Sweet Vanilla Almond Milk Recipe

Sweet, creamy, and nutty flavors combine to form this delicious almond milk. You'll get the best results if you use a great quality vanilla bean and soak your almonds overnight.

This recipe was adapted from the original in The Plantpower Way, a new book by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt.

By Julie Piatt,


  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 3 dates
  • 2 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking
  • 2” piece vanilla bean
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt


  • Soak almonds in enough filtered water to cover overnight or for at least 2 hours. In a separate bowl, soak the dates in enough filtered water to cover for at least 30 minutes.
  • Drain and discard the water from the almonds, and place almonds in the Vitamix or high-powered blender.
  • Drain and discard the water from the dates, remove pits, and throw dates into the blender.
  • Add 2 cups of filtered water to the blender.
  • Blend on high for 1 minute.
  • To open the vanilla bean, slice lengthwise. Scrape out the insides and add to blender. Add a pinch of sea salt. Blend again on high for 30 seconds.
  • Pour through a cheesecloth or strainer into a glass bottle.
  • Reserve the pulp and freeze for later use in baked goods or blends. Enjoy!

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For hemp milk do you soak over night and use 1/2 cup hemp to 2 cups milk to blend?


This question is for anyone that has made almond milk. Do you have to remove the skins of the almonds before blending?


No you don’t. Just strain it through a nut bag after blending


Today I made the oat milk and it came out good better than the one i buy at the store,Planning on making almond and coconut


I made oat milk this morning and it came good,better than the one i have bought .And this weekend I' making almond and coconut

Viva Kellogg

Why include recipe for almond milk when we need to make better choices such as hemp or oats?

Janet Gruenewald

This sounds amazing! We’ve been making our own plain almond milk for a year and love love love it (just 1 cup soaked almonds to 1 quart water) but this recipe would make a special treat. Thank you!


There is an almond vanilla milk I found at whole foods called MALK and it’s delicious and better than any I’ve bought or made at home!

Ellie Cherin

sorry I don't have a blender that would do the trick..

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Julie Piatt

A true renaissance artist, Julie Piatt aka “SriMati” is a plant-based chef, singer-songwriter, author, spiritual guide, yogi, and mother to four. Piatt is the creative force behind her Ultraman husband, Rich Roll, and his amazing transformation, and The Plantpower Way is inspired by her desire to share her deep connection to food as fuel for the body temple, and to promote a whole-lifestyle approach to healthy, creative, and authentic living. Follow her on Instagram.
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