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Homemade Almond Date Milk

Rich, creamy, and subtly sweet, our Almond Date Milk recipe will send you into latte bliss. It's as good with coffee as it is blended into smoothies and splashed on old fashioned oats. Look no further for a low-waste milk alternative that's easy on the wallet and inspires a bit of kitchen creativity.

What you need - Tools: Blender, nut milk bag or cheesecloth, measuring cup and spoons, and a large jar for storing. Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds, 4 cups filtered water, 2-3 pitted Medjool dates, 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract, and 1/8 tsp. Himalayan sea salt. Yields 4 cups.

Step 1: Preparation

  • Soak raw almonds in water for 12 hours or overnight. This fully saturates the almonds allowing them to blend more easily and produce a creamier final product. It also aids digestion and helps release nutrients by activating enzymes. 

  • Drain liquid the following morning. 

Step 2: Blend and Strain

  • Add all of the ingredients to your blender, starting with 2 dates and adding more for sweetness to taste. 




  • Blend low to high for 60 seconds.



  • Strain milk into a bowl or directly into your storage container using a fine mesh cloth. Squeeze pulp to extract all of the liquid.

  • Transfer the milk into a sealed glass container and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. Freezing is not recommended as it causes separation.

Step 3: Get Creative

  • Drink your Almond Date Milk straight, pour it into brewed coffee, or steam a cup and combine it with espresso. Be sure to give your container a shake before use.

  • For more of a milk "creamer" effect, reduce the liquid to almond ratio to 3 cups water per 1 cup of almonds, and skip the straining step. 

  • A quick breakfast rich in healthy fats, fiber, protein, and omega 3s becomes possible when you have fresh milk prepped in the fridge. Add 3 tbs of chia seeds to 1 cup of milk, stir, and soak for 1 hour or longer. Add seasonal fruit, honey, crushed espresso beans, or whatever your heart desires!


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