Make Your Own Almond Milk

 

While we love the convenience of just running to the store and picking up a carton of milk, if there’s a way we can make it, we prefer to do it ourselves. That way, we know exactly what’s going into our food (and drinks!)–no ingredients that we don’t approve, all chosen by us. It was for this reason that we decided to try our hand at some homemade almond milk. With just four ingredients, this almond milk turned out to be some of the best we’ve ever had.

DIY Almond Milk

Almond Milk

1 cup sprouted almonds

2 1/2 cups water

1 Tbsp vanilla

1 Tbsp agave syrup

Cheese cloth or nut bag

DIY Almond Milk

Soak 1 cup of almonds in 1 cup of water for 24 hours. The longer the almonds soak, the better. We’ve read that you can/should soak them up to 5 days, but 24 hours works well, too. Make sure to cover them so nothing gets in.

Rinse almonds, and put them in the blender. Add all other ingredients: vanilla, agave syrup, and water. We found 1 1/2 cups of water was just enough for our almond milk to be on the creamier side (you can always add more or less depending on your taste). Blend almonds until fully smooth. Pour out into cheese cloth or nut bag. Gently squeeze, and the almond milk will seep out!

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

DIY Almond Milk

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s