Homemade Almond Milk (+ Almond Meal) - Nature's Nurture. Yesterday, I shared with you the super easy tutorial for making almond butter (and other nut butters), and as I expected, it was a huge hit! If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can view it here. Today, we’re making almond milk, and I think it’s just as awesome, if not more so! Hubby and I only recently started getting into the world of almond milk, to tell you the truth. Not because of any dairy allergies or anything; we were just interested in venturing out and trying alternatives to cow’s milk. Why almond milk? Turns out, almond milk is actually pretty healthy! Why homemade? That being said, I’ve been wanting to try making almond milk at home for a while, but it wasn’t until I read this article from Chrystal at Happy Mothering, which warned of the dangers of a common ingredient in coconut and almond milk, carageenan, which has been deemed carcinogenic.
How to Make Homemade Almond Milk That was it, I decided – I was going to make my own almond milk, once and for all. Soak your almonds. My Favourite Homemade Almond Milk + Step By Step Photos. I first tried making homemade almond milk a couple years ago, after many of you told me so many amazing things about it. It’s so creamy! It’s better than store bought!
It’s a cinch to make! Homemade almond milk is the best! And you know what? This time, I finally took the plunge and purchased a nut milk bag (feel free to giggle). This time around, my almond milk making process was indeed a breeze. Here are some step by step photos to show you my process. We are going to soak a cup of raw almonds overnight or for 8 hours or longer. Which nuts do you think your body would rather digest – the dry, hard as a rock nuts or the plump, juicy nuts? Sorry, that sounded all weird and awkward. My favourite flavour combo is a whole vanilla bean, a couple Medjool dates, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt. Blend for 1 minute on the highest speed. Turbo mode scares me. Place your bag over a large bowl and slowly pour in the milk. A lot of the milk will filter right through the bag without any effort.
Homemade organic almond milk. Almond milk is simple to make at home, and is a great nondairy milk alternative. The taste is amazing! If you're looking for a nondairy milk option, try almond milk. You'll find it on the shelves of your grocery store, but it couldn't be easier to make at home! Try this recipe for homemade organic almond milk, and you'll never need to buy it again. Keep in mind that homemade almond milk will only last for two days in the fridge, so make only as much as you'll use during that time.
Homemade organic almond milk recipe Yields 1 quart Ingredients: 2 cups raw, organic almonds4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking2 tablespoons honey (optional) Directions: Add the almonds to a large pan with enough water to just cover them.Allow the almonds to soak overnight, for about 12 hours or a little more.Drain the almonds from the water when ready.In two batches, add half the almonds (1 cup) and half the filtered water (2 cups) to a blender. Almond milk is amazing! More organic recipes. How-to Make Nut Milk. How-to Make Nut Milk I am super excited to share this tutorial with you guys! Many of you have asked for a tutorial on nut milks, since I started the Tutorial Tuesdays Series. I have been making my own nut milks for quite a few years now.
Once I realized just how simple it was, I have made a quart of almond milk nearly every single week. I also love making variations on the flavors, at least once a month I make a quart of raw cacao almond nut milk. It’s the perfect sweet treat for me. Much like my nut butter post, this is a general overview on how to make nut milks, but really the sky is the limit. What Nuts Can You Milk? First of all, let’s just get all the giggles out now. How & Why to Soak Your Nuts Why I Choose to Soak: Most nuts, seeds, grains and beans are covered in natural chemicals – enzyme inhibitors and toxins – that protect them while growing, both from sprouting prematurely and also from predators.
How-to Make Homemade Nut Milks 3) Pour into your nut milk bag and squeeze. How to Make Nut Milk: 3 Easy Recipes. Nut milks are all the rage—and they’re a great alternative to dairy. But did you know you can make your own? If you want to avoid preservatives and packaging (or if you don’t use enough to justify always buying store-bought), learn how to make nut milk with these three easy DIYs. Note: Homemade nut milks will not last as long as store-bought. Store in the coldest part of your refrigerator (in an airtight container) 2-3 days before discarding. Homemade Almond Milk Make DIY almond milk with this easy recipe.
Ingredients 1 cup raw almonds, soaked for 8 hours 4 cups water Liquid sweetener to taste (optional) Instructions Take your soaked almonds (throw away the soaking water), and place them in a blender. Notes Don’t have a nut milk bag? Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk An easy recipe for homemade sunflower seed milk. 1 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 8 hours 4 cups water Liquid sweetener to taste (optional) Take the soaked sunflower seeds (throw away the soaking water), and place them in a blender. How to Make Almond Milk (Step by Step) – Recipe. When almond milk was first on the market, my brother visited my house and spied a carton of almond milk in the refrigerator. Picking it up, he snorted derisively and asked, “How do you milk an almond?” Almond milk–and other milk alternatives–have come a long way since those early days!
Now multiple brands and flavors can be found in many grocery stores, and people are recognizing that they’re not just for the lactose intolerant–many folks simply enjoy the slightly nutty flavor and ultra-creamy texture of almond milk. You can purchase almond milk easily enough, but along with those almonds comes lots of sugar, preservatives, stabilizers, and other not-so-natural ingredients. But I have good news! Almond Milk Recipe Yield: about 5 cups almond milk Ingredients 1.5 cups whole blanched almonds or other whole raw almonds4 cups water1 tsp vanilla extract1.5 tbsp maple syrup or honeydash cinnamon Other equipment: Blendermetal strainercheesecloth First thing, get to soaking those almonds.
