Easy Homemade Almond Milk: 3 Flavors!
Friends you’ve all been asking for more easy DIY recipes and meal prep go-tos, so here is one for you! This is my recipe breakdown of how I make easy homemade almond milk in three different ways, with simple ingredients you probably already have at home.
When it comes to making homemade almond milk, you don’t need any fancy equipment! Just a blender (it should be high powered enough to fully break down the nuts) and some kind of strainer or nut milk bag. These are easily purchased online, but a fine mesh strainer will do the job as well.
You may be left with some almond milk pulp… there are lots of way you can use this to avoid having it go to waste! If you’d like to know more about that leave me a comment 🙂
Recipe 1: Date-Sweetened Almond Milk
This recipe will also guide you through making your base for the easy homemade almond milk.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Difficulty level: super easy
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups filtered water
4-5 pitted dates
- Start with 1 cup of raw almonds. Soak them for at least 8 hours, and overnight if you can.
- After soaking, rinse almonds. Add to a blender with filtered water.
- Blitz for 2-3 minutes or until very smooth. Strain through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth, or through a fine mesh strainer.
- Return the milk to the blender and add the dates. Blend again for 2-3 minutes. Done!
The COLOR CODE for this recipe is WHITE! Believe it or not, white foods like the inside of almonds are great for weight loss, prevention of cancer, and regulation of blood pressure
Recipe 2: Cacao Sea Salt
This second recipe is one of my favorites for a sweet treat. It resembles chocolate milk in taste and texture, so it is naturally the best after-dinner or mid-day pick me up.
For this one, just use your base made above.
1 cup date-sweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
Big pinch sea salt
Blend ingredients or stir well with a spoon, then devour!
Recipe 3: Vanilla Maple
This last recipe is an extra-decadent one and perfect for the holiday season, with notes of vanilla bean and sweet maple for nutty goodness!
Again, you’ll use your base made above
1 cup date sweetened almond milk
1 tsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Blend ingredients or stir well with a spoon, then enjoy.
These almond milks are delicious straight up, in your favorite coffee, or served over granola. Have your own favorite flavor or one you’d like to see me whip up next? Add a comment below and let me know!
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