There are so many Almond Milk recipes out there!! It was so difficult to trust the measurements, but I think I found a delicious middle ground! The best part?? It’s raw, organic, preservative free and you can guarantee it is the best almond milk around.
What You Need For This Marvelous Creation!!
~ Masticating/Twin Gear Juicer(suitable for nut milks) OR High Speed Blender like a Vitamix (Checkout my Coconut Chronicles to see how I made coconut milk without a Vitamix)
~ Almonds, Raw, Unsalted ( I used 2 Cups for this recipe)
~ Nut Milk Bag or Cheesecloth (available in the Baking Aisle anywhere!)
~ Large Bowl To Soak Almonds
~ Coconut Nectar or Vanilla to taste (optional)
For this recipe it will be 1 Part Almonds to 3 Parts Water, for example
1 C. Almonds = 3 Cups Filtered Water
2 C. Almonds = 6 Cups Filtered Water
And so on… My package of Raw Unsalted Almonds that I purchased was just under 2 cups, so I did just around 5 1/2 Cups of filtered water and I soaked it from 3pm until 11am the next day. Drained the water (and discard), washed off the almonds and rubbed off most of the skin, (do not re-submerged the almonds in their soaked water as it contains some toxins you don’t want to consume,) I got fresh water, juiced, strained, and served!!! Here is the step by step guide for in-depth details!!
Step 1: In a big bowl or appropriate container measure out your 1 Part Almonds to 3 Part Water. You will want to soak your Almonds for 6-8 hours or overnight for best results You will notice that they have expanded quite a bit after just a few hours, it’s acceptable to juice/blend if necessary.
Step 2: Strain your almonds and discard the water, you will be tempted to save it – don’t. If you want pure and clean almond milk get fresh filtered water that isn’t harboring the dirt and the toxins and etc. and re submerge your almonds.
Step 3: If you have a juicer this may be a your last step simply ladle equal parts almond and water. If you have a blender you will add equal parts water and almonds cup by cup into your blender and process or if your blender can handle it all at once, blend away! Your Mixture will be chunky since it still has the almond fibre in it. That is where your nut milk bag or cheese cloth comes in handy.
Step 4: Unnecessary if your juicer extracted the pulp which you might want to save for recipes like this (skip to Step 5)! For the blender method, over a bowl pour the contents into a nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze! (pictures for this process in my Coconut Chronicles post)
Step 5: Add Coconut Nectar, Vanilla or even Stevia to taste, but it is already pretty yummy without anything else. I use this in my Super Smoothies that I make almost everyday, you can use it in cereal, oatmeal, etc. ENJOY!!!!!!