Homemade Almond Milk
If you like almond milk, you will have to learn to make it yourself. I usually only buy it when I can find a high value coupon but I love it in my coffee and over cereal.
Last week we were asked to review a Nut Milk Bag. The only thing I that I thought of to test this bag was on my weekly batch of cold brew coffee. However, once I looked up how to make almond milk..we were a go!
~ Place water over almonds and let sit for several hours or overnight
~ Pour off water from almonds and place them in your high speed Blender (or food processor)
~ Add pinch of salt and vanilla (both are really optional)
~ Add 4 cups of cold water to blender and crank that badboy until the mixture is smooth
~ Place nut bag in a large bowl and slowly pour the blended mixture into the bag
~ Pull on draw string to close the bag and then start twisting the bag and continue to twist and press until all the milk has been expressed from the bag. (Keep squeezing and turning the bag as much as possible)
~ Set the bag with almond pulp in a small bowl
~ Pour the almond milk into the canning jar and chill before serving
~ I like my almond milk sweet so I will add honey or a sweetener to the final product
~ Toss in a couple of tablespoons of cocoa and you have chocolate milk
~ Spread the almond pulp on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 for 3 hours or until completely dried. This can be used in baking as a replacement for flour. If you can keep the kids out of it! It smells like cake batter while drying.
We eat the larger clumps and add the rest to our pet’s food as a protein boost.
Honestly, I never knew it was so easy. This recipe will make 1 quart of almond milk. It will keep in the refrigerator for 4 days. Shake the jar to combine any settling before using.
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