The answer is YES!
I made almond milk this morning. If I had known that it was this easy, I would have been making this fresh months ago and stop buying the over-priced carton stuff. I stumbled into the kitchen this morning determined to show you just how easy it is to make nut milk at home in your blender. Seriously! This truly is one simple kitchen technique that has changed my life fooor-eeeeee-ver, and I am so excited to share it with you! All you need to make nut milk is your favorite nut, water, a blender, and cheesecloth. Feel free to get creative and combine nuts. You can flavour the milk with vanilla, raw honey, agave, (cocoa powder, cinnamon, & a pinch of cayenne for Mexican Chocolate milk) or add fruit to make an almond fruit shake. Delicious!
The process is fun so find some nuts and milk on! I usually stick to almond because I can find fairly cheap, organic, and fresh almonds at my local Mexican Grocery Store. But I do make hemp milk as well! In my mind, almond milk is the best dairy alternative. When prepared the right way it is creamy, frothy, and sweet with a slight nutty flavor. I love drinking it on its own or added to almost anything including cereal, coffee, tea (almond chai…YUM!), and shakes. The leftover almond pulp can be used for delicious, gluten-free baking. I will be drying the pulp to make almond flour. Definitely give it try. It’s fun, gratifying, cost efficient, delicious, and good for you. I hope you get the same kick out of making almond milk that I do. Once you taste the difference between home-made and store-bought, I’m sure you’ll be convinced to make the switch! After-all home-made almond milk is totally natural, raw, sugar-free, additive-free, and preservative-free, so it’s the best choice for your health!!! 🙂 Stay happy & Healthy!
Raw Almond Milk Sweetened with Agave and Vanilla
- Measure one cup of nuts, cover with water
- Soak over night
- Drain & Rinse
- Place in blender & add 5 cups of filtered water
- Blend for a good while
- Line a jug with cheesecloth or a panty-hose (make sure its new)
- Pour milk and squeeze
- Add agave and Vanilla shake or blend again
- Pour fresh raw milk in a glass and drink.
- You can bottle the milk in a clean mason jar and keep refrigerated for 3-5 days!