How To Make Your Own Almond Milk

You’ll need:

1 cup raw almonds
5½ cups water — 2 cups for soaking the nuts, 3½ cups for blending
3 to 4 pitted dates OR 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, to taste)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

Follow the steps below:

  1. Soak the almonds in water overnight.
  2. Drain the almonds and put them in a blender with 1½ cups fresh water and flavourings.
  3. Blend on high speed for about 3 minutes. Stop after three minutes, scrape down the sides of the blender and add up to 2 more cups of water. With less water, you have thicker and more intensely flavoured milk.
  4. Line a sieve with a few layers of cheesecloth to strain the mixture.
  5. Pour your almond slurry slowly into the sieve and let the liquid drain into a bowl below. Squeeze the slurry to extract every last drop of milk.

Enjoy!

Note: If you are not using the milk immediately, pour it into a jar and refrigerate.

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