Almond milk is tasty, but it usually comes in those plastic-lined cartons. These aren’t recyclable in most cities. So I don’t buy things in plastic-lined cartons. Additionally, store-bought nut milks usually have a bunch of additives. Homemade wins once again. Here’s how I make almond milk. You can try using other nuts for this recipe too, although I haven’t tried it. (I got this recipe from Treehugger.)
All you need is:
- 1 cup raw almonds (You can use other nuts, although I haven’t tried)
- 4 cups water
Put the almonds in a bowl and pour the water over them.
Cover the bowl and let sit overnight. Instead of using plastic wrap, I use towels, bowls or plates to cover things.
In the morning, pour the water and almonds into a blender. The soaking water will probably be cloudy, but don’t worry. Also, if you want the almond milk to be sweet, try adding some dates (soaked overnight like the almonds).
Blend for about two minutes.
Pour the mixture through a sieve to filter out the pulp. Press as much of the liquid through as you can with a spoon. Don’t throw away the pulp. You can make cookies with it.
Now you should have a bowl filled with almond milk.
Pour into a bottle and chill. I used an old milk bottle.
Enjoy! I like to put this almond milk on my homemade granola.