Easy Vanilla Almond Milk

I love vanilla almond milk more than any other almond milk, I use it to bake with, it goes in my coffee or I drink it by itself! It is my go to almond milk. I have always been a fan of vanilla though! So I might just be biased.

I was going through making our weekly basics and realized I hadn’t shared my almond milk recipe with anyone. It needed to happen, we were already 4 jars in and I hadn’t taken the time to photograph it or share any part of it with anyone!

I included some notes and alternatives as usual, I hope you enjoy this as much as we have, also I love seeing and knowing what is going into my food!

How do you make almond milk?

Honestly, I thought making almond milk was going to be way harder than it actually turned out to be.

I watched quite a few videos and read some articles and it just seemed way too easy…well it was.

The process is simple, you soak the almonds while you sleep. Then blend it with some water.

You can add flavorings if you want (I Did!). You do not have to, it taste just fine unsweetened. I just have a problem and I wont apologize for it.

There is a quick soak method where you use hot water to soak the almonds for 20 minutes that I was told about. I get stuck in my ways though an have yet to give this a try, but it came from someone who has been making almond milk a lot longer than me.

Flavor Alternatives!

You can make a few different types of milk since the base is almonds and water.

For chocolate milk add 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and add sweetener until its where you like it. I find this to between 1/2 a cup of sugar to 3/4 cup of sugar. You can use agave or honey as well, just make sure to blend until all the ingredients are incorporated. You don’t want stuff floating in your milk.

Want unsweetened vanilla milk?

Remove the honey, or simply do not add any sweetener. You can also just add less. This recipe is very moldable to your preferences.

Want plain unsweetened milk?

This is just almonds and water. It is a very mild taste and is probably the best version for most baked goods or contrasting dishes that don’t really need vanilla added.

You should definitely have fun and flavor it to your tastes. I love it sweet and vanilla, but I am a vanilla fiend!

Almond Alternatives.

You can use walnuts as an alternative to almonds to make milk. I would sweeten it a bit more but walnut milk isn’t my fancy.

You use the same ratio as the almonds, just soak for half the time or a quick soak using hot water. You want the walnuts to have some give when you squeeze one between your fingers.

I am in the process of learning how to make soy milk and oat milk and will update with a process once I have been successful!

What can I use almond milk with?

You can use almond milk with most anything you can use your regular milk including:

  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Baked Goods
  • Smoothies
  • By Itself!

Why Almond Milk?

I used to drink your regular 2% milk as a child and partly into my adulthood. A few years ago we became intolerant to dairy products and had to look at new products to fit our needs.

I tried all kinds of milk, hemp milk, soy milk, oat milk. There are just so many different options out there, it wasn’t until we tried the vanilla almond milk from the local store until I was sold on it.

It was creamy, delicious and didn’t clump up in my coffee, which I hate!

Recipes to use this milk in!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Frosting!

Vegan Butter!

Bean Biscuits!

Vanilla Almond Milk

This is a staple in our baking and morning coffee. Its super easy and delicious. It lasts for about 4-7 days in the fridge and is multi-functional!
Prep Time8 hrs 5 mins
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan
Yield: 4 Cups
Calories: 23.7kcal


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Almonds Pre-soaked for 8 Hours
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar


  • Soak the Almonds for 8 Hours! Drain after 8 hours.
  • Place your soaked Almonds, 4 cups of water, vanilla extract and sugar in a blender.
  • Blend until all nuts have been crushed and the water is white.
  • Strain your almond milk through cheesecloth or a filter bag.

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Easy Vanilla Almond Milk – Keep It Real Recipes

I love vanilla almond milk more than any other almond milk, I use it to bake with, it goes in my coffee or I drink it by itself! It is my go to almond milk. I

Type: Beverage

Cuisine: American

Keywords: almond milk, diy almond milk

Recipe Yield: 4

Calories: 237

Preparation Time: PT8H5M

Cooking Time: PT0M

Total Time: PT8H5M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Almonds
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
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