Monday, January 21, 2013

Homemade Almond Milk

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Day! Tim and I have the day off from work today so we're relaxing, getting some home projects completed and going out for lunch. Kaydin had to go to school to make up a day they missed this fall when moving back into their elementary school from the church they started the year at so Tim and I are enjoying some time just the two of us.

Right before Christmas Kaydin and I made some almond milk. I had been wanting to make it for months now and finally just did it. It's so easy! And fun, too.

First, you need to soak your almonds in pure, filtered water for a day or two. We soaked two cups of almonds in enough water to cover them all.

The next day we added them to the blender along with six cups of filtered water. Turn the blender on and let 'er rip!

After letting the blender work it's magic for awhile (about 1 1/2-2 minutes), the nuts were pulverized and the milk frothy.

Next, slowly pour the milk into a pitcher through cheesecloth to strain the almond meal out from the liquid. I secured the cheesecloth with a rubberband around the pitcher and poured the milk in slowly in batches.



Kaydin Baby helped me strain the meal. We used a spoon to press the meal and push the liquid through.

Homemade Almond Milk
Adapted from frugallysustainable.com

pure, filtered water for soaking
2 cups raw almonds
6-7 cups pure, filtered water
pure vanilla extract (optional)

Add enough water to cover the 2 cups almonds to a container. Let soak at least 24 hours. Drain the almonds and add to the blender. Add 6-7 cups of water and blend. Blend until liquid is frothy and all nuts are fully pulverized. Next, strain the milk through cheesecloth into a pitcher.  Add vanilla extract, if desired.

Kaydin was the first to try a sip. She wasn't too sure at first but ended up liking it. I loved it! It was great and of course tasted so much fresher than the store-bought almond milk.

Come back tomorrow to learn how to use the leftover meal from the almond milk and also an easy recipe that incorporates it!

2 comments:

  1. This is so interesting! I had no idea it was this easy. Curious to see what you'll make out of the almond meal next!

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    1. Yeah, it was super easy! Something I'll be making again!

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