almond milk: homemade

I don’t eat much dairy these days. I find that if I divert too far from goat milk cheese and natural yoghurt I feel worse off. Yellow cheese rarely makes an appearance on my menu. To add to my fussiness, soy milk is expensive and it tends to curdle in my coffee. So with the help of my fan-dangled new kitchen tool (a thermomix), I decided to make my own milk – almond milk – and it was surprisingly quick and easy.

1 cup almonds (I used blanched but you can use raw almonds).
About 3 cups of water to soak almonds overnight (this will make them easier to blend).
In the morning, drain the almonds and place in the thermomix (or equivalent quality blender) with about 700ml clean water.
Blend almonds (gradually move from speed 6 to speed 9 for 40 sec) to achieve a fine grind of the almonds.
Place a nut milk bag* into a jug or line a sieve with muslin and pour the almond milk through the bag/muslin.
With clean hands, squeeze the milk out of the muslin into the jug.
You’ll be left with a jug of almond milk and a bag of almond pulp/meal.

Your homemade milk will last 3 -4 days in the fridge. Shake before use.
Adjusting the water content down will make a creamier milk.
Uses for almond pulp/meal to follow.
*nut milk bags are available from some health food shops and online.

almond milk coffee

11 thoughts on “almond milk: homemade

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    • You’re welcome! Something I forgot to mention is that you can add natural sweetener if you wish by adding 1-2 pitted dates or some honey to the mix. I haven’t tried it myself yet but it sounds like a great base for a (dairy free) hot chocolate.

  2. Oh wow, I never new it was that easy! Can cheesecloth be used to drain the milk? Or is it too thick?. I’d love to try this.
    I wonder if there is a way to make it without the aid of a blender. hmm

    • Sure, I think cheesecloth would work well. The almond meal is quite fine after all the blending, then you use your hands to squeeze the ‘milk’ through the cloth leaving the pulp inside, so cheesecloth would be fine. Gee, I’d never thought of trying it without a blender. What would you use? … a mortar and pestle maybe, to make a paste and then add water back into it. Thanks for popping by and leaving comments!

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