Best Blender for Almond Milk (From Years of Experience)

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BEST BLENDER FOR ALMOND MILK

In this guide, you'll find...

  • My top picks for blenders that are good for almond milk (from lots of experience making the stuff!)
  • My experience making almond milk in a blender along with some quick tips.
  • The reasoning behind the top picks.

Let's begin!

  1. Blendtec Designer Series Blender
    • I picked the Blendtec first because of its raw power (3.
  2. Vitamix 5200
    • This Vitamix is one of the more barebones models, but it’s perfect for the application.
  3. Nutribullet Pro 900
    • While it’s not nearly as possible as the other ones, I use my Nutribullet 900 to make almond milk all the time.

My Experience

Almond milk (or any nut milk for that matter) is not as difficult to make in a blender as you might think. With some water, your nuts and some vanilla extract you can have an almost milk that tastes similar to store-bought in a matter of minutes.

Soaking the almonds overnight will always yield the best results, but with these blenders, you can get away with not soaking them if you want to make it on a whim.

Key Blender Attributes for Almond Milk

Motor Strength

As a general rule of thumb a more powerful motor is better almond milk. You want to be able to pulverize the nuts efficiently and a puny generic blender isn't likely to do the trick. The more powerful the blender, the less soak time is needed for the almonds.

However, if you have the time and the forethought to soak them overnight, then almost any blender will be able to do the job.

Big Container

If you're making nut milk for the entire household, then you'll want to have a big container. It's actually a fair amount of work to strain out the pulp, so it's not something you want to be doing daily if you can avoid it.

Besides the Nutribullet 900, all the blenders on this list have big jars.

To get rid of the sediment, you'll need to also purchase a nut milk or thin mesh strainer.

Blendtec Designer Series Blender-WildSide+ Jar (90 oz) -Professional-Grade Power-Self-Cleaning-6 Pre-Programmed Cycles-8-Speeds-Sleek and Slim, Black

 

  • The Blendtec just has so much power (3 peak hp). It makes really thick smoothies, hot soups and almost anything you can imagine. Almond milk barely scratches the surface of it's capabilities.
  • The pre-programmed settings make make it easy walk away when you're making your usual recipes.
  • Jar is nice and wide and easy to clean by hand. Blendtec jars are dish-washer safe. 
  • Excellent warranty. The company is great about doing repairs and honoring the warranty as well. They sent my brother an entire new blender no questions asked when he had an issue.
  • Big jar is perfect for making days worth of almond milk.
  • Variable speed comes in handy when you want to keep some ingredients more chunky.

What's Lacking

  • No tamper 
  • This unit also tends to run pretty expensive,

Vitamix 5200 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Container, Black

The Vitamix 5200 is a powerful no frills option that can handle almond milk with ease. Some of the newer Vitamix models have pre-programmed settings, wider jars or fancy interfaces, but it's really not needed for this application.

What I Love

  • It's easy to control variable speed with the knob. Crank things up when you want your almonds to be completely pulverized and turn it down if you want to add some cacao nibs and have them keep their texture.
  • Cannot rave enough about the 7-year Vitamix warranty. They've fixed several issues with my blender free of charge.
  • The tamper comes in real handy when you're not blending with much liquid. It lets you push ingredients into the blades. It comes included unlike the Blendtec's Twister Jar.
  • 64-oz container is large enough to make nut milk for the entire family.

NutriBullet Pro - 13-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System with Hardcover Recipe Book Included (900 Watts)

For a single person, the Nutribullet Pro 900 is a solid choice for almond milk.

What I Love

  • It doesn't run as expensive
  • You can store your almond milk
  • Cups are dishwasher safe.

What's Lacking

  • The warranty
  • Small blender container

Conclusion

If you love plant-based milks, there's really no reason to buy it at the store other than convenience.

Be sure to also check out our full guide for the types of blenders to buy

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