I would say knowing how to make your almond milk is an important life skill… I don’t know about everyone else, but I love almond milk and I use it almost every day. I use almond milk in most of my recipes so I hope you learn to love it! I personally think that almond milk tastes 10x better than regular milk. I’m very sorry if you are allergic to almonds!
I use store bought almond milk for convenience reasons when I don’t have enough ingredients around but I try to avoid buying almond milk because store bought brands are full of additives and fillers. Since almonds are an expensive ingredient, most companies tend to use a small amount of almonds, lots of water and ingredients like carrageenan that basically thicken the water to a milk consistency. Don’t worry, that is as technical as I will get about this. I’m also skeptical of products with long shelf lives so homemade is the best way to go!
I’m sure that you could make decent almond milk with just water, almonds and some sort of sweetener but cinnamon and sea salt enhance the flavours perfectly. I never thought that I would like the combination of cinnamon and almonds but once I tried this recipe, I’ve never gone back. This recipe is seriously easy to make! The ingredients can be found basically anywhere (you can substitute agave for any other sweetener) and thats nice too. If you give it a try, let me know what you think !
Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
Prep time: 1 day
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 1 glass
1 Cup of almonds
2 Cups of filtered water
1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 Tsbp of agave (can be customized according to preference)
1 pinch of sea salt
Special Materials Required:
Nut milk bag, or cheese cloth (or strainer)
1. Soak your almonds in 1 cup of water overnight in a container (note: the longer you soak the almonds, the creamier it tastes!)
2. Rinse almonds and place into blender
3. Add water, sea salt, vanilla and agave and blend on high
4. Strain the liquid with your nut milk bag into a big bowl because this can get messy. Make sure you have clean hands for this step so that you can give it a good squeeze to get all the milk out
5. Dispose of your almond grounds or use them to make cookies (recipe can be found here)
6. Pour it into a glass and enjoy!