project lekker

Homemade Almond Milk

DIYMeghan ColvinComment

//RECIPE //

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 pitted dates (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Soak almonds overnight. 
It's important to buy raw instead of roasted. Place one cup of nuts in a bowl and cover with water overnight, at least 8 hours. 

2. Drain and rinse your nuts. 
Once your nuts have soaked, dump the water and rinse thoroughly with fresh water. Now, add them to your high-processed blender along with 4 cups of water. 

3. Customize your milk.
If you like your nut milk sweet, add a few dates. Add the vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt. (You can adjust to fit your favorite level or sweetness or flavoring.)

4. Blend soaked nuts with fresh water and flavoring
Blend your soaked nuts, water, dates and anything else you've added on a high for a good two minutes until it's smooth and frothy. 

5. Milk using cheesecloth
Lay your cheesecloth over the bowl and pour about a quarter of your nut milk into the middle of it. Gather the edges of the cloth, lift up, and begin milking. Slowly squeeze the liquid out of the cheesecloth until every last drop is in the bowl. Discard the almond meal remains and rinse out the cheesecloth. Pour the milk into a jar and secure it close.

Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Enjoy!