Who of us have always wondered how they milk an almond? I’m sure all kinds of pictures come to your head, but seriously, how do they milk an almond?
Ok so making homemade almond milk is not as hard as milking a cow, but it can be if your like me. Fortunately I’ll tell you what not to do 🙂
Homemade Almond Milk
A great homemade almond milk recipe without the added sugars and other additives that conventional store bought almond milks have.
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 vanilla bean
- 2 each dates
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Soak the almonds in an airtight container (mason jars work great) for 24 to 48 hours. Cover the almonds completely in filtered water. The longer you soak, the easier it is to chop it up. Once you ready to start making the homemade almond milk, filter out the water, and rinse the almonds off.
Place the almonds, chopped up vanilla bean and dates in the blender with 3 1/2 cups of water (you can add more if needed). Blend for about 2 minutes or more.
Place a cheese cloth (or a nut bag, I highly suggest a nut bag) over a milk jar and begin squeezing the bag to get all of the milk out. Once you have squeezed all of the milk out of the blender, save the remaining shreds from the almonds as you now have yourself some almond meal 🙂
Run the milk one more time through a cheese strainer to get any additional almonds pieces out. Store in the fridge overnight, and enjoy your homemade almond milk in anything your heart desires.