Soak almonds for a few hours in the 2 cups of water. Drain and rinse.
Place the almonds into the Thermomix bowl with 1L of water. Blend 2 min/speed 10.
Strain through a nut milk bag and remove the solids.
Return the almond milk to the Thermomix bowl with additional water if desired, salt, vanilla and dates. Blend 1 min/speed 10. Refrigerate until use.
To have plain almond milk, omit the last step.