Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vanilla Almond Milk

I got so sick of the price of soy/rice/oat/almond milk at the supermarket that I decided to make some. Seriously, it was $5.50 for 1L of almond milk. I made 1.25L with 1/2 cup almonds... almonds are $9/kg- SO much cheaper!! 

It's not a hard recipe, you've just got to think ahead because you'll need to soak the nuts. This is a fairly thin milk but if you'd like it stronger/thicker just reduce the ratio of nuts to water!

Vanilla Almond Milk
1/2 cup almonds (pre soaking measurement)
5 cups filtered water
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
  • Soak almonds for 2 days
  • Rub skins off
  • Blend almonds with water
  • Add vanilla extract and salt (this is subtle- if you want a strong vanilla taste just add more!)
  • Also if you want it sweeter you can add some stevia
  • Pour through a milk bag/paint bag/muslin/old stockings
  • Bottle- it will keep 4-5 days in the fridge
You'll be left with some almond meal from the straining process- don't waste it!! just dry it out and you can sprinkle it on fruit/desserts/salads/veggies. You can even mix it with herbs/spices to make it more special or bake with it! 

I use it pretty much the same as any other milk- I drink it straight, have it with cereal, in tea and use it in sauces and baking. 

Hope you give this one a go- Almonds a so great for you!
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