diy homemade almond milk

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This morning, I made fresh almond milk. It’s so easy to make, and it’s much MUCH cheaper than buying almond milk from the supermarket. Also, I don’t like store-bought almond milk. It tastes like liquid marzipan — and I don’t like that. I guess it tastes like that because the almonds aren’t soaked properly before they turn them into milk, which leaves the bitter anti-nutrients still in. So if you were never into supermarket almond milk either, turn away no more: this homemade almond milk is absolutely delicious.


FRESH HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK

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Equipment

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  • A blender
  • A bowl
  • A nut milk bag (you could also use a cheese cloth or nylon stockings)
  • A funnel
  • A glass bottle or jar

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds, soaked in about 1 cup of water + a pinch of salt for 8-12 hours
  • 3 cups of spring water
  • optional: pinch of salt, 1-2 dates (to taste)

Recipe

  1. Put the almonds in a jar together with 1 cup of water and a pinch af sea salt, stir and soak overnight (about 8-12 hours)
  2. In the morning, discard the water and rinse the almonds (to remove the salt and remaining anti-nutrients)
  3. Throw almonds in your blender together with 3 cups of spring water and blend on high speed for about 10 seconds
  4. Optionally, add in a pinch of salt and/ or dates and blend again for about 10 seconds (the salt will give your milk a little extra boost in flavour, the dates will make your milk sweeter)
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl, using a nut milk bag/ cheesecloth/ nylon stockings to separate the pulp from the milk.
  6. Optional: rinse the blender and transfer milk back into the blender — this will make it easier to pour the milk into the funnel (depends on the material you use, of course)
  7. Pour the almond milk into your glass bottle or jar — use a funnel if the opening is small

The milk will keep fresh for about 3 days in the fridge. You can drink it plain, add to granola, oatmeal or use in desserts like this raw vegan chocolate mousse or for making these gluten-free pumpkin muffins.


Do you drink nut milk? What is your favourite - almond, rice, soy, hemp, oat milk? Do you make it yourself? Would you like me to post another DIY plant milk recipe? Let me know by posting in the comments section below!