cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel or very fine sieve colander
Place the blanched almonds in a large bowl and cover with water. Leave to sit overnight.
Drain the water, and place the almonds in a blender. Pour 1 cup of water into blender, and if using sweetener add it to the blender as well. Blend until the almonds have completely broken down to a fine almost paste.
Place the cheese cloth (or other options) over a large bowl. Pour the liquid over the cloth, then pull up on all ends to squeeze out liquid on the bowl.
Once the liquid is all removed, place the ground almonds back inside the blender and add the remaining 1 cup of water. Again repeating step #3.
Serve or use the almond milk straight away or store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use ( it will keep fresh for 5 days). The milk will separate a bit while it sits, just give it a quick stir or shake and it's ready.