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Have you ever tried making your own nut milk?
We go through a lot of almond milk in our house. I was blessed with two little girls who had tummy issues as wee babes, the doctor said to take them off regular milk, and give them almond. So here we are. I confess, I don’t make it from scratch all the time, but when I’m overflowing in almonds, I whip up a batch!
It’s super easy, and requires all of four ingredients.
If you feel like life gets too busy and you need to make something that helps brings you back down to earth a little, give this a try. Personally, I get a lot of satisfaction making something that is so important for the growth and development of my children, it helps balance out all the cake and donuts I’ve been making lately, right?
A couple of tips… Buy in bulk, and give the milk a good shake before pouring a glass, it will separate in the fridge, which is completely normal. To speed things up, I recommend a high quality high speed blender, such as a Vitamix, they really shine when it comes to having to pulverize things!
Smooth and creamy homemade almond milk.
- 2 cups raw almonds
- water for soaking
- 6 cups water
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 whole vanilla bean
- Place the almonds in a quart sized mason jar and fill to the top with water. Let soak for a minimum of 12 hours.
- Rinse almonds thoroughly.
- Place the rinsed almonds in a high speed blender along with the 6 cups of water, salt, and vanilla bean.
- Starting on low speed working up to high, blend for two minutes.
- Place clean kitchen towel inside a large bowl with the edges hanging over the sides. Pour almond mixture into the towel.
- Pull the sides up and lift out of the bowl, and use your hands to squeeze the liquid from the cloth. When the liquid is all extracted, set pulp aside, save for a later use.
- Pour the almond milk into a sealable jar or pitcher and refrigerate.
- Enjoy once chilled!
- Buy almonds in bulk!
- The almond milk will separate in the fridge, it is completely normal, just give it a good shake before drinking.
- Take the almond pulp and spread it out on a sheet pan, dry in the oven for four hours on the lowest setting. Blend on high until course flour consistency, and save in a sealable container.
Keywords: Nut Milk, Almond Milk, Homesteading