WARNING, once you go homemade, you’ll never go back!
I have become VERY jaded when it comes to almond milk, or any nut milk, really. I get so disappointed when I go to a coffee or tea shop and order a matcha latte, and it’s chalky and tastes like the carton the almond milk came in. This is because of two reasons, 1. the almond milk isn’t fresh and homemade, and 2. the matcha is not a good quality matcha because they don’t want to spend the money on the good stuff. With that being said, save your money on the crappy matcha latte and make your own at home!
Thinking Of Making Your Own Almond Milk? It Is Easier Than You Think!
- a nut bag (you can also use a layer cheese cloth or a clean thin kitchen towel)
- a high bowered blender or Juicer (I use Hurom)
- 1 cup raw almonds soaked overnight in cool water (or 1-2 hours in very hot water if you need to speed up the process. But I recommend cool, overnight )
- 5 cups alkaline or filtered water less to thicken, more to thin
- Optional: 2 dates pitted, or other sweeteners of choice (omit for unsweetened)
- Optional: 1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean scraped (omit for plain)
- Optional: 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder for ‘chocolate milk’ or 1/2 cup berries for ‘berry milk’
- Add your soaked almonds, alkaline water, and any additional add-ins (optional) to a high-speed blender (like Vitamix or Blendtec). Blend until creamy and smooth. Keep it running for at least 1-2 minutes so you get the most out of your almonds.
- Strain using a nut milk bag or my favorite trick - a thin dish towel. Simply lay a clean dish towel over a mixing bowl, pour the almond milk over the towel, carefully gather the corners, and lift up. Then squeeze until all of the liquid is extracted. Discard pulp, or save for adding to baked goods (especially crackers).
- Transfer milk to a jar or covered bottle and refrigerate. Will keep for up to 4 days, though best when fresh. Shake well before drinking, as it tends to separate.
- I also use a Hurom Juicer to make my almond milk! Using a 1:1 ratio of water to sprouted almonds, ladle it in to the juicer. Turn it on and spoon in equal parts water to almonds until to run out of almonds. Strain through a nutbag once finished (see step 2 if you don't have a nutbag)
Linda SmithApril 26, 2018
I have been following yOu ever since yOu were on “Live with Kelly & Ryan” I simply Love, Love everything you post….
adminApril 26, 2018
Thank you SOOOO much ! xoxo
JenniferApril 26, 2018
I am obsessed with all kinds of almond milk. I was diagnosed with a hormone-driven cancer a year ago and I’m currently still in treatment and there’s no such thing as a hormone free anything in the grocery store so I have to make my own.
I like the unsweetened in cereal, and I like the sweetend in coffee.
I’m obsessed and your right, once you go homemade there’s no turning back!
adminApril 26, 2018
Im sorry to hear you where diagnosed with hormone driven cancer 🙁 but so amazing and proud of you for taking the right steps to heal your body and live a healthy life style!! so inspiring 🙂
ShelbyApril 26, 2018
What would another sweetner would you
Suggest instead if dates? And how much?
adminApril 26, 2018
I used to use alcohol free Vanilla extract and a touch of agave, or I would make money water to sweeten it. To do that you would put 3-4 tablespoons of lukewarm water into a cup or bowl, and mix 1-2 tablespoons of honey and mix until its dissolved and add it to the almond milk after 🙂
SUSAN GIESEJune 30, 2020
Very excited to order your matcha and do you have a specific almond vendor?
Shayna's KitchenAugust 8, 2020
Hi Susan. I purchased almonds from nuts.com. Thank you for your support! I hope you love the matcha.
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