Almond milk is a great non dairy alternative to cow milk. However a lot of store brands contain many fillers and added ingredients that are not necessary. This recipe is simple, easy and makes creamy and delicious almond milk. A nut bag is very helpful to get the most liquid from your mix, and can be purchased online for a few dollars. You can use the leftover pulp in smoothies, homemade granola bars, or baked goods.
Place almonds and filtered water in a bowl or jar and let soak overnight.
Rinse almonds and add to a high powered blender with dates and vanilla if using those ingredients. Add 2-3 cups of water per cup of almonds.
Blend on high for 1-3 minutes.
Place a nut milk bag over a large bowl and slowly pour the almond milk mixture into the bag. Gently squeeze the bottom of the bag to release the milk. Pour into a glass jar and store 3-5 days in the fridge.