Homemade Almond Milk

30 July 2014 | By

almondAlmond milk is a great dairy alternative for people who are lactose intolerant, people on gluten-free or fat-free or any of those other popular healthy diets, or just people who are trying to avoid the cholesterol and saturated fats found in plain old cow’s milk.

But the store-bought almond milk usually comes with a lot of fillers and preservatives and other unknown chemicals–and you don’t want that.

Plus it can be quite expensive… so why not make your own?

Here’s what you’ll need:

-1 cup whole almonds
-4 cups filtered water
-nut milk bag or cheese cloth

First, make sure to rinse and soak your almonds for 4-6 hours. Then, throw them in your blender along with the filtered water.

Blend, blend, blend!

Once you’re sure that the mixture is thoroughly blended, take any container of your choice and place your nut milk bag or cheese cloth on top, then pour your blended almonds and water into it. Make sure to pour it into the bag or cheese cloth to separate the almond bits.

Grab the bag or cheese cloth (make sure the top is closed!) and squeeze every last drop of liquid into your container.

And you’re done!

Extra tip: Add some honey or maple syrup (to taste) to sweeten the milk. You can also add vanilla extract for a delicious, vanilla-flavored almond milk, or some cacao powder for chocolate milk!

Photo by Amazing Almonds / CC BY 2.0

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