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Recently, I have become obsessed with almond milk. I’ve never liked animal or soy milks, and out of curiosity gave almond milk a try and it’s AMAZING. I decided I should give making it at home a shot, just to see how hard it is. It’s trickier than homemade pickles, but if I can manage to DIY almond milk, anyone can.
DIY Almond Milk Ingredients:
- 1 cup raw almonds (I only did 1 cup almonds because I’m the only one in the house who drinks almond milk. It will make one large jar, but you can double or triple it of course. Use 3 cups water per 1 cup almonds.)
- 3 cups water
- A mesh bag or cheesecloth for straining
- Sweetener of your choice (I used some honey and some vanilla.)
DIY Almond Milk Instructions:
- Soak almonds.
Soak almonds overnight. For every cup of almonds, add 3 cups of water.
Using a food processor or good blender, blend the soaked almonds and water.
Once you have a good liquid consistency, strain the milk through your mesh bag. Squeeze the bag, releasing more milk. The more you do this, the thicker and creamier your milk will be. (You wind up with a bag full of almond meal.)
- Add more water, salt and sweetener to taste
Add more water, some salt, and sweetener to your taste.
When it sits in the fridge, it will separate, which can look sort of gross , but it just needs a good shake every so often.
BONUS: You know that bag of almond meal you wound up with? You can use it for some amazing treats. Go on, Google it! I mixed in some raw cacao powder and some honey, and dehydrated mine and wound up with delicious granola to snack on.
For one cup of almonds, that is a lot of DIY yummy snacking!