Home made Almond Milk Recipe

Easy & perfectly sweet and creamy

I first tried Almond milk after reading about it on a recipe blog that called it creamy, sweet and the perfect alternative 'mylk.' I was so excited to try it - I love almonds so I had seriously high expectations. I was so certain that it was going to be completely amazing, that I bought six cartons! 

When I got those cartons home, I poured myself a big glass and chugged it down. And like a brick to the face it was sour, watery and utterly disgusting! I was still so sure that almond milk should be amazing, that I jumped to the conclusion that this was a dodgy brand or bad batch. So I cautiously opened another carton and had a sip. Yet again, I was disappointed with a sour, watery liquid. 

I was so upset with almond milk, that I gave up on it completely for months and months. 

Until I saw a blog post that convinced me to try making my own. Knowing that home made is always better than store bought, I got myself a nut milk bag and gave it a go. Not just better, it was actually amazing. I can now understand what all the hype was about!

Try making your own Almond Milk.

Even now, it still blows my mind that something could swing between such huge extremes, from completely disgusting (shop) to so beautiful and creamy (DIY!). If you already drink store-bought almond milk and tolerate (or somehow even enjoy it!) Kudos to you! You have stronger willpower than me and some awe-inspiring taste buds! But I promise, you will like home-made almond milk better.

Almond milk is nothing new. Its an incredibly healthy milk alternative and couldn’t possibly be any easier to make yourself. If you use the leftover almond pulp in another recipe, the milk essentially becomes free too, which in any books is better than the $4 per litre at the shops!

Experiment with the basics and craft your own signature almond milk!

You can play around with this recipe, this is just a starting place. Add cinnamon or vanilla to change up the flavour or add more/less almonds to alter the consistency to your own preference.

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Easy home made almond milk

Prep Time5 minsCategory, , , ,

Ingredients:

 ½ cup Raw natural almonds (not roasted or salted)
 1 l filtered water
 1 cheesecloth or nut mylk bag (purchase link above)

Instructions:

1

Soak almonds overnight (no longer than 2 days) in around 1 cup filtered water. Out on the bench is fine, but if you’re likely to forget it, then put them in the fridge (somewhere obvious!) with a reminder 🙂

2

Strain the soaking water from the almonds, then zoosh them with 1L filtered water in your blender until creamy (4-7 seconds).

3

Use your nut milk bag/cheesecloth to strain the milk and remove the pulp. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days and keep the pulp for baking!

NOTES
4

The milk will settle/separate - just shake it well before using.

5

The leftover almond ‘pulp’ can be used in healthy baking recipes. If you can’t make anything straight away, put in a container in the fridge for up to 1 – 2 days max. Just make sure you’ve squeezed out as much water (milk) from the pulp as possible.

Ingredients

 ½ cup Raw natural almonds (not roasted or salted)
 1 l filtered water
 1 cheesecloth or nut mylk bag (purchase link above)

Directions

1

Soak almonds overnight (no longer than 2 days) in around 1 cup filtered water. Out on the bench is fine, but if you’re likely to forget it, then put them in the fridge (somewhere obvious!) with a reminder 🙂

2

Strain the soaking water from the almonds, then zoosh them with 1L filtered water in your blender until creamy (4-7 seconds).

3

Use your nut milk bag/cheesecloth to strain the milk and remove the pulp. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days and keep the pulp for baking!

NOTES
4

The milk will settle/separate - just shake it well before using.

5

The leftover almond ‘pulp’ can be used in healthy baking recipes. If you can’t make anything straight away, put in a container in the fridge for up to 1 – 2 days max. Just make sure you’ve squeezed out as much water (milk) from the pulp as possible.

Easy & Creamy Almond Milk
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