Homemade Vanilla Almond Milk

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I quit buying cows milk years ago. When one of my boys was a teenager, he had pretty bad acne. Visits to the dermatologist always produced a new prescription or two. Some made his ache worse, some burned his skin, and some did nothing. But all resulted in lots of money spent for the appointment and the prescription. One prescription we filled had a "first time free" coupon. If we needed a refill it was $700.00. Really ?? Who are you kidding here? So I decided to take my son off of milk. I had read a lot about its effect on hormones. Shazam! Would you believe his acne cleared up and has never returned. During one of our dermatologist visits I had asked the doctor about milk consumption in relation to hormones and skin. You would have thought I asked him if his thick head of hair was hair plugs. His reaction didn't surprise me. How could clearing acne be THAT simple. Well, it was, at least for my son.   
Click this link for an interesting article.
Does milk cause acne?

 We love almond milk in our house. We drank store bought almond milk for a while.Then my eyes were opened to the ingredients in some of the major brands. Synthetic vitamins, carrageenan, stabilizers and other additives. I tried making my own. Oh my goodness! It was soooo good, and so easy. It is such a treat to drink a glass.

Here is the recipe:


1 cup raw almonds 
4 cups filtered water
3-4 medjool dates (pitted)
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring 
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
dash sea salt


1.  Soak almonds in filtered water overnight.
2.  Rinse and drain the soaked almonds.
3.  Place almonds and remaining ingredients in your blender. 
4.  Blend for 1 minute.
5.  Pour almond milk into a nut milk bag or a cheese cloth and strain into a pitcher or bowl. Take your time.
6.  Keep almond milk in a glass jar and store in refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. It is normal for the milk to separate so shake before using.   


  1. Wowsers! You are inspiring! I'm allergic to almonds so I mostly use Coconut milk but I was so happy to see you are using the really delicious vanilla. That ingredient makes everything divine!

    1. I love coconut milk! I'm going to try making cashew milk next. We'll see how that goes.

  2. I'm curious how the cashew milk goes. Dave loves those cashews - maybe he would go for it. I doubt it - he's too suspicious from that childhood "warm milk" served once a week at breakfast! But I would. Keep us posted.