Make it Monday: DIY Almond Milk

Make Your Own Almond Milk

Make Your Own Almond Milk

Did you know you can make your own almond milk? Of course, you can make your own anything if you have the materials and know how to do it. I can’t say this is necessarily cheaper than just buying a container of almond milk, but if you like the thrill of doing on your own, as well as knowing it’s about as fresh as you can get, it might be worth a try.

I got a nut milk bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials to review. I find it easier to use and handle than cheesecloth when making nut milk.

So, here is how I make almond milk, using the Everyday Kitchen Essentials nut bag.
     First, soak a cup of raw almonds in 2 1/2 cups water. At the very least, soak 2 hours, but it’s best to do more, even overnight. Cover it up so nothing nasty floats in while you’re not looking.

     After you’ve soaked your almonds, strain them and dump them into a blender. Add 4 cups of water and blend about 5 minutes. I also add a couple teaspoons of vanilla and tablespoons of honey as well. Keep blending the full five minutes, even though it will seem like it’s all liquidy before that. It may seem like a long time, but do it anyway. 😉

Dump the almond mixture into a bowl or pitcher fitted with the nut bag and strain the liquid. Lift the nut bag out of the pitcher and squeeze, getting as much excess liquid as possible out. DSC02144

Don’t discard those solids! Allow it to dry and grind it into almond meal.

     Pour your fresh almond milk into a container for keeping, or use it right away. Makes a quart of almond milk. You can obviously double the recipe to make more. This is not sweetened of course. You will have to do that yourself. 🙂
     Let me know what you think! Do you use almond milk?

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Comments

  1. Jessica M. says:

    I never thought about making my own almond milk. My family recently added almond milk to our diets, and everyone seems to like it. I am sure my kids would get a kick out of trying this, since they love making just about anything….especially when the end result means something they can eat or drink!

  2. miranda robinson says:

    I had no idea you could it yourself!

  3. I’ve made soy milk but not almond milk. I don’t think I’ve even tried almond milk before.

  4. Jennifer Hiles says:

    Wow, that looks really easy. I want to try this. I know almond milk tastes great and is good for you. I think my kids would enjoy this too!

  5. wow you do it like the old day if you out of milk make your own

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  7. I love almond milk. I also had the chance to review this bag and I made Horchata which was so yummy. Anyway, I came by to let you know that I shared a link to this page on my blog on 9/12. You can check it out here: http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com/2014/09/found-on-web-friday.html My Horchata post can also be found on my blog.
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