Learn how to make homemade almond milk using just two ingredients that is dairy-free, vegan & with no preservatives or unnecessary additional ingredients. Plus it can be easily customised for flavoured almond milk! AND, by finding ways to use the leftover almond pulp, this recipe can easily become zero waste!
Begin by soaking your almonds overnight in a bowl of water.*In the morning, drain the excess water and rinse the almonds.
Add 1 cup almonds to 4 Cups filtered water to your blender ** and blend for two minutes, till smooth and creamy. ***
Using a nut milk bag, strain the almond milk into a large bowl, squeezing out as much of the liquid from the remaining almond pulp.****
Pour this into an airtight bottle and keep stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.
* If you're in a pinch then I'd say a minimum of around 4 hours in warm water, but it's best if left closer to 8-10 hours!**The ratio for nut milks works brilliant as a 1:4 ratio. However, if you're wanting to make more of a 'cream', then use a 1:2 ratio!*** Alternatively, using the NutraMilk, you can pour the milk directly into a bottle, as the machine keeps the pulp on the inside.**** This almond pulp can then be dried out in the oven and ground into flour or used in its pulp form for a whole ton of recipes. To top your cereal, added into a smoothie, as a topping for yogurt, in homemade granola. You can also use it for plenty of baking recipes. This includes energy balls, cookies, crackers, muffins, brownies, my tart bases etc. I've even seen a recipe for almond pulp hummus!Options for homemade flavoured almond milk:- For a simple sweetened version: add 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup OR 2 Medjool dates. Optionally, add vanilla- Chocolate almond milk: add 2 Medjool dates, 1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract & 1 Tbsp cacao/cocoa powder- Strawberry almond milk: add 2 pitted Medjool dates, 1 Tsp Vanilla extract & 1 Cup fresh strawberries.- For a coconut almond blend: swap out your filtered water with coconut waterNote: The total time does not include time for soaking the almonds (recommended 8 hours).