homemade almond milk

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By Tasha Kaye
from Wenatchee, WA

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serves 6-8
prep time 30 Min

Ingredients For homemade almond milk

  • 1 c
    raw almonds
  • 4 c
    filtered water
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    natrual sweetner - maple syrup, agave, stevia

How To Make homemade almond milk

  • 1
    You will need a blender, cheese cloth and a large pitcher or container to store the milk in. Start with soaking a cup of raw almonds over night in filtered water. Drain the almonds and place in a blender. Add 4 cups of filtered water. Blend, blend and blend! I like to blend for at least a good minute. It will be frothy – look at all the bubbles. Let rest for a few minutes. Then take a large pitcher, place cheese cloth or a nut bag over the top and pour some of the milk in slowly. Take a spoon and gently stir to help the milk drain. You will have almond mush once the milk has drained. I like to do this several times in small batches. Take the cloth and gently squeeze it dry. Once it's dry, place pulp in a separate bowl for later use. Do not throw this away as it has great baking potential. Store in a covered pitcher and keep refrigerated for up to a week. I used a piece of plastic wrap to cover my milk but if you have something that has a lid that works even better.
  • 2
    There are other variations of milk that you can make. If you want a vanilla almond milk add 6 dates or 1/4 cup agave nectar and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. You can also add less water if you want a thicker “cream” type milk or more water if want a thinner consistency; like non-fat milk. Feel free to also add a variation of spices, such as cinnamon or nutmeg for a special treat. Or add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder to the vanilla milk recipe and you have instant chocolate milk! I hope this shows you how easy making your own nut milk is. You can also experiment with other nuts; like cashews. Just remember to keep the nut pulp and freeze it; a lot of raw dessert recipes call for this pulp.