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Vanilla Almond Milk

No one can deny the convenience of store-bought almond milk, but what fun is that? Plus, have you ever read the labels and checked out the additives? This recipe for Homemade Almond-Vanilla Milk uses only a handful of natural ingredients, and allows you to experiment with the level of sweetness and thickness, and infuse other flavors once you’ve mastered the recipe. After one taste, you’ll agree — this homemade dairy-free nut milk is the way to go.

Vanilla Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is free of preservatives and can be used for cooking, baking, … To make vanilla almond milk, add vanilla extract or fresh vanilla bean
Prep Time20 mins
Refrigerate2 d
Total Time2 d 20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, Dairy Free, dairy-free creamer, homemade almond milk, homemade nut milk, homemade vanilla almond milk, vanilla almond milk, Whole 30 Recipes, Whole30, Whole30 almond milk, Whole30 creamer
Servings: 8
Calories: 84kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • 8-Cup Measuring Cup with Lid
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • 3.5" Paring Knife
  • Kitchen Strainer/Colander Set
  • Blender
  • Reusable Cheesecloth


  • 3 cups Raw whole almonds
  • 6 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 6 cups Water


  • Place almonds in a bowl with cold water to cover by one inch. Cover bowl, refrigerate, and soak almonds overnight or up to 2 days.
  • Soak dates and vanilla bean in 6 cups water, covered, and refrigerate overnight. Remove and reserve vanilla bean.
  • Drain and rinse almonds under cool running water.
  • Transfer almonds, dates, and date water to a blender or food processor.
  • Pulse almond mixture several times to break up almonds, then blend on high speed, 2 minutes.
  • Strain almond mixture through a fine-mesh sieve lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth. Press mixture with a spatula, then gather cheesecloth corners into a ball and squeeze to release more milk; discard solids.
  • Strain almond milk through a fine mesh sieve lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth. Scrape vanilla bean into milk and whisk to combine.


Per serving Calories: 84

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories84
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 3g 5%
    • Sodium 7mg 1%
    • Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
      • Protein 2g 4%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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