Many years ago I gave up dairy and for a while I was using store bought dairy-free milks like almond, rice etc. However, the problem with a lot of store bought brands is all the extra additives and preservatives added. Then I discovered how easy it was to make my own almond milk and the rest, as they say, is history!
What you need:
- High speed blender
- Nut milk bag (or any type of muslin material to strain with)
- ½ Cup natural plain whole almonds
- 1 Liter water
What you do:
- Soak almonds in a bowl overnight covered in water. This allows the almonds to activate and in turn become softer.
- The next morning discard the water and rinse the soaked almonds.
- Place the almonds into your high speed blender along with 1 Liter of water.
- Blend on high until well blended (30 – 45 seconds)
- Place your nut milk bag (or muslin) over a large bowl and pour all of the liquid in to it.
- Strain by squeezing as much of the liquid through the bag, leaving behind the almond pulp.
- You now have almond milk!
Keep it stored in the fridge, I find it stays good for 4 or 5 days. You can also play around with the ratio’s to get your preferred consistency. I do not like any sweetness or flavor added to my almond milk but if you do, you can add a couple of pitted dates to add sweetness or scrape the inside of a vanilla pod to add flavour when you blend. So that was easy right? Oh yes it certainly was! Happy almond milk making!