With this post I hope to encourage you to start making almond or any other nut milk at home. It's really not as complicated as you might think. I’ve already spent quite a lot of money for almond milk ever since I started using it, although I had a powerful blender waiting for me at home all that time. And water. That’s all you need for a basic nut milk. Really. And it only takes 10 minutes of your time.
To make the perfect almond milk you need to soak almonds overnight so they become much softer, blend them with water and strain this liquid to get a smooth non-dairy milk. Then you can add a pinch of salt and/or your preferred sweetener, such as honey or maple syrup. Pour it into a glass bottle, place in the fridge and use it for your morning coffee, porridge, pancake dough and many more recipes.
Makes about 1 litre | 1 cup – 250 ml | Total time: 8-10 hours | Hands on time: 10 mins
- 1 cup of almonds
- 3 cups of water
- a pinch of salt + honey/maple syrup (optional)
Soak almonds overnight. Drain. Place almonds with 3 cups of water in a container of a powerful blender. Blend on ‘High’ for 15 seconds only. That way you will be able to strain even the smallest particles. I used to blend my almonds with water for a longer time, but in that case, even the finest nut milk straining cloth wouldn't do the job. I found that shorter blending time helps you make a smooth almond milk.
Strain using a special straining cloth. Add a pinch of salt and/or sweetener if you like. You can also make this milk thinner by adding more water. Pour into a glass bottle, close it and place in a fridge. Consume within 4 days.
Why not use your homemade almond milk to make some great drinks and meals? Try it with my:
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