Home Made Almond Milk Recipe

More and more people are shifting to dairy-free options in place of their coffee creamer, especially almond milk!

Almond milk is a great alternative to dairy as it’s creamy in texture and comes from a plant. In the last year, I have shifted from putting regular cow’s milk in my coffee to almond milk. Being a religious coffee drinker, I go through a LOT of almond milk. Which equivalents to a lot of money.

So why spend money on buying almond milk what you can make it at home? I get it. It’s work! You all know me as an eater-outer, but it is so satisfying making something home-made once in a while.

Here is my super easy and delicious recipe for almond milk if you want to save some money and make it at home 🙂

 

ALMOND MILK RECIPE:

  1. Soak 1 cup of almonds overnight or up to 2 days in 4 cups fresh water.
    2. Discard the water and rinse almonds well in sieve or colander.
    3. Put almonds into high powered blender with 6 cups fresh water. Blend 2 minutes. (Optional-add 2 soaked dates to sweeten or a few raw chocolate beans, Cacao, when blending).
    4. Strain this mixture in nut milk bag by squeezing or pressing out as much “milk” as possible. Nut milk bags can be purchased at a health food store.
    5. Discard pulp/almond meal or reserve (see below).
    6. Store almond milk in a covered glass container in the fridge up to 4 days. You may sweeten with maple syrup or a bit of vanilla extra. Shake before serving.

Using the leftover almond meal: You can spread it out on a baking sheet and bake in a 200 degree oven until it has completely dried out. Dry almond meal can be kept frozen for several months and used in baking.

 

Enjoy!

-Jenna xoxo

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