Ever tried making almond milk at home? Vegan or not, this is an easy, healthy and fun recipe to try at home. with just 2 ingredients and less than 15 minutes hands on time you can make almond milk at home! This easy dairy free milk substitute is great in smoothies, milkshakes, in baking cakes, cookies and can also be for cereals. Take advantage of this easy recipe and make a batch at home today, after all 2 ingredients 🙂
Why Make Almond Milk At Home?
While it is so convenient to pick your stash of almond milk from stores, making at home means you are in tital control. You can make it however you want like
- sweetened milk with your preferred sweetener
- Plain and unsweetened as I have done here
- Use a combination of nuts or seeds and make your own blend
Also non dairy milk choice is not easily available yet in small towns , they are very expensive even if available, so making your won batch of almond milk is the perfect choice. This is a great alternate for those with lactose intolerance even if you are not vegan.
The procedure for making any nut milk is simple and same. Here instead of almonds you can even use cashews or any other nuts. Soak, peel if necessary, blend with water, strain and adjust the consistency of the milk with more water if needed.
To make your nut milk more delicious you can even add pitted dates. If you are making this milk for using in recipes, it is better to keep it plain though.
The procedure remains same for even oats milk. Just blend with water, strain and use in your recipes. Do try out this recipe and I am sure you will never go back to store bought almond milk, this recipe is fun, easy and really good. Not to forget there are no preservatives or fillers
This Almond Milk Recipe Is
Excellent substitute for dairy milk
Great source of nutrition for toddlers and kids
Tastes rich, creamy with slightly nutty flavor
Easy 2 ingredients recipe, no fillers
Takes less than 15 mins hands on time
Very versatile and can be used in many ways
Vegan & gluten free
You Will Need
Almonds and water, that’s it!
As this recipe is made with just one star ingredient use best quality almonds here. I had pack of Californian almonds and used it for this batch. You can use mamro almonds too.
Few add-ons you may try are
Nuts like cashews etc
If you want to sweeten the milk you can add any type of sugar or your preferred sweetener.
Step By Step Method
Begin by soaking almonds in cold water overnight or blanching almonds in warm water for 30 minutes.
Peel the almonds
For 1 cup of peeled almonds you will 4 cups water for moderately thick almond milk. Add more or less water according your preference.
Add almonds and water in a high power blender jar. Blend until thoroughly smooth.
Pass through a muslin cloth or nut bag or fine strainer. You can use the almond pulp in baking.
Collect the strained almond milk and store in clean airtight bottles.
How Long Does It Keep Well?
Homemade nut milk usually keeps for 5-6 days in refrigerator.Make sure to use very clean dry bottles for storing. You can even portion out and store in small bottles.
Remove only the quantity you need and if required warm gently. Non dairy milks should never be boiled as they will curdle and spoil.
Uses Of Almond Milk
In coffee, tea, as milk substitute for kids.
Making curries, use in place of coconut milk
Use in baking in place of dairy milk
In cereal or slightly sweeten and eat with your favorite cookie!
What To Do With Pulp Left After Straining The Milk?
Collect the pulp and dry it well. Now using a coffee grinder or dry grinding jar of your mixer, grind it well. This will resemble almond meal and you can use it in
Baking by replacing a part of flour in cakes or cookies recipes
Add some to your roti or flatbread dough for added nutrition and flavor
homemade face packs
Almond Milk Recipe
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 1 cup almonds
- 4 cups water add more for thin milk and less for thicker milk
- Begin by soaking almonds in cold water overnight or blanching almonds in warm water for 30 minutes.
- Peel the almonds
- For 1 cup of peeled almonds you will 4 cups water for moderately thick almond milk. Add more or less water according your preference.
- Add almonds and milk in a high power blender jar. Blend until thoroughly smooth.
- Pass through a muslin cloth or nut bag or fine strainer. You can use the almond pulp in baking.
- Collect the strained almond milk and store in clean airtight bottles.