Homemade almond milk…
While it’s super convenient to buy almond milk from most grocery stores, it’s also super easy to make it yourself. Making it yourself also guarantees a creamier and fresher milk that ultimately you will like much more! If you asked me a few years ago if I would be doing things like making almond milk, I would have laughed in your face but here I am living that hippie lifestyle!
- 3 cups of almonds
- Filtered water to soak the nuts
- 6-8 cups of filtered water for milk making
- 6 pitted dates
- 1-2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- Nut bag
- In a bowl, soak the 3 cups of almonds overnight using filtered water. Make sure nuts are fully submerged.
- The next day when you’re ready to make the milk, throughly clean and rinse the almonds. You’ll notice that they have grown in size as they have absorbed some of the water.
- In a NutriBullet or blender, blend one cup of almonds with two cups of water. Repeat a second time.
- For the last cup of almonds add the two cups of water and 6 or so pitted dates. Blend thoroughly together. The dates will add a natural sweetness to the almond milk.
- Take the blended mixture and using your nut bag, strain the mixture to separate the almond milk from the pulp.
- Once fully strained, add in the vanilla extract to taste. Once complete, bottle up and done you’re done! This should make about 36-40 ounces of almond milk and it should last 7-10 days.