I recently decided to cut down on drinking soy milk and try and fall in love with almond milk instead.  As you may know, I’m a bit of an organic buff these days, and was finding the cost of buying organic almond milk a lot higher than my $2 soy milk.  This led me to try my hand at making my own.  I had read a few recipes recently, but ultimately just decided to ‘wing it’ as I’ve never been that good at following recipes anyway.  I’m pleased to say the end result is great and I’ll definitely be making more of my own almond milk in future.  I might also try a few other variations like hazelnut milk (it’s insanely delicious when used to make a hot chocolate!).

Almond Milk Recipe

1 cup of almonds

4 cups of water

Soak the almonds in water overnight to soften them.  Once softened, drain and rinse, then add to your blender with 4 cups of water.  Blend for a minute or so, and then pour through a nut milk bag into a clean container.  I bought my nut milk bag on eBay for $9.90 including postage.

You can use the pulp to make almond meal by spreading it in a thin layer on a baking tray in the oven on low heat.  I tried this but because I used almonds with their skin still on, it’s not the best almond meal (it might be possible to sieve it, but I haven’t tried due to my very under-stocked kitchen!).

I’ve seen other recipes suggest things like adding vanilla essence, which would probably be quite lovely as well.

Have you made your own nut milk before?  I’d love to hear your own recipe versions if you have.