We usually buy cases of almond milk from costco but I’d been noticing a lot of negative articles about store-bought almond milk popping up in recent months. Articles touting that there is actually only a very small amount of actual almonds in the milk, that it contains questionable ingredients, etc. So we decided to take our Blendtec blender for a spin and make some homemade almond milk. It was actually super easy and tasted much better than the store-bought stuff. It actually tastes like almonds! Plus it contains only 3 ingredients so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body.
1 cup raw almonds / 4 cups filtered water / small pinch of salt
You have to start the night before as you’re going to need to soak the almonds in some water overnight. In the morning, rinse the almonds and toss them into a blender with the 4 cups of water. On our Blendtec we blended it using the ‘whole juice’ button but on another brand of blender, blitz on medium-high to high speed for 1 to 2 minutes.
Strain through a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag (I have a Chinese soy milk bag which I’m guessing is the same thing as a nut milk bag) so that all the skins and pulp are removed from the milk. Do this just by pouring the milk into the bag over a large bowl and squeeze out all the liquid, leaving the pulp behind in the bag.
Add the salt and just stir to combine. And that’s it, easy peasy! It can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
I like my almond milk plain and unsweetened but if you want you can pulse in some vanilla extract and agave nectar in along with the salt.