3 words…homemade almond milk, but it doesn’t stop there! We’re coming right out of the gate saying that this recipe is for all nut milk lovers, and it doesn’t just have to be almonds. Almonds are a common allergy to have, and for all of you out there with this problem, we feel for you, and our hearts break for you, but that’s why we were given cashew milk, macadamia milk, pecan milk, and the list goes on. So if you’re part of the almond allergy just sub out the almonds for a different nut! It’s still absolutely delicious.
Everyone thinks, “Ok, I won’t drink milk anymore for the dairy, and by drinking almond milk I will become a beacon of health! Nothing can stop me!”. Wrong. Have you ever taken the time to flip over the carton of the almond milk you bought from the store and read the ingredients? Normally they’re full of added sugar, and a lot of other ingredients we can’t even pronounce. If you can’t pronounce it, and you don’t know what it is, you probably shouldn’t be drinking it. This is why we have fallen completely in love with our very own homemade almond milk. It’s filled with simple wholesome ingredients that fuel the body, tastes delicious, and is rather therapeutic when you make it.
Take a look below at what you will be needing, and how to perfect your very own homemade almond milk!
What you’ll need
– 4 cups of raw unsalted almonds
– 2 tablespoons of alcohol free vanilla extract (regular vanilla extract will work, we just prefer alcohol free)
– a blender or juicer or almond milk maker (we use Hurom America)
– a nut milk bag
What to do
-Add the 4 cups of raw unsalted almonds to a bowl and add water. Let it soak over night, or for at least 8 hours.
-After soaking rinse the almonds thoroughly!
-Add 2 cups at a time of almonds into the blender
-Add 4 cups of water into the blender with the 2 cups of almonds
-Blend baby, blend!
-Place the nut milk bag in the empty bowl and pour the blended almonds and water into the bag to strain the almond pulp. Squeeze the bag down into the bowl until all milk is drained.
-REPEAT until your almonds are gone!
-Add 2 tablespoons of alcohol free vanilla extract
**make sure to have proper mason jars or milk bottles to store the milk**
Start sippin’ and enjoy! Milk stays good for about 4 to 5 days.
xx bree + makenzie