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How to Make Almond Milk

It’s not as crunchy (or difficult) as it sounds. And the payoffs are delicious.

By Heath Goldman
Homemade Almond MilkDanny Kim

Homemade nut milk has a rich, pure nut flavor that’s hard to find replicated in a carton. This surprisingly simple technique—pureeing nuts with water, then straining—yields a light, frothy drink. Homemade nut milk is also higher in heart-healthy fats and can be made without the sweeteners, flavorings, and thickeners that packaged milks may contain. (Caveat: If you want to replace the calcium and vitamin D in cow’s milk, commercial fortified nut milks are still your best bet.) Drink chilled or use as a finishing touch on oatmeal or granola.

Get the recipe for Homemade Almond Milk.

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