How to Make Your Own Hemp Seed Milk & Almond Milk. One of the best lessons I learned in my years working for Free People is that almost anything you can buy from a store, you can make yourself. Even things that might not initially strike you as something you can make are often quite easy to do yourself. Such is certainly the case with certain kinds of milk – in this case, almond and hemp seed. After buying almond milk at the store for the past year, I finally looked it up and was surprised to discover how easy it is to make. I also experimented with some hemp seed milk, which was even more simple.
I’ve been on a kick with hemp seeds lately – these powerful little superfood seeds are my new best friend. I touched on the many benefits of hemp protein powder in this post, and after using the powder for a little while I went and got a bag of hemp seeds to experiment with. To make it, all you have to do is mix 1 cup of raw, shelled hemp seeds with 3 cups of filtered water. Homemade Hemp Seed Milk 1 cup raw shelled hemp seeds Share. Super Easy Almond Milk - Ashley Neese. Happy Sunday friends! I am happy to share a staple recipe with you today, Almond Milk. This is the exact recipe I’ve been using for 5 years and it’s amazing. We’re lucky to have found an incredible source for the freshest raw almonds I’ve ever had.
This almond milk is so flavorful it tastes like almond extract! Crazy right? It is SO yummy! Packaged almond milk has been getting a ton of bad press because of all the additives and the heavy processing that goes into it. Almond milk contains loads of vitamin E which is essential for glowing, radiant skin. I make 1 sometimes 2 batches of almond milk per week and that is plenty for Jason and I. I typically soak almonds 36-48 hours before making milk. This no-fail recipe can be used with a variety of nuts and seeds. Makes 3 cups Equipment // Ingredients // 1 c. raw almonds3 c. filtered water Method // Soak almonds in water at least 24 hours and up to 48. What are some of your favorite ways to use almond milk? Xoa // Photos by Asami Zenri. How To Make Almond Milk at Home — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. I have peer pressure to thank for my newfound love of homemade almond milk. Two of my friends have been making it for months, and I've been regularly treated to their exclamation-filled exchanges about its incredible creaminess, mellow milky flavor, and all-around superiority over store-bought.
I finally got to try a glass for myself a few weeks ago, and in this case, peer pressure definitely wins. This stuff is good. Really good. And once they showed me how easy it is to make for myself, I may never drink store-bought again. Homemade Almond Milk: Watch the Video Error loading player: No playable sources found Error: Error loading playlist: No playable sources found Making almond milk is actually an incredibly old process.
The process essentially involves soaking almonds in water overnight or for up to two days — the longer you soak the almonds, the creamier the milk will be. Real, fresh, very tasty almond milk. Start with a ratio of 1 cup almonds to 2 cups water when making almond milk. Homemade Almond Milk. Don’t worry, I’m not going all Euell Gibbons on you. (What, you’re too young for that reference? Lucky you… !) Anyway, if you listen to the “experts” you’ll hear that dairy is good, then… dairy is bad! Soy is good, soy is bad! Who can keep up?! (Thankfully, there seems to be pretty consistent praise for red wine and dark chocolate – in moderation of course. Dairy and voice-over work don’t go well together — at least for me. I love it, and use it in anything that calls for regular milk.
Here’s the ingredient list – ready? Almonds + Water + flavoring of your choice That’s it! Buy raw, unsalted almonds in bulk. Put almonds and 3 cups water in blender. Almond Milk 1 cup raw almonds3 cups water1 Tbs honey½ tsp Kosher salt Cover almonds with water, and allow to sit overnight. Cover a large jar or pitcher with a piece of cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band. It couldn’t be easier – and healthier! Ready to try making your own? Tell Your Friends. How to Make Coconut Milk - Modern Hippie Housewife. Officially my first blog post! I’ve chosen to share my coconut milk recipe first because I use it in so much of my cooking and other recipes. In my home, we don’t drink milk unless it’s fermented (*yogurt*), so I use coconut milk as a substitute in my baking, coffee, cereal, soups and sauces.
The best part is is that it’s always on-hand because I keep a big of shredded coconut in my pantry. Try this recipe below and then feel free to play around with the coconut to water ratio–this is just what I liked. Ingredients – 1 ½ cups of unsweetened, shredded coconut – 4 cups filtered warm water (I use boiled water, and let it cool to warm) How it’s Made Combine water and coconut in a blender and let it soak for about 30 min. Blend for 2-3 minutes, then strain. You’ll be left with the fine, coconut pulp. Use your left-over coconut pulp in these recipes… Baked Oatmeal Muffin Banana Coconut Cookies Coconut Flour Related Coconut Curry Seafood Soup 26 March, 2014 In "Coconut curry soup" 28 April, 2014. Creamy Homemade Cashew Milk - Easy Recipe Step-by-Step. I’ve recently become obsessed with cashews. I’ve been adding them to smoothies, making sauces from them, and even using them in hummus.
The greatest thing I’ve figured out how to make so far is homemade cashew milk. As somebody who is sensitive to both soy and almonds, learning to make cashew milk turned out to be a total lifesaver. This stuff is my new favorite “milky” beverage, and it’s super easy to make. Why make cashew milk, besides the fact that it’s so yummy? Cashew milk has lots of health benefits.
Best of all, I’ve found cashew milk to be creamier than most other non-dairy milks. Have you made your own non-dairy milk at home? Recommended Products: Blender Nut Bag Quart Jar Affiliate links help to support my website and the free recipe content I provide. Ingredients 3/4 cup raw unsalted cashews3-4 cups filtered water, plus more for soaking cashews1 1/2 tsp honey or agave nectar, or one whole pitted date (optional)1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)Dash of salt (optional) You will also need.