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Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

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I’ve been using store bought almond milk for a long time now and then the other day I read an article that claimed that most ready almond milks only have 5 almonds in them and the rest is water? Anyway so I decided to have a go at making my own just to see how it would turn out. The result? O.M.G. <3

 

Its not something you would probably make all the time because it is a bit of a process and time consuming but its worth trying atleast once because it tastes oh so good!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water
  • 4 cups of filtered water
  • 2-5 dates (for sweetness)
  • 1 whole vanilla pod (or 4 to 5 drops of vanilla essence)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a small pinch of sea salt to enhance the almond flavour

 

Soak your almonds in a bowl full of water preferably overnight or for atleast 2 hours. Rinse and drain the almonds and place in a blender together with your dates, filtered water and vanilla pod. Blend on a high speed for atleast a minute.

For this next step you will need a muslin cloth or muslin bag placed over a large bowl.  You need to carefully pour the almond milk mixture into this cloth and then gather up the cloth and squeeze and kneed it gently to release the milk. this took me about 5 to 8 minutes to do because you want to squeeze all the liquid out.

Rinse out your blender and pour the milk back in. add your cinnamon and salt and blend on a low power to mix it all up. You will be left with a creamy, thick milk which is perfect drunk on its own, or in smoothies, or over your granola.

Pour into a clean glass jar and store in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Before using each time, give the jar a shake because the mixture does separate.

** you can use the ground almonds that you are left over with in muffins (like my almond coconut apple muffins), in smoothies, in granola or you can freeze it and use as and when needed.

About the author

Meera Vadgama info@thefitfabfoodie.com

2 Comments

  1. Rekha Naresh shah
    March 17, 2015 at 7:10 am
    Reply

    Wow, it must be delicious! And of course home made! Yummy……

    • Meeroxy
      April 8, 2015 at 7:41 am

      It really is! You must try it! thank you

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