While in the US at Easter, I tried almond milk for the first time.
Instantly, I fell in love.
Unfortunately, the ready-made stuff isn’t available in Germany yet.
Luckily, making almond milk at home is incredibly simple.
How to Make Homemade Almond Milk
1 cup almonds, unroasted
3-8 soaked dates, depending on how sweet you want your milk
splash of vanilla, optional
4 cups cold water
- Soak the almonds and dates in water for 1 hour then drain, reserving the date water.
- In a heavy-duty blender, add the soaked almonds, dates, vanilla and water. I like to save the date water then add to it to reach 4 cups.
- Process for about 1 minute.
- Strain the liquid over a large bowl in a nut milk bag or a fine mesh strainer lined with a paper towel.
- Periodically, stir the almond mixture to release all liquid.
- Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Once the ingredients have soaked, this method really takes no more than 15 minutes, most of that being time to strain the mixture.
Use your almond milk in oatmeal, smoothies, recipes or just to drink!
The benefits of almond milk include:
being high in magnesium, potassium, Vitamin E and calcium. Almond milk has fewer calories compared to dairy milk. Almond milk is raw, vegan, and a wonderful alternative to people with lactose intolerance or a soy allergy.
Once you have strained your almond milk, save the almond pulp to be used in recipes or simply enjoyed as a sweet snack.
Almond pulp with honey and cinnamon
Give this simple recipe a try and save yourself some money while adding important nutrients to your life!
If you are looking for a detailed step-by-step guide, visit this website.