How to Make Almond Milk
There are those of us that can’t consume dairy products. Almond milk makes a great substitute and it works well for any use where you would use regular milk.
You can buy almond milk in cartons at the store for a reasonable price, but like all store bought products it will have additives in it. Truth is almond milk is so easy to make there’s no reason not to. It’s just a couple of easy steps. Other than the soaking time, you can make it in minutes.
Perhaps the main thing about this recipe is to remember to soak your almonds overnight. If you forget, you can boil them for about 20 minutes, but the milk won’t be quite as creamy. I recommend using a high powered blender such as a VitaMix or a NutriBullet. You’ll need nut milk bags to strain the milk and they can be a bit hard to find so I added a link to order them from Amazon.
This recipe is for unsweetened almond milk. If you would like it a bit sweet, add a couple of dates to the blender while blending. You can also add a bit of honey or maple syrup.
How to make preservative free homemade almond milk.
- 1 cup raw organic almonds
- 3 cups purified water
- Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak overnight
- Drain and rinse almonds
- Put the almonds in a high powered blender with 3 cups of water. Blend 1 to 2 minutes until the liquid looks milky and the almonds are very finely chopped.
- Put a nut milk bag or clean dishtowel in a bowl or pitcher and pour the mixture into the bag. If using a dishtowel be sure you will be able to gather all of the corners together. Let the milk drain through and then squeeze the remaining milk out.
The milk will keep in your refrigerator for about 4 or 5 days. You can save the pulp that you strained out and let it dry into almond flour for baking.
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