Homemade almond milk

Homemade almond milk

homemade almond milk

Making your own almond milk is great as you can be flexible and only make as much as you’ll use. Also, you know what is in your homemade almond milk and that it actually contains almonds!

The reason I’m saying that is that I’ve bought almond milk recently (as I forgot to pre-soak my almonds the night before) and had a look at the ingredients list. To my astonishment, almonds constituted only 3% of the total product. I was shocked!

It makes me question whether this water + additives combo should even be allowed to be called an almond milk? That’s one of the main reasons I prefer to make my own, especially that it is easy to do…  Have a go!

almond milk step by step

makes
3 cups
PREP
15 mins
COOKING
0 mins
makes
3 cups
PREPARATION
15 mins
COOKING
0 mins
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup almonds (blanched or regular)
  • 3 cups drinking water + more for soaking
METHOD
  1. Soak almonds in water the night before to make them more ‘juicy’.
  2. Next day, discard the water, rinse the almonds and put them into a blender.
  3. Add 3 cups of water (you can add 4 if you prefer the milk to be less rich) and blend for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Sieve the milk through a muslin cloth and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Don’t panic if separation occurs (this is perfectly normal), just give it a shake and you are good to use it.
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NUTRITIONAL INFO
calories
324
16%
sugars
2 g
3%
fats
28 g
40%
saturates
2 g
11%
proteins
12 g
24%
carbs
12 g
5%
*per cup
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REVIEWS & QUESTIONS
Jennifer:
How long will the alone milk last in the fridge?
    Ania
    Ania:
    About 3-4 days. HTH Ania
Louise:
How wonderfull and easy :) I'm also tired of buying "almond" milk, and with the water content, it's quite an expensive product. I'm really looking forward to this milk, I was wondering if mineral water is better recommended than tap water? I'm from Denmark and we are blessed with quite clean tap water, could I use this? I read somewhere that mineral bottled water is less regulated than the tap in Denmark. Also, if it's a microbial problem, than maybe boiling the tap water first would be ideal? Sorry for the rant, thank you for your time and effort 🙏🏽
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hey Louise,
    I would use any water that you are be happy to drink so if your tap water is good to drink, use that. I will change the recipe to reflect that as 'mineral' is not quite the right word to use here - I didn't mean to encourage people to buy water in plastic bottles at all. Thanks for your comment and hope you'll enjoy the milk. :) Ania
Rose:
Hi Anita, is there a way to use the leftover almond solids?
Rose
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Rose,
    You could spread them on a baking tray and dry in a low oven and use in a cake that calls for almond meal, for example! Or in a no-bake pie crust like this one. Hope that helps! Ania
Amanda:
I don't have a blender, would a nutribullet work?
    Ania
    Ania:
    Hi Amanda,
    I'm not sure as I don't own one, but if it's suitable for making smoothies and soups, it should work just fine. Hope that helps! Ania
Sue:
I have just come across your website as I was looking for a vegan brioche recipe. I couldn't believe all the other wonderful recipes you have constructed. It has gotten me all enthused to try them all. Thank you.
    Ania
    Ania:
    Thanks so much Sue. I'm so pleased that you like my recipes - hope you try them all:)
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