With this post I’m gonna encourage you to start making almond or any other nut milk at home.
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 sweetener, such as honey, maple or agave 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 | Passive prep time: 8-10 hours | Active prep time: 10 mins
- 1 cup of almonds
- 3 cups of water
- a pinch of salt + honey/maple syrup/agave syrup to sweeten (optional)
Soak almonds overnight. Drain. Place almonds with 3 cups of water in a container of a powerful blender. Blend on ‘High’ for 30-60 seconds. 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 if you like. Pour into a glass bottle, close it and place in a fridge. Consume within 5 days.