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Two Ingredient DIY Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe

I love recipes for healthier alternatives of things we would normally purchase in the store, because then you can be confident about EXACTLY what goes into making it. For those of you on strict diets, this two ingredient homemade Vanilla Almond Milk recipe could be just what you’ve been looking for!

DIY Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe

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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup raw unsalted or seasoned almonds, rinsed
4 total cups of filtered water, split into 1 and 3 cups
1-2 whole vanilla bean pods

Instructions

NOTE: You will need a nut milk bag like this one or this one, or a fine cheese cloth would work too. I find that our bag (no longer available online) is really convenient in its slightly smaller size of about 8” x 8” as much larger might be too cumbersome.

Rinse the almonds and then place them and 1 cup of filtered water in a glass container that’s able to hold about 5 cups of liquid.

Allow the almonds to soak for about an hour, then dump that water and pour in the remaining 3 cups of filtered water. (This will help remove anything left over on the almonds you may not want.)

Add in the vanilla and allow the almonds to soak at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.

When you’re ready to finish the milk, remove and set the vanilla bean pods aside.

Pour the almonds and water into your blender and blend on high until you have a smooth consistency.

Set the nut milk bag or cheese cloth in/over the container you plan to put the almond milk in. The bag will collect the pulp left over from the whole almonds that hasn’t broken down. TIP: Use a rubber band to hold the bag in place and a small spatula to stir what is poured into the bag to help it filter through faster.

Squeeze the remaining almond milk out of the pulp as best as you are able to.

The almond milk is all set here, or you can split the vanilla pods, scrape out the beans and add them into the almond milk. It is ready to enjoy and can be stored in the fridge for a few days.

Don’t throw out that pulp!

The pulp can be saved for many different things, our favorite is pressing it into silicone trays to freeze and store frozen. The next time you make waffles or pancakes, thaw and mix into the batter. It is similar to adding almond flour, but it is still a bit damp with almond milk and adds a fantastic nuttiness to baked items.

DIY Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe

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Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
For those of you on strict diets, this two ingredient homemade Vanilla Almond Milk recipe could be just what you've been looking for!
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy
Author: Jeana Shandraw
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw unsalted or seasoned almonds rinsed
  • 4 cups filtered water split into 1 and 3 cups
  • 1-2 pods whole vanilla beans
Instructions
  1. Rinse the almonds and then place them and 1 cup of filtered water in a glass container that’s able to hold about 5 cups of liquid.
  2. Allow the almonds to soak for about an hour, then dump that water and pour in the remaining 3 cups of filtered water. (This will help remove anything left over on the almonds you may not want.)
  3. Add in the vanilla and allow the almonds to soak at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to finish the milk, remove and set the vanilla beans aside.
  5. Pour the almonds and water into your blender and blend on high until you have a smooth consistency.
  6. Set the nut milk bag or cheese cloth in/over the container you plan to put the almond milk in. The bag will collect the pulp left over from the whole almonds that hasn’t broken down. TIP: Use a rubber band to hold the bag in place and a small spatula to stir what is poured into the bag to help it filter through faster.
  7. Squeeze the remaining almond milk out of the pulp as best as you are able to.
  8. The almond milk is all set here, or you can split the vanilla pods, scrape out the beans and add them into the almond milk. It is ready to enjoy and can be stored in the fridge for a few days.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You will need a nut milk bag like this one or this one, or a fine cheese cloth would work too. I find that our bag (no longer available online) is really convenient in its slightly smaller size of about 8” x 8” as much larger might be too cumbersome.

For those of you on strict diets, this two ingredient homemade Vanilla Almond Milk recipe could be just what you've been looking for via @Jeanabeena

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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