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
- 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
- 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)
- 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)
- In the morning, discard the water and rinse the almonds (to remove the salt and remaining anti-nutrients)
- Throw almonds in your blender together with 3 cups of spring water and blend on high speed for about 10 seconds
- 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)
- Pour the mixture into a bowl, using a nut milk bag/ cheesecloth/ nylon stockings to separate the pulp from the milk.
- 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)
- 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!