Want to know how to make almond milk without any of the weird additives or preservatives found in store-bought brands? I’ve got your back. This homemade almond milk is super easy, and just one prep session each week gives me a growler full of homemade almond milk.
Before you think it’s too difficult to make almond milk yourself, let me tell you about the flavor combos you’re going to fall in love with.
Each week when I make almond milk, I start out with a plain batch. So I soak my almonds over night in a mason jar, and then I blend them up with water. From there, I strain them using my Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bag. Once I’ve got the plain almond milk, I separate some out. This is where things get creative.
I like to make almond milk in a variety of flavors to liven up my smoothies each week.
This week, I decided to make a spicy chocolate almond milk. Kind of like Mexican hot chocolate, which I love! To do this, I blended up my plain almond milk, with cacao powder, cayenne, honey and cinnamon. It’s that easy.
But really, why stop with the milk? I decided to keep the Mexican hot chocolate train going and blend it into a smoothie. I mean, why just drink it straight when you can turn it into a bomb smoothie, ya know?
So once you make almond milk, go ahead and keep you blender out and make a Mexican Chocolate Smoothie.
Just thinking about that smoothie is making me salivate. All the more reason to soak some more almonds so I can make almond milk again this week, right?
Okay, here we go. Pin this image for later!
How to Make Homemade Almond Milk
It's easy to make your own almond milk, and it gives you control over everything that goes into it. You can choose whatever flavor you want each week, by starting with the base of plain milk.
- 1 cup almonds
- 6 cups water
- 1 tbsp cacao powder optional
- 1/2 tbsp honey optional
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon optional
- 1/4 tsp cayenne optional
Add one cup almonds to a mason jar, cover with water, and soak 8 hours or overnight
Drain water and add almonds to a blender.
Add 6 cups filtered water.
Blend until smooth.
Put your nut milk bag over a bowl and pour blended almonds through.
Squeeze the nut milk bag to get remaining almond milk out.
Option to end here, or continue to flavor the almond milk.
Add 1 cup almond milk, cacao, honey, cinnamon, and cayenne to blender.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into container and store in fridge for up to 1 week.
Almond milk should last up to 1 week in the fridge!
Mexican Hot Chocolate Smoothie
Spice up your life with this cayenne, cinnamon, and homemade almond milk smoothie!
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup spicy chocolate almond milk
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (optional)
- cayenne to taste
- cinnamon to taste
Add all ingredients to blend and mix until smooth.
Pour into glass and top with your favorite granola and nut butter. Enjoy!
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