Almond milk can be quite expensive if you use it for a range of purposes. Here is a really simple recipe for almond milk you can make at home and the best part is that it’s free of preservatives and additives! Almonds are great for your skin as they contain essential fats, magnesium and Vitamin E.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 cups water
- Honey to taste
- Measuring cup
- Blender or food processor
- Fine-mesh nut bag
1. Soak almonds overnight.
Place almonds in a bowl with approximately 1 inch of water. As the almonds absorb the water, they will begin to expand. Allow to stand, uncovered overnight in the fridge. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the milk will be so feel free to leave for up to 2 days.
2. Drain and rinse.
Drain the almonds from the water and rinse well with cool running water. Almonds should feel squishy when pinched.
3. Combine the almonds in a blender.
Once the almonds have been drained and rinsed, place them in a blender and cover with 2 cups of water. Blend continuously for approximately 2 minutes until the almonds resemble a fine meal and the water is white. Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor bowl if necessary.
4. Strain and press.
Line the strainer with the opened nut bag and place over a measuring cup. Pour the mixture into the strainer carefully. Clean hands and squeeze to extract as much milk as possible. You should get approximately 2 cups of almond milk.
5. Refrigerate and enjoy.
Pour almond milk into a storage jar or jug of your choice and store in the fridge for up to two days. Leftover almond milk can be used in oatmeal, smoothies and muffins.