My family has been drinking almond milk for about 5 years now. We typically would buy 4 half gallons/week. Just recently I realized how incredibly easy it is to make. I can not believe that I was spending close to $4 for a half gallon carton. We were spending over $800/year just on milk! You can easily make it at home for less than $1, that’s a savings of about $600/year! This article will show you how to make your own almond milk.
There are a couple of things you must have in order to make your milk. A good quality blender, a nut milk bag to strain the pulp (I picked one up for about $8 on Amazon) and a container to store the milk in. The ingredients to make the milk is ridiculously simple!
Almond Milk Ingredients
1 Cup Almonds
6 Cups Water
5-6 Dates (I have also used 1-2 tablespoons of Agave when I’m out of dates)
Almond Milk Instructions
To make, simply soak your almonds for at least 4-5 hours. Generally I will soak mine overnight. Drain the water from the almonds and rinse them. Pour 6 Cups of water into your high speed blender, add the almonds and dates. Blend on a high speed for about 1-2 minutes. Once blended, place your nut milk bag into your container and strain the almond pulp out. Once the milk is pretty much through the bag, I will squeeze the pulp to get any extra liquid I can from it. After I’m done, I take the pulp from the bag and dry it out to use in other foods I might be making (cookies, breads, etc.) Store your milk in an airtight container in your refrigerator and ENJOY!
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