Easy Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk

This easy recipe for unsweetened Almond Milk needs just 2 ingredients and 10 minutes. So quick to make and more budget-friendly than store-bought! Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk

I’ve always had a weird gut feeling about cows’ milk. I don’t know why. Even though I love ice cream, cheese, and a splash of milk in my coffee and tea, I’ve been mildly repulsed by straight milk since I was a kid.

It doesn’t make sense. Trust me, I know.

Because of this mild repulsion, when my sister originally introduced me to the Whole30 movement, the idea of cutting out diary wasn’t that scary to me. In fact, I am pretty eager to embrace the dairy-free life. At least kind of.

I really love cheese. So that might be a little tough. But when we actually get around to starting the Whole30 challenge (very late to the party), I’ll dive in head first.

After researching the various and crazy kinds of milk substitutes out there, my personal choice ended up being Almond Milk.

It, in my opinion, is the most “whole food” worthy. The problem, though, is that every choice of in-store Almond Milk brands contains all kinds of weird stuff that doesn’t make sense to me.

Homemade Almond Milk Ingredients:

I did a bit of googling to figure out how to make unsweetened almond milk and found that the ingredients are literally:

  1. water, and
  2. almonds 

These two ingredients are blended together and strained. So, even though this post is all about an “almond milk recipe”, it’s technically not even a recipe.

How to make Easy Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk:

  1. Soak some almonds overnight
  2. Rinse
  3. Blend with filtered water until completely smooth
  4. Strain the milk through a tea towel 
  5. Voilà! Almond Milk!
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk
Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk

So, if it’s that simple… why is there weird stuff in the ones you buy in a store? There is literally no need for ANY of it – I’m looking at you creators of in-store almond milk…

That’s why homemade is best. Always. What’s also super shweeet about making your own Almond Milk is the fact that you not only know EXACTLY what you’re putting in your body, but you pretty much get two products for the price of one.

Yep, the by-product of making your own easy, delicious, homemade almond milk is good, raw, and organic (if you bought organic) almond meal. Yep. Awesome, right?

The Benefits of Unsweetened Almond Milk:

And are there any benefits to almond milk, like is almond milk good for you?

Well, if you look at the nutritional information down below the recipe card – you’re pretty much just drinking water with a bit of almond essence in it, hardly nutritional, but definitely a good alternative if you’re vegetarian, dairy-free, or just plain need to slice a few calories from your diet.

Almond milk is naturally sugar-free, low in carbs, and low in calories. It’s a win-win situation if I ever saw one.

Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk

How to make easy Chocolate Almond Milk:

Although I love and prefer plain unsweetened almond milk, it’s soooo easy to spruce it up in any way you can imagine.

  1. For a hint of sweetness, add a spoon or two of raw honey.
  2. For delicious vanilla almond milk, you guessed it – add a few drops of vanilla extract to taste.
  3.  Don’t get me started on chocolate almond milk…. whisk in some unsweetened cocoa powder and bob’s your uncle!

The possibilities are endless!

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Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk

Easy Unsweetened Almond Milk

This easy recipe for unsweetened Almond Milk needs just 2 ingredients and 10 minutes. So quick to make and more budget-friendly than store-bought! Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto. Paleo. Whole 30.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks, Other
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 274kcal


  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 6 cups filtered water


  • Cover the almond in water and allow to soak overnight in the fridge.
  • Rinse and put the almonds into a blender.
  • Add the 6 cups of filtered water. (If all 6 cups don’t fit into your blender, use as much as you can, and add the remainder after).
  • Blend on high until completely smooth. At least 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour the blended mixture through a nut milk bag or clean tea towel and squeeze all the water out.
  • Transfer to a jug with lid and refrigerate.
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Tips and Tricks:

1. The milk sually lasts 3-4 days in the fridge. Shake well before use.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 2mg
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8 thoughts on “Easy Homemade Unsweetened Almond Milk”

  1. I have a question about the nutrition information: what is the volume that these measurements refer to? is it for all 6 cups of beverage? or per 8 ounces?
    How were these figures derermined?

    1. Hi Roger, the nutrition information is per serving. So for this recipe, it’s per cup of almond milk. Use the information as a guideline only – we do our best to provide our readers accurate information, but since we use a third-party nutrition calculator, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% accurate. Hope that helps:)

  2. 5 stars
    Recipe is super easy – great for using in smoothies. I would like to know what the cals/carbs are but I do not see the nutritional facts anywhere.

    1. Roche Woodworth

      Hi Tina, we are in the process of adding nutritional labels to all our recipes, I’ll bump this one up the list.

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