Almond Milk

Photography By Matthew Noel | May 01, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of organic, raw almonds
  • 2 cups water
  • *see instructions for variations

Instructions

Soak 1 cup of organic, raw almonds in 2 cups water for up to 48 hours. The longer you soak them, the creamier the milk will be. Adjust the water to suit your needs: For thicker milk, like cream, decrease the amount of water; for thinner milk, like skim, use more water (as much as 4 cups of water for 1 cup of almonds).

Puree the almonds and water on the highest speed in a blender. Strain using cheesecloth set over a strainer, pressing all of the liquid out of the almonds.

Almond milk will keep in refrigerator for 2 days.

*Variations:

Fast Almond Milk: If you can’t wait 2 days for the almonds to soak, pour boiling water over the almonds and soak for 5 minutes before grinding in blender.

Sweetened Almond Milk: Add a pinch of cinnamon, cloves and/or nutmeg. Sweeten with cane syrup, honey or pitted dates.

Strawberry Milk: Puree a half cup or more Louisiana strawberries with your almonds before straining. Sweeten with local honey and a couple drops of vanilla extract.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of organic, raw almonds
  • 2 cups water
  • *see instructions for variations
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