This almond milk is so creamy and flavorful, you'll want to drink it on its own. Store-bought almond milk is convenient, but homemade almond milk is relatively easy to make and less expensive too. Plus, making your own almond milk at home allows you to control sweeteners and other additives. Apart from the dates, which are inherently sweet, this recipe is unsweetened--add a little honey, maple or agave syrup for sweetness, if desired.

Michelle Edelbaum
Source:, March 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine almonds, dates and cinnamon stick in a large bowl. Cover with water and let soak at for least 8 hours or overnight. Drain almonds and dates; discard cinnamon stick. Rinse almonds and dates.

  • Puree the almonds, dates and 5 1/2 cups water in a blender until finely ground. Strain the almond milk through a sieve lined with a double thickness of cheesecloth (or a nut-milk bag) into a large measuring cup or bowl. Gather the cheesecloth (or the nut-milk bag) and squeeze to extract as much almond milk as possible. Discard the pulp or reserve for another use (see Tips). Whisk vanilla, salt and sweetener, if using, into the almond milk.


To make ahead: Refrigerate the almond milk for up to 3 days.

Tips: To prepare in an Almond Cow machine, place almonds in basket of the machine. Pour water into the base, up to minimum line, adding more if necessary. Close and grind for 1 minute (2 cycles). Discard almond pulp or reserve for another use (see below). Place dates in the basket, grind for 1 minute. Discard date pulp. Whisk vanilla, salt and sweetener, if using, into the almond milk.

You can add the leftover almond and date pulp to hot cereals and smoothies.

Nutrition Facts

10.1 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 0.6g; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 0.3g; fat 0.6g 1% DV; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 0.4IU; folate 0.6mcg; calcium 6.8mg 1% DV; magnesium 2.4mg 1% DV; potassium 5.3mg; sodium 103.5mg 4% DV.

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This was so easy and it tastes great! I used honey to sweeten it and it reminds me of a chai latte! Read More