Try this delicious recipe for homemade almond milk. You’ll be surprised how easy it is! It takse only minutes to make and is well worth the effort.
Makes 1 litre
1 cup (140 grams) raw almonds
4 cups (1 litre) fresh cold water
dash sea salt
1/4 to 1 tsp (or more) agave nectar, maple syrup or other natural sweetener (optional – adjust sweetener or omit entirely according to your own taste)
1. Soak the almonds 8 hours (or overnight) in enough cold fresh water to cover them.
2. Drain and rinse.
3. Put in blender with 1 cup of water. Blend.
4. Add another cup of water. Blend some more.
5. Add the other 2 cups (500 ml) water and stir.
6. Strain using a nut milk bag, cheese cloth or fine mesh strainer into a clean container. Squeeze (or press) the pulp to get every trace of liquid out of the pulp*.
7. Add dash of sea salt and the sweetener if using.
8. Pour strained milk into a clean container and keep in refrigerator.
*The leftover pulp is quite flavourless, but it is good fibre, so if desired, you can throw it into muffins. If anyone has recipes using the leftover almond pulp, please share!