DIY Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Homemade Almond milk has much more flavor and body than store bought and it’s really easy to make.  Stay tuned for a Pecan Crusted Pumpkin Pie recipe with this as an ingredient.  I thought it would be helpful to post this recipe as well.  On one of our visits to Nashville, daughter #1 taught me how to make this.  We all loved it immediately, including my sister who is still developing a liking for real food.  It was unanimously voted our favorite coffee creamer.

Here’s how you make it-

Homemade Almond Milk (makes 1 quart)

1 heaping cup of raw organic almonds

filtered water

3 pitted dates

natural vanilla bean

Directions:

Soak almonds for 8-10 hours in filtered water.  They will expand so make sure you cover them generously with water.

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Drain soaked almonds and place in a Vita-Mix blender with 4 cups of fresh filtered water.

Blend on high for 1 minute then add vanilla bean and pitted dates.  Blend for another minute or until smooth.

Pour almond milk through a mesh bag  holding it over a large bowl to catch all the filtered milk.

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Twist and squeeze bag until you get most of the milk out of the puree.

It yields 1 quart and keeps for 4 days refrigerated.  It’s delicious in coffee, on granola, in baking and also in green smoothies.

Try it…it’s deliciousness will surprise you!

Amy

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