How do you know what almond milk is best? Sometimes almond milk can be full of preservatives, added sugars and other chemicals. To avoid these and sometimes outrageous prices sometimes I make my own. I simply blend soaked almonds, water, vanilla extract, cinnamon and sometimes add dates. I don't really measure them out I just measure by estimates. I have never gone wrong with the test for the end result. Once blended I strain the contents through a cheesecloth into a container and voila...ALMOND MILK that is free of bad things and cost efficient.