Homemade Almond Milk

Making your own nut milk is very easy and its even kid approved!

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I have learned a few tricks along the way that I will pass on to you.  First, I by the raw almonds in bulk from our farmers market.  They can be pricey, so I tend to buy a large amount when they are on sale.  Second, make sure you have a good quality ultra fine cheesecloth.  I found one on Amazon that had great reviews.  It cost me about $11.  If you treat it well, you can reuse it over and over.  Simply, rinse and hang dry.  Third, get all your supplies out.  I made a huge mess the first time I did it.

Things you will need:

A fine mesh strainer

A bowl or pitcher

Ultra fine cheesecloth

A big plate or baking sheet for the leftover meal

A blender ( I actually did mine in smaller batches with a magic bullet)

Ingredients:

2 cups raw almonds

2-3 cups water (you can play around with the water depending on if you want a thicker or thinner result)

1 tsp vanilla extract (I use crushed vanilla bean.)

Soak almonds overnight

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Rinse the almonds until the water comes out clean.

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Blend the almonds, water and vanilla in a blender for about 2 minutes.  Then have your cheesecloth, strainer and bowl ready for the “milking”

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Squeeze the meal inside the cheesecloth until no more liquid comes out.  This takes a bit of muscle.

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Once all the water is out, dump the meal onto a plate or baking sheet.  This is what you are left with.

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Don’t throw this meal out. It can be dried out in the oven and used in place of flour.  It is also gluten free.  I set my oven to 200 and bake it for about an hour.  It will make your house smell like yummy almond cookies.  Before using as flour, I would suggest that you process it into a finer, flour like consistency.

To store the milk, choose a bottle that you can shake because the milk will separate.  It can probably keep well for about a week in the fridge although mine never lasts that long. 🙂

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Happy drinking! 🙂

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