HELPINGS Smoothies and drinks

Almond Milk

You may see almond milk everywhere in stores right now. Ever thought about making it yourself?

You only need a nut milk bag, almonds, water and a blender. Spice it with a little bit of vanilla and you'll find yourself in heaven through one single sip of this divine drink.

Preparation time: Soaking the almonds over night | Making of the milk: 20 minutes | Helpings: 500 ml almond milk (or more, if you add more water)


500 ml almonds
1.5 L water
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Soak the almonds preferably over night or at least for 8 hours in plenty of water, they need to be fully covered
  2. Drain the almonds and place them in a blender with 1.5L fresh water (i.e. three times as much water as the amount of almonds you’re using). Blend the almonds for approximately one minute until you have an even, light brown liquid (or perfectly white if you are using peeled almonds)
  3. Place your strainer on top of a bowl, the almond milk will run into it. Place a nut milk bag (which is a certain type of cloth, a pair of pantyhose work equally well) on top of the strainer so that it covers it entirely. Pour the almond liquid into the strainer. It will fill up and slowly the almond milk will trickle into the bowl. Use a spoon to gently encourage the liquid to move. The process takes up to 10 minutes. You will be left with an almond mush in the strainer that can be used for anything; baking, in your granola or simply let it dry and eat it as a snack
  4. Spice the almond milk with one teaspoon of vanilla extract and remember to store it cold. It only lasts for about 3 days, so make sure to enjoy it in time

Stephanie is the founder of Helpings and the creator of all content on the platform. Watch her TEDx talk, 'Holy Shit', about digestion on YouTube, organized at King's Collage London in 2016. Stephanie is currently building her second business, a chocolate brand called kAAKAO, and she shares her experience by means of inspiring other entrepreneurs to excel in business and in life.

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