Homemade Almond Milk

I have been on a health kick lately.  Like everyone else in January.  We'll see how much longer I last...haha.  Anyways, I'm mildly lactose intolerant so I've been drinking almond milk for years. Recently, I ran out of milk, but had a bunch of raw almonds, so I thought...why don't I just make some???! Genius.  It was AHHmazing.  Here's my recipe!


Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

3.5 cups water

1/2  tsp dried ground cinnamon

1/2  tsp dried ground cardamom

1/2 to 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (madagascar bourbon vanilla is best!)


Instructions:

  1. Soak the almonds in water for at least 4 hours, up to 2 days, so that they get plump & soft
  2. Put the soaked almonds + 3 cups water into your blender
  3. Blend on high until it's nice and creamy
  4. Add cinnamon, cardamom, and vanilla (all optional, use whatever spices you like or none at all!) and blend a little more
  5. For a rustic almond milk, you can drink it just like this!  If you prefer a more silky smooth kind, like what you would buy from a store, strain the milk first by squeezing it through a cheese cloth, or a nut milk bag (like this one) (hehehe i know it's a funny name)
  6. Pour into a cute glass bottle, chill, and enjoy your homemade goodness!  This recipe makes about 28 oz.

Let me know if you try this recipe! I love making my own milk because I can control exactly what goes into it. Do you ever make your own nut milk?  What do you put in it?  

stay gold,

Tiffany