How many of you have tried almond milk? Okay. Now how many of you have tried the thick and creamy goodness known as homemade almond milk? If the answer is no, then you must — we mean must — give this recipe a try. It’s super simple and tastes downright delicious.
Homemade almond milk can be just as delicious as the store bought kind! Keep in mind that the almond milk in stores is usually fortified with nutrients like calcium, Vitamin D & E, so make sure you obtain those nutrients via other foods if making homemade milk.
All you need to make the milk is two cups of unsalted almonds and nine cups of water. Soak your almonds in about five cups of water overnight. Then dispose of the water the almonds were soaking in. Toss the almonds into a blender and blend them up with another four cups of water. Position a bowl under a cheesecloth or mesh strainer to catch the milk and pour the milk into the strainer. Add the strained milk into a large jar, and stir in vanilla extract.
You can make this ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Enjoy throughout the week in many different recipes. Have you ever made your own almond milk? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
- 2 cups of almonds
- 5 cups of water for soaking
- 4 cups of water
- Cheese cloth or strainer
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Soak almonds overnight in 5 cups of water. Drain the water.
- In a blender, blend almonds and 4 cups of water
- Over a large bowl, strain the mixture into a cheesecloth or strainer slowly. Squeeze or press the milk out from the thick mixture through the cheesecloth/strainer.
- Continue to do this until everything is strained.
- Pour into a large jar, stir in vanilla extract and enjoy within 7 days! (Store in fridge)