Here's how it happened:
Several weeks ago, I purchased 25 pounds of almonds from the bulk food section of our grocery store. I decided to divide the almonds into large plastic ziploc bags to be stored in the freezer. After I sccoped the nuts into the bags, I counted a little over 40 cups of nuts total. Next, I calculated approximately how many batches of almond milk could be produced with my bulk purchase. Keep in mind, that the nuts swell after soaking, so this increased the total volume of almonds.
Finally, I compared the cost of almonds & quantity of homemade milk versus the storebought prices and quantities. Even though my measurements weren't completely precise, I was happy to note that there was only about a $10 difference.
Overall, when I weigh the health & convienence benefits of making our own homemade almond milk, it's worth the few extra dollars to make it ourselves.
If you have any bulk order tips that have helped your family, please do not hesitate to share.