This is my favorite recipe for easy almond milk that is flavored with vanilla and slightly sweetened with dates. For me, this recipe is the ideal ratio of water to almonds for the perfect level of creaminess.
This homemade almond milk is incredibly creamy, naturally sweet, refreshing and has a perfectly mild flavor that works well in many recipes. I use almond milk in smoothies, cereal, granola, oatmeal, lattes, chia seed pudding, soups or anywhere else you would use regular milk.
Almonds offer a lot of nutrition benefits. They are low in carbohydrates and high in protein. They also offer a good source of fiber, healthy fats, vitamin E and magnesium. And, they provide iron and calcium.
The recipe could not be easier. Simply blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy, typically using the highest speed for 1-2 minutes. My blender has a “juice” setting so I just use that and it works perfectly.
Then, strain the mixture through a nut-milk bag. That’s it.