Dairy-Free Almond Milk In Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes by Lisa Soldo-JohnsonNovember 17, 20162 Comments Print Recipe Dairy-Free Almond Milk Yum Dairy-free almond milk is easy to make and very healthy. Course Beverage Cuisine American Servings cups Ingredients 1 cup almonds3 medjool dates, pitted1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 cups purified water, divided plus extra for soaking Course Beverage Cuisine American Servings cups Ingredients 1 cup almonds3 medjool dates, pitted1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 cups purified water, divided plus extra for soaking Instructions Soak almonds in water overnight, to sprout. Drain and rinse almonds and place into Vitamix or high powered blender. Add 1 1/2 cups purified water and blend on high until liquified. Pour milk into milk bag that is sitting inside a bowl. Squeeze bag until all of the milk is extracted from the pulp. Place pulp into blender, adding dates and 2 1/2 cups of water. Blend on high for 60 seconds. Pour liquid back into mesh bag on top of other milk and strain until all liquid is removed from pulp. Pour milk into container and refrigerate until ready to use. Recipe Notes Freshly made almond milk has a very short shelf life so be sure to use it within 2-3 days. Ideas: If you prefer flavored almond milk, add vanilla extract or cacao powder for a delicious alternative to plain milk. You can dehydrate the almond pulp to make almond meal for other recipes.