If there is one thing I try to always do in my kitchen, it is make my own almond milk from pure almonds and water.
Three Reasons I Do This:
- It is healthier
- It is WAY cheaper
- It is fun!! I love the process and love finding things to do with the almond meal afterwards!
I know you have considered making your own milk before! You can use this same recipe for many different types of nut as well. I have experimented with almonds, cashews, and walnuts. My favorite is still almond.
To Make Almond Milk:
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Gather these ingredients and tools:
- 1 cup almonds
- 4 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean pod
- 1.5 tbsp maple syrup, agave nectar, 2 pitted dates, or other sweetener of choice
- dash cinnamon
- high-speed blender, I love my Ninja
- Nut milk bag or fine strainer. You can even use an old pair of stockings!
Follow these steps:
Soak almonds overnight or at least for 8 hours.
Drain water from and add almonds to blender with 4 cups of water.
Blend on highest setting for 2-5 minutes depending on blender strength. My Ninja takes about 2 minutes.
Strain mixture through but milk bag and squeeze as much liquid as possible through. Set the pulp aside, rinse out blender, add liquid back to blender. At this point you have the base for your almond milk.
Add vanilla, maple syrup, and cinnamon to taste. Blend again to mix thoroughly. Taste test and adjust to your liking.
Refrigerate for a few hours to let favors blend together and serve as you would a typical glass of almond milk!
It’s that easy!
Be sure to save your almond pulp and dry it out for all kinds of awesome recipes! Check out some of them throughout my blog!