Homemade almond milk….there’s no going back!
It took us a while, but we’ve finally starting making our own homemade almond milk…and it’s true, there’s no going back. It is soooo good and fairly easy to make. Store bought almond milk just no longer has a place in our refrigerator. You can find tons of great recipes on line, most of them are pretty similar. Here’s how we make it: (You’ll need a nut milk bag…no, that’s not a joke:) A fine mesh strainer will work as well.
2 cups of raw almonds
5 cups filtered water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
a few dashes of cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
Soak almonds overnight or for about 8 to 12 hours. Rinse well and drain. Put almonds in a blender. Add 5 cups of filtered water and the dates. Blend on high for about a minute. Strain through your nut milk bag or some other fine mesh strainer into a large bowl. You’ll have to slowly squeeze for several minutes to get all the goodness out. Pour back into rinsed blender, add your vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt and blend on low to mix. This should yield 1 delicious quart of almond milk, plus a little extra (ok a full glass) to reward yourself for your hard work:)
Use in your favorite smoothies, with your soaked oats or drink on its own. It’s pretty divine, hope you enjoy.
btw…you can either discard almond pulp (wasteful) or to fully utilize…dehydrate and turn into almond flour for your other recipes.
Peace & plants,