Almond Milk

🥛 A L M O N D – M I L K 🥛
What’s the hardest thing about being vegan? Waking up at 5am to milk the almonds 😭


NOT! I did not wake up at that ridiculous hour but have actually gained a sense of smugness and satisfaction having milked almonds! And you can do it too.!

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Homemade and everything – I’ve been wanting to make this for a long time but as usual procrastinate and just buy the pre-made stuff, which has minimal almond milk in it anyways.

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Homemade almond milk does not disappoint – it was so creamy, fresh and delicous.

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Recipe:

  • 2 cups almonds – soaked for 2 nights
  • Water to soak
  • 4 cups fresh water
  • 2 medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Materials:

  • Bowl for soaking
  • High speed blender
  • Muslin cloth
  • Sieve
  • Bottle to store
  • Spoon

Method

1. Soak your almonds overnight or for a second night if needed to soften (place in fridge for second night)


2. Rinse before use – washing off all the released Phytic acid (browny colour)

3. Place almonds in a high speed blender with 4 cups fresh water, vanilla essence and medjool dates.

4. Blend on a high speed for around 2 minutes – make sure to gradually increase the speed and use the lid cover or you risk it exploding out the top like I did (precious milk lost – noooo)


5. Place sieve on top of jug, covered by appropriate sized muslin cloth

6. Begin the filtering process – adding enough milk through the cloth – using a spoon to encourage it through. You will see almond meal collecting in the cloth and the glorious milk filtering through to the jug

7. When there has been a build up of almond meal – take the cloth and squeeze the rest of the milk out


8. This process will probably be repeated around 3-4 times with the remaining milk – depending on size of your sieve and cloth.


9. Fill up the milk jug and refrigerate! Use within 2 days

10. Bake something tasty with the almond meal (recipe for banana bread to follow!)

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We used this almond milk on our homemade granola and in a blueberry smoothie – it was delicous! Have you made your own milk before? How did you find the process and what did you use? I hear you can use most nuts, some seeds and even coconut 🌴

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