Homemade Sweetened Almond Milk

I recently posted how to make plain, unsweetened almond milk and some of the benefits of making your own almond milk. If you missed it, check it out my previous post here. Homemade almond milk is a great alternative to store bought milk and is also very easy to make. Plain almond milk by itself tastes very bland (it tastes like almonds), as it should because it is only made with 2 ingredients- almonds and filtered water. However, if you prefer a little more flavor you can sweeten the almond milk (the natural way!) and make this homemade sweetened almond milk. This almond milk is sweetened with fresh medjool dates and cinnamon and contains no added sugar.

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What You’ll Need to Make Homemade Sweetened Almond Milk:

Raw Almonds: You will, of course, need almonds to make homemade almond milk! I prefer to use raw almonds.

Filtered Water: You will also need filtered water to make the almond milk.

Dates: The key ingredient to sweeten this recipe is fresh medjool dates. The dates naturally sweeten the almond milk so it contains no added sugar.

Cinnamon: Cinnamon spice gives this almond milk a delicious flavor.

How to Make Homemade Sweetened Almond Milk:

  1. Soak almonds in 1 cup of water in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Remove the soaked almonds from the fridge and strain. Rinse the almonds.
  3. In a high speed/powered blender, add almonds, 4 cups of filtered water, dates, and cinnamon. 4 cups is the starting point, but you can add more or less water depending on how watery or creamy you want the almond milk.
  4. Blend the almonds and water for a few minutes until the water turns white (the color of almond milk) and the almonds are fully grinded.
  5. Place nut milk bag over a large bowl. Pour the contents in the blender into the nut milk bag. The almond milk will filter through into the bowl and the almond pulp will remain in the nut milk bag. Squeeze and twist the nut milk bag repeatedly to remove all of the almond milk.
  6. Using a funnel, pour the almond milk into storage container of your choice- I used a large mason jar. Store in the fridge and use within 4-5 days.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Homemade Sweetened Almond Milk

Recipe for homemade almond milk that is sweetened naturally with dates.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 large mason jar

Equipment

  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Raw Almonds
  • 5 cup Filtered Water
  • 2 Dates
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Soak almonds in 1 cup of water in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Remove the soaked almonds from the fridge and strain. Rinse the almonds.
  • In a high speed/powered blender, add almonds, 4 cups of filtered water, dates, and cinnamon. 4 cups is the starting point, but you can add more or less water depending on how watery or creamy you want the almond milk.
  • Blend the almonds and water for a few minutes until the water turns white (the color of almond milk) and the almonds are fully grinded.
  • Place nut milk bag over a large bowl. Pour the contents in the blender into the nut milk bag. The almond milk will filter through into the bowl and the almond pulp will remain in the nut milk bag. Squeeze and twist the nut milk bag repeatedly to remove all of the almond milk.
  • Using a funnel, pour the almond milk into storage container of your choice- I used a large mason jar. Store in the fridge and use within 4-5 days.
Keyword Almond Milk, Dairy Free, Sweetened Almond Milk

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