how to make almond milk, simple steps to make almond milk at home

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how to make almond milk from scratch at home.
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how to make almond milk from scratch – i have been using a lot of nuts milk (cashew and almond milk) and soy milk in my diet. the morning chai is made with soy milk or cashew milk. in the cakes or breads that i make i add these non diary milks or water.

almond milk homemade

after having almond milk a couple of times, i have got hooked on to it. its so good. especially for a milk hater like me. i could never just have plain milk even with sugar. its easy on the tummy and there is no after milk smell in the palate. its also good for kids who are allergic to milk or have lactose intolerance.

almond milk can be had plain or sweetened with some sugar or jaggery or honey. if you like chocolate, then warm the milk and add some cocoa powder and you have a nice warm chocolate drink. you can even mix cereals or fruits with the milk.

we use almond milk not only as a beverage, but i also make my favorite desserts like vermicelli kheer, carrot halwa, mango kulfi and fruit custard with it. recently i made strawberry falooda with almond milk and it was truly awesome. so after making a few indian desserts with almond milk, i have come to the conclusion that almond milk substitutes very well with cow’s milk in making indian sweets. i also added it in milkshake likes strawberry almond milkshake and mango milkshake recipe.

the consistency of almond milk is similar to diary milk but it has a refreshing taste & flavor unlike cow’s milk. again there are added health benefits of having almond milk everyday. in the refrigerator the almond milk stays best for 3-4 days.

how to make almond milk method below:

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almond milk at home

how to make almond milk from scratch at home.
course beverages & drinks
cuisine world
prep time 45 minutes
total time 45 minutes
servings 3 .5 to 4 cups
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup almonds or badam
  • 4 cups water to blend the almonds
  • 3 to 4 cups water for blanching the almonds

how to make almond milk at home

soaking almonds:

  1. boil water.
  2. add rinsed almonds.
  3. cover and let the almonds get blanched for 30-45 minutes.
  4. when the almonds are soaked well, drain the water.

making almond milk:

  1. peel of the almonds one by one.
  2. blend the peeled almonds with 3 or 4 cups water in a blender.
  3. strain once or twice.
  4. collect the almond milk in a bottle or jar.
  5. keep almond milk covered in fridge.
  6. almond milk stays good for 3-4 days.
  7. the leftover almond paste can be used in cakes, cookies or making breads.

recipe notes

  1. the almonds can be soaked overnight also.
  2. the milk can be strained in one go or twice or thrice.
  3. for a thick milk, first blend the almond with 1 or 2 cups of milk and then strain. this will be a thick milk. collect the pulp in the blender. add 2 cups water and blend again. strain and this will be the thin milk.

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step by step process of how to make almond milk:

1: boil water and switch of the flame when the water becomes hot and starts boiling.

water to make almond milk

2: rinse the almonds and add these to the boiled water. cover with a lid and let the almonds get blanched for 30-45 minutes. i blanch the almonds as its easier to remove the peel. you can also soak the almonds overnight. but i find peeling soaked almonds cumbersome. the peels just don’t come off easily. you can keep the peels if you want. i remove them as they irritate our throats when they are ground.

rinse almonds to make almond milk

3: drain the water. this water you can cool and give it to your plants. just press the peel of the almond between your thumb and forefinger and the peel comes off easily. remove the peels of all the almonds this way.

drain almond water

4: now add 3 cups water in the blender along with the almonds. blend till smooth.

blend almonds to make almond milk

5: using a juice strainer/fine sieve/muslin/cheese cloth bag strain the milk keeping a large bowl or pan below.

strain the almond milk

6: you will see the milk filtering down and the almond pulp on the strainer. press the pulp with a wooden spoon or non reactive metal spoon.

almond pulp - making almond milk

7: now take this pulp back into the blender and add 1 cup of water and blend again. this part is optional. you can just blend the almonds with 4 cups water and then strain the milk once. strain again.

almond milk preparation

8: press with the spoon again so that all the milk is extracted from the pulp.

almond pulp - making almond milk

9: collect the leftover almond paste and freeze or refrigerate it. you can add this to your roti dough, bread dough and even sweets. or just roast them in a pan till they become dry. grind in a dry grinder and you have homemade almond flour which you can add to your tarts, cookies, cakes, breads etc making it excellent to make gluten free goodies.

almond paste - making almond milk

10: collect the almond milk in a ceramic or glass jar or glass bottle. keep the jar covered. keep in the refrigerator.

almond milk, how to make almond milk method

11: use almond milk whenever required to make your favorite drink or just have it plain. stir the jar or bottle before using the milk as the heavy particles settle down. for a warm drink, just warm the milk, don’t boil.

boiling or over heating will cause the almond milk to separate and loose all its taste and flavor. or just have the almond milk as it is.

almond milk recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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34 comments/reviews

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing the recipe in such an easy way and in detail. My daughter turned vegan. And as a mother I want to support her in all possible way including trying vegan recipes in day today life. This is most useful.

    • pleased to know this thankyou so much priti you you and your daughter 🙂

  2. Hi Dassana,
    Just wanted to know, if we can use this milk in summers too? As it is said that almods are garam in taseer.

    • nidhi, if you soak the almonds overnight then the heat factor is reduced much in them. we use soaked almonds in thandai also.

      • Thanks. That makes perfect sense!

        • welcome nidhi

  3. Another easy recipe as always. Thanks a lot for this

    • welcome ananya

  4. Can I make almond milk with already ground almond. I bought ground almonds.

    • kadii, i don’t know. i never tried this way.

  5. Hi! I simply loved your recipe. But I have a doubt. I recenyltly came across a cake recipe that requires almond milk in it. Can I use this almond milk to bake cakes?

    • thanks hetal. yes you can use this almond milk in baking.

  6. I prepared the almond milk using the receipe. Came out very well. Add date syrup for sweetness. Also used this to make avacado milkshake. My family loved it.

    thanks

    • welcome lakshmi and thanks for sharing your inputs.

  7. Hi, really the this post made the process seem so simple, I wanted to ask what is the shelf life of this milk?

    • just 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator.

  8. love it inshalllah soon i will prepeare this for my hubby and daughter

  9. Hi Dassana,
    I love your blog – the recipe explanations, the pics. It’s great – I’m happy your husband convinced you to make this blog happen 🙂

    I have a question. Where do you buy your organic almonds? I love almond milk and would love to make it all over again but the organic shops sell it in 100 g-packs and totalled up to bigger amounts (which will be required for constant almond milk making) will be expensive.
    I’ve read that almonds get sprayed a lot, so it’s important to get them organic. On the other hand cashews cannot take pesticides well, so again I’ve read that cashews could also be bought non-organic if required. Do you agree?
    I’d love to get a tip from you in this regard! Thanks!
    Minni

    • hi minni – firstly thanks a lot. i had actually got these almonds from an organic fair. i had got in bulk. i have seen 500 gms organic almonds and cashews from down to earth organic brand. living in goa, i have seen cashew trees not being sprayed with pesticides. they grow so much in abundance there and wildly too. so cashews can be brought non organic. even i buy non organic cashews. however almonds i prefer to buy them organic.

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