Almond Milk

Almond Milk

It takes just a little planning to make almond milk, baby. Feel free to be crunchy, hip, healthy, indulgent, cost-effective, nuts, it’s up to you. All I know is that making nut and seed milk is easy breezy.

 

Almond Milk
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Almond Milk

Store-bought almond milks often have added thickeners and stabilizers to create a "richer" mouthfeel, and usually have a smaller percentage of almonds used to create the product--you may be buying almond flavored water, really! Making it at home just requires the foresight to soak the nuts overnight, and then you're good to go!

Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Lucia Hawley

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds or any nut or seed you desire
  • 4 cups water for soaking
  • 8 cups water for blending, preferably filtered
  • sweetener such as honey or maple syrup optional, and amounts will depend on your desired level of sweetness
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract optional

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine almonds and water and allow to sit for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the soaking water and rinse the almonds off in a sieve or strainer.
  3. Place one cup of almonds in the blender (you'll do this in two batches). Add 4 cups filtered water. Blend on high (with your hand keeping the lid on your blender!) for two minutes.
  4. Place a clean dishcloth or cheesecloth over the rinsed and clean large bowl and pour the blended almond water in. Slowly gather the edges of the cloth and begin to twist, only allowing the strained liquid into the bowl. Remove the nut pulp and reserve to make almond flour.
  5. Repeat this process with your second cup of soaked almonds and remaining 4 cups of water.
  6. Taste, and add the optional sweetener and vanilla extract. Though you very well may need to skip that step, this stuff is darn tasty in its solitude.

Recipe Notes

Reserve the nut pulp to make almond flour!

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Comments

Kat

I basically follow this recipe, but for sweetener, I use a coconut rolled date, bought in bulk from my local co-op. Another YouTube suggestion was cutting up a vanilla bean, which I will try next, since our co-op has gotten a less-expensive supply.

    Lucia

    Yum, I love that idea Kat! And I’m jealous of your less expensive vanilla beans! I would put those in everything if I could…

joannabanana21

this is what i do, too, and use a few medjool dates for the sweetener. tastes like a creamy milkshake!

    Lucia

    Alright, I gotta go replenish my date supply!

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