i made my own almond milk! i made my own almond milk! and, it was really easy. why didn't i do it before?!
(deep breath) ok, guys. i'm super excited about this. i just learned how to make almond milk at home, and can't believe that i've never done it before. it's easy, quick and much less expensive than purchasing it in the store! it tastes really yummy, too. it has a more nutty taste to it and mine was a little thinner than regular almond milk (which i prefer). it tastes wholesome and it feels good to drink it. like, "yeah, i made this almond milk. gulp gulp".
today, i'm gonna teach you how to make it, too! you should also know that you can pretty much use any nut (cashews, macadamias, hazelnut, pistachio etc) and can also play with the flavor and consistency. like vanilla almond milk? just add a little vanilla bean!
what you'll need:
- 1 cup of almonds
- a glass bowl (to soak them in)
- a blender
- a nut milk bag (or some panty hose!)
- 4 cups purified water
step 1: place 1 cup of almonds in a glass bowl, fill with water and let soak in the fridge over night (or for at least 8 hours). the step is really important, soaking your almonds is what brings out all those really great nutrients you're looking for.
step 2: give 'em a good rinse.
step 3: place in a blender and add 4 cups of purified/filtered water. this 1:4 ratio is important and stands true for any nut milk you make at home- 1 part nuts 4 parts water.
step 4: blend on high for a minute or two - maybe even touch that 'liquefy' button for a second.
step 5: place your nut milk bag in a big glass container.
step 6: pour the mixture into the bag & glass container.
step 7: squeeze the juice from the almond pulp.
step 7: pour you a glass.
step 8: gulp gulp.