Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

by Kirsten on April 2, 2014 · 1 comment

in Beverages, Breakfast, Fast Metabolism Revolution, Metabolism Revolution, Special Diets, Starters & Sides, Uncategorized

Yesterday I made homemade vanilla almond milk for the very first time. Goodbye, you store bought almond milk, this is the ultimate! I found a new food love.

Vanilla Almond Milk

I wish I had known a long time ago how easy it is to make your own almond milk from scratch. I got interested in searching for a recipe after reading about all the unhealthy and unnecessary additives packed into most store-bought brands. The high sugar level in the vanilla almond milk my daughter prefers to drink played also a big role.

Almond Milk

All you need is a little bit of time to soak the almonds, a blender and a fine mesh sieve. That’s actually it for the basic almond milk recipe. You can then add some vanilla and a sweetener of your choice like dates or good honey. That’s it.

I hope you won’t wait as long as I did to make your own homemade vanilla almond milk. This is an absolute keeper recipe your whole family will enjoy. Make sure to make a double batch!

Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk


Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk
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  • 1 cup organic raw almonds
  • 3 cups water (for soaking)
  • 2½ cups water (for blending)
  • seeds from ½ a vanilla bean
  • pitted dates, honey, or another sweetener*
  1. Place almonds in a bigger container. Add 3 cups of water. Let soak for at least 12 hours in the fridge.
  2. Drain the soaking water.
  3. Rinse the almonds and place them in a blender.
  4. Add 2½ cups water and blend on high until all the almonds are ground very finely about 2-4 minutes.
  5. Strain the almond water mixture through a fine-meshed sieve or a cheesecloth.
  6. Keep ground almonds for later usage.**
  7. Pour the almond milk back into the blender and add vanilla seeds and sweetener. Blend until well mixed.
  8. Cool milk in the fridge before serving.
  9. Keep refrigerated and use within 1-2 days.
*sweeteners allowed for MR/ FMD include Xylitol, Sweet Leaf Stevia, Monk Fruit
**I stored the leftover almonds in the fridge/freezer for now. I am planning to use them in a baked goodie.

This homemade vanilla almond milk can be used in the Fast Metabolism Diet plan on P3. For <20lbs the serving size is 1 cup for 1 HF, 1/4 cup can be a condiment.

Milk made with Almonds

Read what a chef at the Cooking Light test kitchen has to say about Almond Milk here.

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Heather April 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

I gave up milk almost 3 years ago and switched to almond milk! I make my own too and it’s just too delicious! Yum!

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