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 a very clean milk alternative and it’s also very easy to make. By itself, it does taste very plain (it tastes like almonds), as 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.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 5 cups filtered water
- 2 medoolan dates
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Soak almonds in 1 cup of water in the refrigerator overnight.
- Remove the soaked almonds from the fridge and strain. Rinse the almonds.
- In a high speed/powered blender, add almonds, 4 cups of filtered water, medoolan dates, and cinnamon. 4 cups is the starting point, but you can add more or less water depending on how watery or creamy you want the almond milk.
- 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.
- Place nut milk bag over a large bowl. Pour the contents in the blender into the nut milk bag. The almond milk will filter through into the bowl and the almond pulp will remain in the nut milk bag. Squeeze and twist the nut milk bag repeatedly to remove all of the almond milk.
- 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.