Almond Milk

I made up a batch of almond milk today – so pleased with it. The only almonds I had were blanched almonds ( without the skin on). It was so simple, but wow the result is delicious. Almonds are so good for you and will help provide you with calcium.

Here is a link if you’d like to read about the nutritional benefits of almonds: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/almonds.html

Here we go:

You will need 1 cup of almonds. Soak in a glass bowl with 3 cups of cold water and a pinch of salt. Give them a quick swirl and leave covered for between 4-8 hours.

Because I used blanched almonds there’s no need for any sieving.

Drain and rinse the almonds, then place in your blender along with 4 1/2 cups of cold water. Blend on low speed for 3 minutes, then high for 1 minute.

Pour into a large glass jug, cover and refrigerate. That’s it.

Personally, I don’t have a sweet tooth so I liked the taste of the milk plain, nothing added. However, taste it and if you think it needs sweetening then add some agave nectar, maple syrup or pitted dates at the blending stage.

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PS My next batch was made with raw almonds in their skin. Totally different story – I strained and reblended twice + added a little extra water.

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8 thoughts on “Almond Milk

    1. The Vegan Green

      It tastes lovely! I just used an ordinary/basic cheap blender as that’s all I have. However, I was really surprised with the results. Got the sieve out and sieved it but the milk went straight through, haha – result :)

  1. Penniless Veggie

    Looks so good! Keep seeing these great posts from you and others and I really think I’m going to have to invest in a proper upright blender, my hand held immersion blender isn’t going to be sufficient for making plant milks and cheeses!

    1. The Vegan Green

      I know you can spend £££s on blenders, but I got mine for £10 in the sale 3 years ago! It stood up to the almond milk, also does soups, smoothies etc. Doesn’t do nut cheese though, had to do that in the food processor :)

  2. I am like you. I dont have a sweet tooth and dont like ti when I taste any non dairy milk taht has been laced with some sweetener. I would love to try this… well done :)

    1. The Vegan Green

      Thanks, first attempt at almond milk and very pleased with it. Only thing I noticed is that if it’s been standing in the fridge you need to give it a quick stir before pouring over your muesli! Also, I normally have rice milk so found almond milk richer (could possibly thin it out with more water). Just thought there’s got to be something better than processed packaged plant milk.

      Good luck with it and hope you enjoy it :)

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