Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Homemade Almond Milk + Almond Meal



Yum



Just almonds and water, and you’re on your way to smooth, creamy homemade almond milk and almond meal!

I have made almond milk with dates and honey but you can use any kind of flavor and sweetener of your choice.

Have you ever thought to make your own almond (or any other) milk? What is your current milk of choice? Dairy or non-dairy? What other milk alternatives do you like to use in your home? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Please leave your comments... I would love to hear from you.

Ingredients

1 cup almonds, soaked and rinsed
4 cups/500ml water (for thick and creamy milk)
Or 8 cups/1 litre water (for thinner milk)
1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
3 dates (optional)

Method : Almond milk

Soak the almonds for 8 hours or overnight.

Place almonds and water in blender and blend on high till the mixture is fine and foamy.

Add honey and dates or the sweetner of your choice and blend for 2 mins.

Line strainer with cheesecloth and place over bowl.

Pour milk through strainer and let sit for about half hour for all the milk to drain.

Transfer milk to glass container and keep in fridge for up to 4 days.

Almond Meal

Spread out almond pulp which is left on the cheesecloth after milk extraction on a lined baking sheet and bake at lowest setting for about 3 hours, until completely dry.

The dried product will be somewhat crumbly in texture.

Put dried almond meal in food processor and whirl until it’s a fine powder.

Use in baking recipes that call for almond flour or use it in your morning breakfast cereal or overnight oats as I do...