I’m excited to share this tutorial for making homemade almond milk. This recipe is budget-friendly and is free of preservatives.
To start, I purchase raw almonds, soak them in filtered water overnight, and then rinse and drain them in a strainer (this was a double batch, btw):
Next, I get my supplies ready. The recipe inspiration I got made the brilliant suggestion to use a 1-gallon paint strainer bag (clean!) from the hardware store. This material is nylon, but it is re-usable as long as you rinse it well:
I place the strainer bag in a big bowl and also have my storage container ready with a funnel for easy pouring:
Next, I blend the almonds with 4 cups of filtered water in my blender and it looks like so:
After blending, you pour the mixture through the opening of the strainer bag and then squeeze from the top down to force the liquid out of the bag into the bowl. Sorry, no photos of this step, but it required both hands.
Lastly, just pour your mixture into your storage container:
There you have it…homemade almond milk with no sweeteners or preservatives.
- 1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight in filtered water and rinsed well
- 4 cups filtered water
- 4 dates (optional, for sweetening)
- Place the almonds and filtered water in a high-speed blender. Add dates if you prefer a sweeter version.
- Blend on high for 30 seconds or up to 1 minute.
- Pour the mixture into the strainer bag over a larger bowl. Use your hands to squeeze the liquid into the bowl. Discard the pulp or save it for another use.
- Store the almond milk in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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