While you do not need an Instant Pot to make a plant-based milk, this Homemade Instant Pot Almond Milk Recipe does use one. I created this recipe when I forgot to soak my almonds and I needed to make some nut milk on the fly. It’s quick, easy, and you can start making it right now!
This Is Not Raw Almond Milk
While you do not need an Instant Pot to make a plant-based milk, this recipe does use one. I created this recipe when I forgot to soak my almonds and I needed to make some nut milk on the fly.
How Can I Make Raw Almond Milk?
It’s so easy to make it raw! All you have to do is plan ahead.
- Cover your raw almonds with water and soak at least 12 hours
- Drain the almonds
- Place in the blender with filtered water
- Blend until smooth
- Strain through a fine mesh strainer
- Store in the fridge for about 5 days
How Do You Make Almond Milk Fast?
Cooking the almonds instead of soaking them for 12 hours saves time no matter what method you use to cook it. In this recipe we cook the almond in an electric pressure cooker, but you could boil them on the stove, or even cook them in a slow cooker.
How Long Does Homemade Almond Milk Last?
It can vary, but 5 to 7 days. Please note that if you don’t add some kind of thickener the milk will separate. Just give it a good stir before you use it.
Instant Pot Almond Milk
Pressure Cooker Ingredients
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup almonds
- 4 cups 946 ml water
For the Instant Pot
Add the water and almonds to your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
Carefully manually release the pressure.
Drain the almonds.
Optional Extra Credit
I like to slip them out of their skins and discard for smoother milk, but you can leave them on if you prefer. If you take them off the milk will be whiter.
For the Blender
Add the almonds and the 4 cups (946 ml) water to your blender and blend well. Strain through a nut milk bag and store in the refrigerator.
The recipe makes an unsweetened plain nondairy milk
Why Would I Ever Peel My Almonds?
First off, know that you do NOT have to do this optional step in the recipe. What it does is make filtering a little easier because you’re removing some of the fiber beforehand. The other plus is it makes the almond milk a whiter color, which is helpful when you’re introducing it to someone used to regular milk.
Try These Nuts in Place of Almonds
- Macadamia Nuts
- Brazil Nuts
How Can I Sweeten this Almond Milk?
You could add a few dates in with the almonds and blend them in for a sweet version. You could really add your choice of sweetener to taste with things like maple syrup, stevia, etc.
More Recipes to Try
- Instant Pot Juniper Syrup with Rosemary and Orange
- Vegan Instant Pot Jackfruit White Bean Chili
- Vegan Instant Pot Mushroom Dirty Rice
- No Oil Vegan Instant Pot Tamales