Fresh Almond Milk
Fresh Almond Milk
Experience the smooth taste and nutty, creamy flavor of homemade almond milk. Apart from its rich taste, homemade almond milk is more economical, healthier, and tastes delicious.
- Ways to substitute dairy milk for almond milk
- Add to your cereal
- Mix into your coffee or tea
- Blend with your smoothies
- Thicken soups, sauces and salad dressings
- Replace in baking recipes
- Save the remaining almond pulp to make desserts or cheese-like dips
To make you will need:
- 2 cups of raw almonds
- 6-8 cups of water purified water for soaking the almonds
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Soak the almonds overnight in purified water. Drain, rinse and change out the water. Soak for another 5- 8 hours. Drain almonds for a second time. After soaking, transfer almonds to the blender, add purified water. (1 cup of soaked almond nuts to 3 cups of water).
Blend almonds and purified water on high speed for about 3-4 minutes. Use less water to obtain thicker milk. The almonds will begin to break-down to a fine, meal-like texture. The water should be an off-white beige color.
Place your strainer over a cup, such as cheesecloth or milk bag; slowly pour the almond mixture into a strainer, separating the ground nuts and milk. Gently press the almond meal with a spoon; extracting milk from the almond meal. Gather the cloth around the almond mixture and turn, squeezing and press at the same time. Continue straining, extracting as much almond milk as possible.
Pour almond milk into a glass container or large mason jar. Infuse with agave, brown sugar, vanilla, or any of your favorite sweeteners for a sweet taste. Store the milk in a glass container with tightly sealing lids.
Keep almond milk for about 4 days.