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Vitamix Homemade Raw Vegan Almond Milk


  • 3 cups (720 ml) filtered water
  • 1 cup (140 g) raw almonds or raw cashews
  • sweetener of your choice to taste (optional)


  1. Place all ingredients into your Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 2 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.

*This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200. If you are using a different Vitamix machine, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed and/or processing time.
**This video is an official Vitamix video. Published here with permission from Vitamix.

do you have to soak the almonds beforehand?


I always recommend soaking the almonds for about 12 hours with a 1/4 tsp Celtic sea salt, and then rinse thoroughly. This will remove the enzyme inhibitors and make the milk more digestible.

Really like the Vitamix recipes. I have a 3600 stainless steel with a spigot from the 70’s.  Still going strong after all these years.  I appreciate all the updated recipes.  Thanks again.  Keep them coming!!!  Tracy


Oh WOW! A Vintage Vitamix. I LOVE it! That is just SO amazing. Great to be connected. There will be TONS more Vitamix recipes coming :) Enjoy!

BG, I got busy… sorry for the time lapse.  All of the recipes sound amazingly yummy!!!  I certainly look forward to more more more!!!  Tracy

How long would the almond milk last?


About 3 days in the fridge. Just stir before you drink. It separates.

I made the rustic version of this almond milk and it is good, really good. I think the only thing I’d change next time is that I’d have the filtered water fridge cold because it does tend to warm up and I had to wait to enjoy a cold glass (gasp! waiting??) :) But very good! Thanks for the recipe


LOL! Yes, I blend with ice too! I can’t wait either. So glad you enjoyed this.

Why is this almond sooo good? I haven’t tried the rustic version yet, I always strain mine with cheesecloth but I take the almond remnants and make a face scrub with it! Honey, brown sugar and sweet almond oil!


Yes! That makes an AMAZING face scrub. All of those natural oils are just fabulous for the skin. So glad you are enjoying this recipe.

I really really want a Vitamix, but they are very expensive. Great idea for making Almond milk though :)


You can make almond milk in any blender. You will just need to strain. Enjoy :)

thanks for the recipes!  Any idea what the fat content would be before and after straining?  I like t drink the rustic style but thought gee, this is equal to many servings of almonds!  The commercial almond milk comes in around 3.5g per cup.


Hey Shawn, you know, I am really not sure. I am sorry. I don’t personally worry about fat or calories because my diet is plant based and alkaline, and I am a food combiner. However, I know it is a genuine concern for most other people, and I understand that. I really like whole almond milk for the healthy fibre. However, straining it is preferable for a lot of recipes that require a silky smooth consistency. You might be able to plug it into some third party programs like Cronometer or Nutrition Data?

I’m allergic to almonds. Have you had good success with cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnut, hemp seeds? Does the recipe need some alteration for different nuts? And how about oats? I just hate to waste the $$ and then not have it turn out. Thanks!


I totally understand Karen. I give you a table and recipe ratios for every plant based milk in my new book, THE BLENDER GIRL. You can also find other milk recipes for Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnut, hemp, rice, etc.

Karen, I had questions before buying my vitamix 6300. I went in to Costco and watched a demonstration. Then the demonstrator answered all questions and even made some of the foods I had questions about right in front of me. Also Costco is having a sale on the Vitamix right now which includes a cookbook.


Yes! The Vitamix 6300 is GREAT and buying it from Costco is the cheapest deal around. I hope you got one.

Can I make this Almond recipe in the 7500 Vitamix model?


Yes, you can absolutely make this recipe in your 750 machine. Just blend on high for about 1 minute, and then strain. Enjoy!

Why need filter for smoothest? Isn’t Vitamix is good at this?


Even with a Vitamix, you’re still going to get some texture with almond milk. With cashew, macadamia, and pecan milk you will get a super smooth milk that doesn’t need straining.

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