Ok…I know what you’re thinking…I can just buy that at the store. Yes, you can. But read the ingredients. I can’t pronounce them, can you? No thanks. And seriously, making homemade almond milk is so easy! The ingredient list has only 2 items! 2! Ever since I started making my own nut milks a few months ago, I haven’t bought any at the store (I did buy a very small container of almond milk while on vacation since I didn’t think it would be safe to travel with my own nut milk which would be awesome if I could). So here is how you can make it in your own kitchen!
1 cups almonds (soaked overnight)
2 dates (I really like medjool dates)
Vitamix or comparable blender
Nut milk bag
Strainer to hold the nut milk bag (personal preference)
1. Drop your soaked almonds into your blender.
2. Add 3-4 cups water to the blender; depending on how creamy you want it. I have found that I really like 3 1/2 cups.
3. Add in your 2 dates. Don’t forget to pit them.
4. Blend, blend, and blend some more. I usually turn mine on and walk away for about 5 minutes and just let it do its thing.
5. Now the hard part (which is actually really easy). You have to strain your milk. Place your nut milk bag in the mixing bowl (I like to use a strainer as it helps hold the nut milk bag) and pour your nut/water mixture into your nut milk bag. Once all the liquid has gone through the bag, start squeezing. Squeeze that bag. You’ll get even more milk that way.
6. You now have milk! Yay for you! Pour your milk into whatever you want to store it in; I really like mason jars. And chill in the fridge.
This will last a few days depending on what you use it for; I love it straight from the jar or on granola. You can use this same recipe for cashews too!!!!
Now…who is interested in making their own creamer? My favorite is Brazil nut. Want the recipe? Let me know in the comments below.