Almond Milk

By Gabby

Almond milk is easy to make and so great for you. Making it at home allows you to put in it what you want and the possibilities are endless.

Almond Milk
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raw unsalted almonds

  • 4 cups of filtered water (for soaking)

  • 8 cups of filtered water (for the milk)

  • 2 t vanilla extract

  • sweeten to taste (I use 4-6 t of Truvia)

Directions
  1. Place your almonds and 4 cups of water into a medium bowl and let them soak for a minimum of 4 hours up to 24 hours. (If you soak them over 8 hours, drain, rinse and add fresh water)

  2. After they have soaked, drain and rinse the almonds.

  3. In a blender put 4 cups of water and half of the almonds. Run on high for at least 2 minutes. The longer it runs, the finer the pulp will be.

  4. After it has blended, pour your liquid in a fine sieve and allow the milk to drain into a large bowl or pitcher. Use a rubber spatula or spoon to press the milk out of the pulp.

  5. Discard your pulp*

  6. Repeat the process until you have "milked" all of the almonds

  7. Add the vanilla and sweetener. Stir well.

  8. The first cup of this milk is so good fresh from the blender. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Shake well before pouring as it will separate as it sits.

  9. * I do not discard my pulp. I put it in my dehydrator and dry it to use in my baking as almond flour. It is not as fine as store bought flours, but it works well in cookies and breads or as breading when mixed with traditional flours. OR some people like to drink it with the pulp. The choice is yours.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Per 8oz. Serving
Calories
30
Total Fat
2.5 g
Saturated Fat
0 g
Potassium
170mg
Fiber
1 g
Protein
1 g
Carbohydrate
1 g

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18 replies

leecarol
leecarol 2015-02-07 08:04:09 -0600 Report

Grandmama 16 you can purchase almond milk with it sweetned or unsweetened by adding vanilla it helps with the flavor. But it is by far less expensive if you make it yourself. Almond flour is simple to make as well. Some people prefer to sweeten it but again you control it.

leecarol
leecarol 2015-02-07 07:57:01 -0600 Report

Grandmama 16 almonds may be a little pricey but you are in control of what goes into the product. Almond flour js easy to make if you have a food processor. I use my Kitchen Aid to make mine or you can use a Vitamix too if you have the dry container. I buy my almonds from Sam's Club it is by far cheaper.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-05-03 07:50:42 -0500 Report

Never thought of dates going in, that sounds good. I like a little sweet with it, just because that is how I am used to it. You don't have to though. It's a personal thing.

Jameel
Jameel 2014-05-01 09:56:55 -0500 Report

Hi I put almond in water before I sleep in morning I take skin off from almond then I put in blander add glass of milk yummy yummy

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-04-30 17:48:02 -0500 Report

Why does this need to be sweetened? That is the reason I don't drink almond milk, but I love almonds.

LyynM
LyynM 2014-04-30 17:26:07 -0500 Report

I have made my own almond milk and found that the best sweetener is a few dates thrown in the blender with the almonds.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-10 10:35:50 -0500 Report

I use it in my milk or make a tea out of it and I have noticed a huge difference in my joints, especially my hands. I take it every day in either method and I make my own, don't take pills. Though you could make your own capsules if you wanted. I don't have that much patience. LOL I will post my tea recipe so you can give that a try.

silvie mae
silvie mae 2013-08-08 21:56:14 -0500 Report

I was using turmeric tincture for quite some time for joint pain but I didn't seem to get any relief. Does it help you?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-08 08:57:15 -0500 Report

I pay about $11.00 for a 3 pound bag of almonds and that will make me about 5 recipes here worth. Yes, it's pricey, but it's the quality control I'm after. Plus I get about 3 quarts of home made almond flour which would cost me about $12 in the grocery store. So it kind of evens out in the end, if I don't waste anything.

Grandmama16
Grandmama16 2013-08-07 02:05:42 -0500 Report

I'd like to make this but aren't almonds pricey and where can I get almond flour I've heard of in another receipt?

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-05 06:13:28 -0500 Report

I don't add sugar. Most almond milks you buy have sugars added to them. Maybe they use more almonds per serving, that could be a reason as well.

Grandmama16
Grandmama16 2013-08-02 14:59:49 -0500 Report

I haven't tried it but I buy almond milk and discovered that it has 16 gr. of carbs per cup. Ouch Why is your less? Thanks

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-08-01 17:32:47 -0500 Report

I love this drink. I make it nearly every week. I use it in the mornings mixed with about 1/2 t of turmeric to help with my joints. It's great on cereal and I have used it to cook with, though I prefer drinking it.