After hearing about the many benefits of making your own almond milk, we finally decided to try it and see whether homemade almond milk is better than store bought brands. The result? Yes, homemade almond milk is delicious. Really delicious. Think fresh, nutty, and extremely tasty almond milk. And not only is homemade almond milk it easy to make, but it is much healthier than store bought brands. We're obsessed.
Using Ellie's Best Nut Milk Bag, we created a recipe that convinces us to never drink store-bought again. We hope you'll enjoy this recipe as much as we did!
Prep time: 10 hours
1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight or at last 10 hours
3 cups water
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of sea salt
2-3 dates, soaked, or 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
1. Soak almonds overnight or at least 10 hours. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the almond milk will be.
2. If using dates to sweeten, soak in warm water for 15-20 minutes.
3. Drain an rinse the almonds. Then combine the almonds, water, dates or maple syrup (optional), vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt in a blender and blend high for 1-3 minutes. The almonds should be broken into a fine meal.
4. Line a strainer with a nut milk bag and place over a bowl or container. Pour almond mixture over the nut bag. To extract as much milk as possible, gently squeeze the nut milk bag over the almond meal.
5. Refrigerate almond milk up to two days. Shake almond milk before using.
Notes: You can keep the almond pulp to use in making bliss balls, cookies, or crackers, or add to oatmeal and smoothies if desired.
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