Almond milk: the recipe to prepare it at home

For several years now, there has been a widespread tendency to consume, as an alternative to cow’s milk, almond milk, a drink made from these fruits which can be drunk cold (especially in summer), hot or used to prepare cappuccinos, drinks , granitas or fruit smoothies.

Homemade almond milk is very simple to prepare both with and without equipment (such as the Thermomix), and the variations can be with or without sugar depending on taste.

Almonds milk
Almonds milk

Sugar-free almond milk: the recipe


  • 250 g of already peeled almonds
  • 1 liter of water


  1. Soak the almonds for at least 12 hours.
  2. Blend the fruits in a blender together with the water for 5 minutes (stopping every now and then, if necessary) until a smooth mixture is obtained.
  3. Filter the mixture obtained using gauze or even an old pair of tights, occasionally crushing all the almond residues with a spoon (these can be used to prepare desserts or biscuits or even eaten as they are because they contain many nutrients).
  4. The remaining part without residues is the actual almond milk.

The milk obtained can be stored in the fridge for about a week.

Almond milk with sugar: the recipe


  • 250 g of already peeled almonds
  • 1 liter of water
  • sweetener of your choice to taste

You can add stevia, honey or even dates or dried figs to the almonds before blending them.

The process is the same used to obtain sugar-free almond milk.

The recipe with the Thermomix


  1. Add the almonds (and sugar if desired) to the bowl and blend for 30 seconds at speed 8; then, set the resulting mixture aside.
  2. Add the water to the jug and bring to the boil at a temperature of 100° and speed 1 for 7 minutes.
  3. Add the blended almonds to the water and set speed 6 for 15 seconds.

The benefits of almond milk

Consuming vegetable milk is not only the trend of the moment but is also good for you: there are numerous benefits of almond milk given that it is rich in Vitamin E. This makes it a natural antioxidant useful for combating the onset of cancer and aging.

It is also rich in Vitamin A and D, proteins, Omega 6 and minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium.

Since it is rich in fibre, it guarantees good intestinal health and its regular functioning. Furthermore, it helps control cholesterol levels.

Last but not least, it has a low calorie content, especially if it is sugar-free, and therefore is ideal for all those who want to lose weight.

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