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2-Minute Almond Milk Recipe (No Straining!)

If you love homemade almond milk, but don’t want to go through the hassle of straining it, this recipe is for you. It’s the fastest and easiest method for making almond milk ever!

almond milk pouring into glass

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When I’m making a large batch of almond milk for the week, I usually use my traditional almond milk recipe, where you blend whole almonds and then strain the “milk” through a nut milk bag. But sometimes, I just need almond milk faster, and don’t want to go through the hassle of using extra equipment.

That’s where this 2-minute almond milk comes in.

almond butter water and dates

How to Make Almond Milk Fast

To make this almond milk, you’ll need just 2 ingredients: almond butter and water. I also like to throw in a couple of dates for a naturally sweet almond milk, but that’s totally optional!

Because prepared almond butter is already smooth and creamy, you don’t have to worry about owning a high-powered blender or using a nut milk bag to strain it. You simply blend the two together and it’s ready to use!

how to make fast almond milk

I tend to use this “rustic” style almond milk for making chia pudding or pouring over grain-free cereal or granola, and it would also be perfect for the base of a smoothie. (In that case, I usually just add the water and almond butter directly to the smoothie recipe I’m going to use, to cut out the extra step of making the almond milk first.)

Almond Milk with Dates

If you do want to add the dates, it’s a good idea to use a high-speed blender just to make sure they are broken down completely. Soft and squishy dates are the best option for a silky-textured milk, but you can also soak them in hot water for 10 minutes ahead of time to help them break down easier.

(If you have a fine-mesh strainer, you can always pour the blended milk through that to remove any remaining chunks without much extra effort. Then you don’t need the fancy blender!)

blender pouring almond milk

I hope you’ll find this easy almond milk recipe helpful the next time you’re in a pinch, or just need a fast fix.

5 from 3 votes
almond milk pouring into glass
2-Minute Almond Milk Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Neutral |  Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free, Soy-free, Vegan

This fast almond milk recipe is made with almond butter, so you don't have to strain it! I like to naturally sweeten it with dates, but it is easy to adapt for your needs.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond milk, almonds, fast, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 108 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons almond butter
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 to 4 dates (pitted; optional)
Instructions
  1. Pour the water into the blender and add the almond butter and dates, if using. Blend until creamy, making sure the dates are broken down.

  2. Pour the "milk" into an airtight storage container and keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days. Use it over cereal, granola, chia pudding, or in smoothies.

Per cup (with dates): Calories: 108, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 3g

Recipe Notes:

  • I have found this ratio of almond butter produces a nice and “creamy” milk, but you can use less almond butter if you don’t mind a slightly more watery mouthfeel. (Using less will make this recipe even cheaper and lower in calories, so it’s up to you– feel free to experiment and let me know in the comments below what you try!)

Reader Feedback: Have you tried making almond milk with almond butter before? Any other fast recipe hacks you’d like to share? I’m all about quick & easy short cuts!

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Comments

Nelly

Wow, sound good! Definitely try it out!

Coco

Oh I think I will try that with cashew butter! Thanks!

Rachel

I love doing this! I often use cashew butter and yes, I agree – dates take homemade “milk” to the next level.

You might like this crazy easy soup recipe; 1 1/2 cups chopped pumpkin, cooked in 2 cups water. Cooking water and pumpkin blended in vitamin with 1 cup non-dairy milk. I use coconut-rice milk. That’s it. It’s super sweet and creamy. I leave pumpkin skin on for added fibre.

Samantha Alaniz

Have you tested to see if this homemade almond milk will froth up for coffee?

    Megan Gilmore

    I haven’t tested this one– my homemade almond milk that I do strain works for foam, so I imagine this one would, too. I think the fat content from the almonds helps with the froth!

Cynthia Morgan

Did you use the Almond butter with roasted almonds or raw almonds?

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