Delicious and creamy almond milk can be made at home in 1 minute using just two simple ingredients – almond butter and water! If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to enjoy the goodness of almond milk without the hassle of soaking and blending almonds, this 2 ingredient almond milk recipe is perfect for you.
Why You Should Try This Recipe
Are you a fan of almond milk or looking for a dairy-free milk alternative? If so, this recipe for homemade almond milk from almond butter is a must-try!
- You can make this quick and easy 2 ingredient almond milk recipe in just 1 minute, aka you never have to run out of almond milk again.
- Making this milk at home is much cheaper and more sustainable than buying almond milk in the store.
- This homemade almond milk is made with only 2 simple ingredients – almond butter and water. Unlike many store-bought plant-based milks that contain gums, oils, and other additives, this recipe uses minimal ingredients for a pure and natural almond milk.
- This is a fuss-free and convenient recipe: no need to soak almonds or deal with leftover almond pulp as this recipe uses almond butter, which eliminates the need for straining or any additional steps.
- You don’t need to invest in an expensive plant-based milk maker such as the Almond Cow for this recipe. All you need is a simple blender.
Ingredients and Substitutions
100% pure almond butter – You can use either store-bought or homemade almond butter for this recipe. You also have the option to choose between almond butter made from whole almonds (with skin) or blanched almonds for a more neutral flavor.
You can make the same milk with other nut butters to create a quick milk. A few options are cashew butter to make cashew milk or pecans to make pecan milk.
Water – Use high-quality filtered water to ensure the best taste and freshness in your homemade almond milk.
A pinch of salt – Adding a small amount of salt can prevent the milk from tasting bland and it brings out the flavor of the milk.
- Feel free to adjust the almond butter-to-water ratio to suit your preference. Adding more almond butter will result in a creamier texture as it increases the fat content, while adding less almond butter will result in a thinner consistency.
- It’s worth noting that unlike most store-bought plant-based milk, this homemade recipe is not fortified with additional nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D or B.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to the blender if you want to froth this drink to create a store-bought like barista type of milk.
How to Make 2 Ingredient Almond Milk
Step 1 – Give your almond butter a thorough stir to ensure that any oil that may have separated and settled on top of the jar is evenly incorporated.
Step 2 – Add water and almond butter to your blender jar in that order. It’s important to start with the water first and then add the almond butter to prevent it from sticking to the blender jar. Add a pinch of salt, your preferred sweetener (if using), and any other desired add-ins.
Step 3 – Blend the mixture at a high speed for a minute. The bigger the batch, the longer you might need to blend it. The almond milk should be frothy and well blended. Taste it and if you desire a creamier consistency, you can add more almond butter to your preference or more sweetener if you prefer it sweeter.
- Vanilla extract – Add a splash of vanilla extract for a hint of sweetness and aroma.
- Medjool dates – Soak a few Medjool dates in hot water to soften them, then blend them with the almond milk for natural sweetness.
- Cinnamon or nutmeg – Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for warm and cozy flavors.
- Maple syrup or agave nectar – Drizzle in some maple syrup or agave nectar for a touch of sweetness.
- Cocoa powder – For a chocolate twist, add some unsweetened cocoa powder to the almond milk.
- Coconut milk or cream – Blend in some coconut milk or cream for a rich and creamy texture.
- Matcha powder – For a unique twist, add some matcha powder for a vibrant green color and earthy flavor.
- Protein powder – Boost the protein content of your almond milk by adding a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
- Turmeric or ginger – Add a pinch of turmeric or grated ginger for their anti-inflammatory properties and unique flavors.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does homemade almond milk last?
Homemade almond milk typically lasts for 3-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, it is important to give it a good shake before using as it may separate.
Can I use almond milk in cooking, baking and hot drinks?
I have used this almond milk in all recipes for cooking and baking and also in hot drinks and I loved it. However, it may not work well in recipes that require a high-fat content.
Can I freeze almond milk?
You can freeze almond milk in an airtight container for up to 3 months. However, it may separate upon thawing, so it is important to give it a good shake before using.
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- 2 cups filtered water
- 3 tbsp almond butter
- a pinch of salt
- optional: 2 pitted Medjool dates or 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Add the water to your blender followed by the almond butter, the salt and a sweetener or any other add-ins.
- Blend at high speed for about 1 minute until the milk is frothy and creamy.
- Serve or transfer to a container and store in the fridge.
- You have the option to use store-bought almond butter or make your own almond butter at home from whole almonds (with skin) or blanched almonds.
- Feel free to adjust the ratio of almond butter to water to your liking. Adding more almond butter will result in a creamier milk with higher fat content, while adding less almond butter will result in a thinner consistency.
- Once made, you can store this milk in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Please note that it may separate, so be sure to give it a good shake before using. It’s best to make it fresh when you need it.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 294 calories
- Sugar: 2g
- Fat: 26g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 10.2g
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