In light of the recent news that some commercial almond milks don't even contain many almonds I will be making my own. We don't drink cow's milk in our house so my kids are not comparing the texture or flavor. We use milk to add to cereal or smoothies or when baking. It took me just over 4 minutes to make this AFTER I had soaked the almonds overnight. Uh, who doesn't have 4 minutes?
Soak almonds and a pinch of salt at least 4 hours or better yet overnight. I use about 1/2 bag of raw almonds from trader joes. Drain the yucky water off and rinse the almonds. Pop the almonds and FRESH water into a vitamix or high powered blender. I had 2 cups of almonds so I added about 6 cups of water. Whir it all around until completely combined maybe 3-4 minutes. You have to strain the milk from all that pulp. I don't have a nut milk bag and cheesecloth is too messy but I do have a French press! I smooth all the pulp to the bottom when I push the plunger down. Then I can easily pour off the milk. If desired add one teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. It is also yummy to add a teaspoon of your homemade vanilla extract for delicious flavor. Store in the fridge and use within one week since there is no preservatives! You can save the pulp and dehydrate it to make almond flour or compost.
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