Homemade Almond Milk
Have you ever tried making your own HOMEMADE ALMOND MILK and/or ALMOND FLOUR?
Well, I have always wanted to but just never took the time to do it. Until yesterday.
See, my husband and I are already dairy free and I am slowly trying to transition my kids into being dairy free, too. (Pssst… It’s not as easy as it sounds when they are 11 and 9 years old and been eating/drinking dairy their entire lives)
Anyway, since the cartons of almond milk include some ingredients that I do not want to consume (ie… carrageenan, gums, etc…) I decided to try to make homemade almond milk and almond flour with a combination recipe that my friend Lauren Goodrich gave me and pinterest. It looked easy enough so why not give it a try.
Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
- Soak a cup of raw almonds in a bowl of water overnight
- The next day, drain and rinse the almonds and put them into a high power blender
- Add 3-3.5 cups of water to your blender with the almonds
- TIP: the less water you use, the more nutty flavor you will get, but don’t use less than 2 cups
- Blend it on high power for a minute or two
- Put a piece of cheese (or nut) cloth over a bowl or pitcher
- Pour the blender full of YUMMY almond milk over the cheese cloth into the bowl or pitcher
- You will be left with almond meal on the cheese cloth and the strained milk in your bowl or pitcher
- Squeeze out any remaining milk from the almond meal
- You can add some pure vanilla (.5-1 TSP) and stevia to your almond milk for more flavor and sweetness
- The almond milk will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator
Now, what you have left over is a whole lot of almond meal! What do you do with it?
Well, you can make almond flour! That stuff is expensive in the store and SO yummy to use in many recipes.
How to make Almond Flour
- Pre-heat the oven to 175º
- Spread the leftover almond meal onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Dehydrate your almond meal for 3-4 hours in the oven
- Remove from the oven and put back into a clean and DRY blender or food processor
- Turn it on and watch the almond flour appear before your eyes
- Keep it in the fridge for freshness
There are SOOO many recipes (on Pinterest especially) that you can make using almond flour. My daughter and I are going to make a YUMMY recipe on Tuesday so be sure to check back and watch our post about our adventure!
Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have ever tried making Homemade Almond Milk.
What recipe do you use to make Homemade Almond Milk and Flour?
Have you had any luck? Let me know!