I’ve been completely obsessed with Almond Milk lately – going through it at a rapid speed with all the fun milkshake and smoothies I’ve been making. So instead of dropping $$$ on a carton every few days I thought it’d be fun to make my own! Plus, I’ve been having so much fun experimenting in the kitchen lately that it only seemed right to give this a shot.
The 1st step was soaking 1 cup of raw almonds overnight
I should have done a side by side because it’s crazy how alive the almonds look after soaking in comparison to out of the bag.
I soaked the almonds throughout the night and throughout the whole day while I was at work. When I was ready to make the milk I drained them from the water they were soaking In and put the almonds in a blender with 4 cups of filtered water. Then, all you do is blend.
Ok, there’s more too it but seriously how cool is that? It’s milk!
Once you blend it for a good 2-3 minutes and it’s completely smooth you’ll need to strain the milk so you can catch all of the almond pieces. We used a cheesecloth and it worked pretty well. A little messy but I’ll just prepare better next time!
And there you have it – homemade almond milk.
You can obviously spruce it up if you’d like and add some sweetness to it – Agave, maple syrup maybe, whatever your little heart desires….
We decided to bottle up some of the plain almond milk and then do something fun with the other half. We blended a handful of frozen blueberries and 1 ounce of agave to make a beautiful light purple colored milk – this picture doesn’t even do it justice, this color was amazing.
We poured the milk in giant ice cube trays to make popsicles which is funny since we obviously don’t have any sticks in there. Oh well, we’ll call these….creamsicle cubes! Sounds like something you’d eat with your hands. Right? We also stuck some whole blueberries in which you can see surfacing. Ugh, so beautiful!
Well we let those sit overnight so I’m still not sure how it’s come out. Can’t wait to go home and eat!