two glasses of cold pressed almond milk surrounded by dates, vanilla and almonds on a wood cutting board.
April 30, 2020

Robin Frey

Classic Almond Milk Recipe

So Is It Plant “Milk” or “Mylk”?

Some people like to use the term mylk to completely differentiate plant-based beverages from the traditional milk made from animals.  Using the word “milk” on the label of non-dairy milk has actually been banned in the European union since 2017. Like the EU, the FDA actually defines “milk” as a lacteal secretion from cows (sorry, eww!):

“Milk is the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum, obtained by the complete milking of one or more healthy cows. ” — FDA.gov

Even though the US and the EU have similar definitions, “In the United States, regulations permit food companies to use regulated terms — like cheese and milk— with qualifiers, such as “dairy-free,” “plant-based,” “cashew,” or “soy.” At least for now…

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Other cultures have been consuming plant-based milks and referring to it as “milk” for centuries! Here in the Western countries, we have primarily consumed cow milk, so plant milk is considered a “milk alternative”. Here is a nice concise article on the history of plant milks if you want to learn more: A Brief History of Plant Milks 

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Are Your Almonds Truly Raw?

In this recipe we call for raw almonds. Many people might not realize it, but almonds labeled “raw” can actually be pasteurized or even processed with potentially harmful chemicals. Read our article and watch the video about it and learn how to find truly raw almonds here: The “Raw Almonds” You’re Buying Aren’t Actually Raw

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Annemarie

I was wondering if you can just use raw almonds or do you recommend using raw sprouted almonds?

Sep 18, 2022
Robin Frey

Hi Annemarie, You can use just raw almonds or raw sprouted almonds, whichever you prefer! Sprouted almonds will be easier on the digestive system, also soaking them (as we recommend) makes them easier to digest and helps our bodies absorb the nutrients more easily.

Sep 19, 2022
Laura

when pressing in the x1. should you use the finer woven press bags or the thicker ones?

Dec 7, 2021
Robin Frey

Hi Laura, We recommend using the monofilament nut milk bag for the X-1 it works the best, you can find it here: goodnature.com/product/press-bag-monofilament-nut-milk-bag/ or use the wide weave bag if you are unable to purchase the nut milk bag. You can read more about making nut milk on the X-1 including a video here: https://www.goodnature.com/blog/how-to-make-nut-milk-goodnature-x1/

Dec 7, 2021
Savannah Burghgraef

Love this recipe! Wondering how long it stays good for in the fridge?

Jan 5, 2021
Robin Frey

Thanks Savannah! Our classic almond milk is good for 5 solid days in the fridge, just be sure to rinse the almonds well after soaking and keep the water cold at all times.

Jan 5, 2021
Jack Howard

just a heads up the serving quantity calculator on the 'print' page gives incorrect ingredient amounts.

Sep 4, 2020
Ari Sexner

Hello Jack, on which part? The ingredients listed are for the raw weights before being processed together, Also the almonds absorb some of the soaking liquid which is taken into account as well during the testing of this recipe.

Sep 4, 2020
Naomi

Thanks for the recipe

Aug 13, 2020
tabitha

Very Useful

Apr 22, 2020
Robin Frey

Thanks Tabitha! Glad you found this recipe helpful. 😄

Apr 22, 2020