It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a recipe, but I’m excited to share this one! Homemade almond milk has been my obsession recently. It’s so creamy and tasty and even better it’s so simple to make. Before, I would typically just buy almond milk in the store, but realized that there was a lot of other ingredients going into it that I didn’t necessarily want to consume. I decided to make my own almond milk and fell in love with it instantly.
I love homemade almond milk because I can control what goes into it and it just tastes a lot better. I add almond milk to smoothies, matcha lattes, coffee, etc. and it really enhances the flavor. I highly recommend. Also, you can create this milk with your choice of nuts. I’ve made hazelnut milk as well and that was so good! The possibilities are endless.
- 2 cups soaked almonds
- 5 cups filtered water
- 2 pitted dates (optional)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (optional)
- dash of Himalayan salt (optional)
- Soak 2 cups of almonds in water for around 10-12 hours. Soaking almonds activates enzymes, such as phytase, making the milk more nutritious (I personally don’t always soak my almonds to save time)
- Drain the soaked almonds and place them in a high speed blender along with filtered water
- Add dates, vanilla, and Himalayan salt to blender, if desired. The dates act as a natural sweetener and are “natures laxative”. Adding vanilla extract just adds additional, delicious flavor. Himalayan salt brings out the sweet flavor of the dates and stimulates taste buds. Make sure not to add too much salt!
- Blend all the ingredients for 1-2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy
- Strain the blended milk using a nut milk bag or cheese cloth into a container or bowl (squeeze until all liquid is out)
- Optional: Pour strained milk back into blender and clean the container or bowl. Restrain the strained milk once more to make sure there are no leftover solids
- Transfer the strained milk into a bottle and store in refrigerator
- Make sure to use milk within 4-5 days
I hope you give this recipe a shot. Homemade almond milk is honestly so much more delicious and healthy than store bought almond milk. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes (besides the soaking), so it’s definitely worth it!