Drain and rinse the almonds and place them in a blender with 3 cups of pure fresh water, 3 pitted Medjool dates (the large fleshy ones) and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional);
Blend thoroughly, then strain through a nut milk bag, a fine sieve or a strainer. The remaining pulp can be dried and ground into almond flour for later use.
You can use almond milk in a variety of delicious ways, in raw muesli or granola, with fruit, to make ice creams or other desserts, to make soups creamy, or simply to drink as is or with added flavouring such as chocolate. A winner for the entire family so start with this and enjoy!