How to Make Almond Milk {RECIPE}

When Cylus, my youngest, was one, he started having some tummy problems. We had no idea what was causing his problems, but one of the things we tried was eliminating cow’s milk to see if he had an allergy to the protein in cow’s milk. To replace it, I started making homemade almond milk, a very healthy alternative to cow’s milk

Utensils you’ll need: Measuring cup, bowl, strainer, blender, and cheese cloth. Ingredients: almonds, water, vanilla (optional), sweetener (optional).

Soak 1 cup of almonds in water for at least 8 hours (no more than 48 hours).

soak almonds

Strain the water and thoroughly rinse the almonds. Pour the almonds and 2 cups of water in your blender.

pour almonds

Blend on high for about 2 minutes or until white and frothy.

blend almonds & water

Line a large measuring cup or bowl with the cheese cloth.

line bowl with cheese cloth

Pour the almond mixture on the cheese cloth.

pour almond milk into cheese cloth

Press and squeeze the cheese cloth to remove as much of the almond milk as you can.

squeeze cheese cloth

Set almond pulp aside to use for later.

Almond Pulp

[Optional] Now you can add 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla for flavor. You can also add sweeteners like agave, honey, syrup, or sugar to sweeten.

Pour your homemade almond milk in a mason jar or old plastic juice container, refrigerate, and drink within 3-5 days.

almond milk

There are many things you can make with the leftover almond pulp. I used it for almond pulp crackers.

Homemade Almond Milk
An alternative to cows milk that tastes great!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Cup Almonds
  2. 2 Cups Water
  3. 1/2 - 2 teaspoons Vanilla (optional)
  4. Sweatener - Agave, honey, syrup, sugar, etc. (optional)
Instructions
  1. Soak the almonds in water for at least 8 hours (no more than 48 hours).
  2. Strain the water and thoroughly rinse the almonds.
  3. Pour the almonds and 2 cups of water in your blender and mix on high for about 2 minutes or until white and frothy.
  4. Line a large measuring cup or bowl with the cheese cloth. Pour the almond mixture on the cheese cloth. Press and squeeze the cheese cloth to remove as much of the almond milk as you can. Set almond pulp aside to use for later.
  5. [Optional] Now you can add 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla for flavor. You can also add sweeteners like agave, honey, syrup, or sugar to sweeten.
  6. Pour your homemade almond milk in a mason jar or old plastic juice container, refrigerate, and drink within 3-5 days.
Notes
  1. Peel the almonds before blending for a smoother consistency.
  2. Save the almond pulp and make almond pulp crackers (or another healthy snack)!
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