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Homemade almond milk. YUM!

I love almond milk.

I just started making my own and boy oh boy, is it ever easy! And the most beautiful thing about making your own almond milk is that there are no more than 3 ingredients! If you check out the almond milk at the grocery store, there can be upwards of 15 ingredients ~ some of which I can’t even pronounce!

So here’s how you can make almond milk in 10 minutes……

You’ll need:

1 cup of organic, raw almonds

1 date (optional)

3 – 4 cups of water.

Step 1: Soak 1 cup of almonds for a minimum of 6 hours. You can soak them overnight or throughout the day. Whatever fits your schedule.

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Step 2: Drain the almonds, rinse them, then put them into your blender.

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Step 3: Add the water. If you want a creamier almond milk, add 3 cups. If you want a not-so-creamy almond milk, add 4 cups of water.

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Step 4: Add 1 date to the water and almonds. Don’t forget to take out the pit!

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Step 5: Blend!

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Step 6: Grab your nut milk bag. You can find a nut milk bag at pretty much any health store. Until you get a nut milk bag, you can use a strainer. You may need to strain the milk a couple of times, but this does work too.

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Step 7: Place the nut milk bag into a large-ish container.

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Step 8: Pour the almond milk from the blender into the container.

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Step 9: Slowly lift the nut milk bag up. The almond milk will start to drain. Once most of the almond milk has drained, lift the nut milk bag up and start to squeeze the remaining milk out.

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Step 10: Pour the almond milk into a mason jar (or sealed container). Refrigerate. Your almond milk lasts approximately 5 days.

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Last step: ENJOY!

6 Responses to “Homemade almond milk. YUM!”

  1. Paul Comeau

    Loved the simple step-by-step description, as well as the pictures. I’m a convert!

    Reply
  2. Laura Patton

    Hi Jeffron,
    What do you do with the almonds?
    Can you still use the pressed almonds for baking etc or do they completely loose their flavour, after squeezing.
    Thanks
    Laura P

    Reply

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