Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Homemade Roasted or Raw Almond Milk
What You Need:
Almond milk is a tasty ingredient used in recipes and also as a beverage. Learn how to make almond milk at home with this easy recipe.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Place 1 cup freshly roasted almonds in a glass jar.
Cover with 4 cups water.
Tightly close the jar.
Refrigerate for 1 day or no more than 2 days.
Pour into blender and blend until smooth.
Strain liquid from pulp through cheesecloth, applying pressure to squeeze out all liquid.
Retain the almond paste pulp for other uses.
Use almond milk in recipes or as a delicious drink by itself or with a little honey and vanilla.
The almond paste pulp can be used to top cereal, vegetables, or rice.
Raw Almond Milk
1 cup raw almonds
water for soaking nuts
3 cups water
2 dates (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
Soak the almonds in water overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Drain the water from the almonds and discard. Blend the 3 cups of water, almonds and dates until well blended and almost smooth.
Strain the blended almond mixture using a cheesecloth or other strainer.
Homemade raw almond milk will keep well in the refrigerator for three or four days.