Date-Sweetened Cinnamon Almond Milk

I recently posted about homemade almond milk and all of the benefits to making your own almond. If you missed it, check it out at the link here.

Homemade almond milk is so clean and easy to make. However, it is very plain- it tastes like almonds. Like it should because it is only made with 2 ingredients- almonds and filtered water. However, for a little more flavor you can sweeten the almond milk (the natural way!). This recipe sweetens the almond milk with fresh medoolan dates and cinnamon.

 

Original Almond Milk (Unsweetened) Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds

5 cups filtered water

2 medoolan dates

1 tsp cinnamon

 

Directions

  1. Soak almonds in 1 cup of water in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Remove the soaked almonds from the fridge and strain. Rinse the almonds.
  3. In a high speed/powered blender, add almonds, 4 cups of filtered water, medoolan dates, and cinnamon. 4 cups is the starting point, you can add more or less water depending on how watery or creamy you want the almond milk, but 4 cups in my general starting point.
  4. Blend the almonds and water for a few minutes until the water turns white (the color of almond milk) and the almonds are fully grinded.
  5. Place nut milk bag over a large bowl. Pour the contents on the blender into the nut milk bag. The almond milk will filter through into the bowl and the almond pulp will remain the nut milk bag. Squeeze and twist the nut milk bag repeatedly to remove all excess nut pulp.
  6. Using a funnel, pour the almond milk into storage container of your choice- I used a large mason jar. Store in the fridge and use within 4-5 days.

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