Sometimes delicious recipe ingredients are derived from a raw nut, such as almonds. If you are anything like the hundreds of lactose intolerance individuals, have a milk allergy or just choose not to indulge in dairy you probably buy almond milk as an imitation dairy-free alternative. While working on my recipe for Banana Pancakes, I found that almond milk is commonly used in many vegan recipes too. In addition, almond milk is very easy to make at home. All you need is a blender, water and a cup of almonds.
And yes, of course, almond milk can be purchased at just about any supermarket but there’s something rewarding about making your own. However, most store-bought almond milk is loaded with added sugar and I wanted to include the purses from possible in my recipe. Furthermore, almond milk is very nutritious, dairy free and low in calories. For this reason, it doesn’t cause a spike in blood sugar levels, making it suitable for diabetics, as well as those who are on a low-carb diet.
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Fresh almond milk will only last a few days, so use ASAP!
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 cups water (plus more & filtered water can be used too)
- 1 or 2 Mason Jars
- Cheesecloth or nut bag
- Place the almonds in a bowl or measuring cup and cover with about an inch of water. Let soak overnight on the counter or in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The longer, the creamier the almond milk will be.
- Discard the water from the soaking almonds and rinse them thoroughly under cool running water.
- Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water/ filtered water.
- Blend at the highest speed for 1-2 minutes. Pulse the blender a few times towards the end to ensure all the almonds are broken down finely.
- Place strainer over a large bowl. Next, line the strainer with either cheesecloth or nut bag, next pour all the almond mixture into the strainer.
- Squeeze the cheesecloth or nut bag and extract the milk from the mixture.
- Pour milk into the mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
- If a sweeter taste or more flavor is desired, you can add vanilla abstract and/or organic honey.