Ever notice how most store-bought Almond Milk tastes just a little bit bitter? Even the ‘all natural’ brands of Almond Milk list Carrageenan, a ingredient that is linked to causing inflammation and gut irritation, even Cancer… eek! Homemade Almond Milk is surprisingly easy to make and just tastes sooooo great.
For years, the only reason I hadn’t been able to cut dairy fully from my diet is MORNING COFFEE! I hadn’t been able to get that perfect early morning sip without adding 1/2 n 1/2 or milk to my coffee… until I made this Almond Milk! It’s as creamy as full cream milk, doesn’t taste like almonds… just like glory. I’ve been making my own for a few years now, and once I got in the rhythm it wasn’t hard at all. I do recommend purchasing a nut bag to make your life easier… although I do still use a muslin cloth.
…so rich and creamy… the very best milk alternative I think…
1 cup Raw Organic Almonds
3 cups purified water
Cheesecloth (or tea towel)
Soak the almonds overnight or for 6 hours minimum.
Drain the water and put a fresh three cups of water in a blender with the soaked almonds.
Blend on high for about a minute, until the almonds are as small as they will grind.
Pour through a thin tea towel or nut bag into a large bowl.
Gather the corners of the cloth and hold above the bowl to strain the milk through. Then squeeze all the liquid through with your hands ( I call this stage 'milking the almonds').
When you’re done the almond grounds will look like course wholegrain flour. DONE!
Pour the milk into a jar and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Amazing in Granola, coffee, smoothies etc. I think it’s must smoother and better that the almond milk you can purchase and it's free of Carageenen and other additives .