Here's the recipe that I use to make my own Almond Milk:
How To Make Your Own Almond Milk
Homemade Almond Milk Ingredients
- 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight
- 5 cups filtered water (I use Shaklee's Get Clean pitcher)
- 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 pitted dates for sweetness
Step 1: Place the almonds in a large bowl and fill the bowl with water until the almonds are covered. Cover with a towel and let sit in a cool place for about 24 hours. You can soak them in the refrigerator to avoid risk of fermentation.
After the almonds are done soaking, they should be plump. Pour out the water the almonds were soaking in and rinse them with fresh water.
Step 2: Place the almonds in your blender with about 4 to 5 cups of water. Add the vanilla and dates if you are using them. I use a VitaMix blender.
Blend on high for about 30 seconds or until you don’t have any more large date or almond pieces.
After you are done blending, you’ll have a thick white liquid with lot of froth on top.
Step 3: Strain the almond milk through a bag strainer, or through a fine sieve, into your original bowl or another large container. A nut milk bag will allow you to get more of the milk, but it may be slightly messier.
If you are going to use a sieve, use a spoon to scrap the bottom of the sieve to remove built-up almond pulp. Once all of the almond milk has been drained, remove the pulp before adding more milk to be strained. You can use a large spoon to press the almond pulp into the sieve and get more of the milk.
The finished product will yield about 32 to 40 ounces of fresh almond milk. Store in the refrigerator and try to use within a week. You will need to stir the almond milk every time you use it, since it does settle. Use as a liquid in smoothies or drink it straight. Use it as you would regular milk.
I found this recipe on Tracy's blog. I've adjusted her recipe to suit my needs.
RECIPE & PHOTO CREDIT.... See Tracy's original blog post for this recipe here: