I never knew what I was missing until I tried almond milk. And its even better when it is homemade and you know where the ingredients come from and what is in it.
It is super easy to make!
-pure, filtered water for soaking
-1 cup raw, organic almonds
-4 cups pure, filtered water
Take your dry, raw almonds and allow them to soak for at least 24 hours. I usually soak them overnight but if you dont have that much time, overnight will do.
Step 2: After they are done soaking, strain the almonds and place them into a blender. Add the four cups of water and blend at a high speed. Usually about a minute or two. The consistency should be frothy and look like a watered down milkshake
Step 3: Pour the frothy contents into a cheesecloth lined strainer. This part gets a little tricky: Fold the corners of the cheesecloth over itsself until you are holding the dry ends together. Squeeze the contents of the milk into the cup/strainer that you are using to catch the milk.
*As an option, you can add a few drops of fresh vanilla or some cinnamon to change the flavor*
After you strain the milk, you will end up with dried almond “pulp”. I will either throw it to the birds and squirrels outside or bake it and put it in a dessert. You can also dehydrate it and use it as a coating on meats or fish. Because there are no artificial preservatives, the milk will last in the fridge about 3-4 days
Hope you have as much fun making this as I did! Give it a good stir or shake before you drink and ENJOY!