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Fresh Homemade Almond Milk with Almond Cow

Almond Milk

The quintessential guide to making homemade almond milk at home using your Milk Maker. All natural, delicious almond milk in a snap, made right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Say goodbye to soaking almonds, nut milk bags, and store-bought milk.

Our recipe is naturally sweetened with a light nutty vanilla flavor. It requires only two ingredients (almonds and water) with optional add-ons depending on your taste preferences. Whether you're lactose intolerant or just prefer a dairy free lifestyle, this is the perfect milk alternative to use in smoothies, cereal, lattes, baking, or just on its own!

Learn more in our Ultimate Guide to Nut Milk.

Servings: 5 cups


  • 1 cup unsoaked almonds (if using soaked almonds, you only need to use about ½ cup soaked in water for at least 4 hours or overnight)
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 chopped, pitted dates or 1-2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


Step 1

Place almonds, chopped dates, and sea salt in the filter basket. Attach the filter basket to the top of the Milk Maker and twist in the direction of the close arrow to secure.

Step 2

Fill the Milk Maker base to the MIN line (5 cups) with water, and add optional vanilla. Attach the top.

Step 3

Plug in the Milk Maker and press the cow start button. It will run through 3 automatic stages. When the light stops flashing, your Almond Milk is ready!

Got leftover pulp? Discover all of the delicious ways you can use your leftover almond pulp here!