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Learn How to make Almond Milk

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Almond milk is my favourite nut milk, refreshing and alkalising it's a delicious alternative to dairy. I use it as the base for many milkshakes and smoothies.  It's easy to make and stores well for 2 to 3 days in the fridge. It's fun to make almond milk with children as they enjoy to squeezing the milk out of the nut milk bag.

A bowl of freshly made almond milk

Homemade Almond MilkFreshly Squeezed Almond Milk

Equipment Needed

Ingredients Needed

  • A cup of raw almonds
  • Water

How to make Almond Milk

 How to milk almonds:

  • Soak a cup of dry raw almonds in water for 4-8 hours. The almonds will expand so soak them in a large jar or bowl. The soaking process makes the almonds softer and easier to blend.

I tend to either soak them overnight for milk the next day, or soak them in the morning to make milk that evening.

Soaked almondsPlump Almonds ready for milking :)

Tip: If you've soaked your almonds but haven't got the time to make up the milk, then simply give them a rinse and store in fresh water in your fridge. They will keep like this for a few days if you change the water daily.

  • Drain and rinse the almonds until the water runs clear. Add into the base of your blender.
Add the AlmondsAdd the Almonds
  • Cover the almonds with water and blend on a low setting until the nuts have been broken down.
  • Add more water as soon as the blender starts to struggle, or when the nuts are broken down. I learned the hard to way not to fill my jug blender too full, about 3cms (an inch) below max is best to prevent the almond milk from spurting out the top and making a right old mess.
Blend the AlmondsBlend the Almonds
  • Blend for 20-30 seconds on maximum speed. Adjust the length of time to suit your blender - the more powerful the blender the shorter the time, and vise-versa.
  • Strain the almond milk through a Nut Milk Bag. This is a fine mesh bag like your mum or dad may have used to make jam.
Milking the AlmondsMilking the Almonds

You can also use a fine sieve for straining the milk, but I think a nut milk bag makes it easier as you can squeeze pulp dry.

Need a Nut Milk Bag?

Ellie's best nut milk bag makes excellent almond milk and is strong, durable and easy to wash.

Almond milk is an tasty alkalising alternative to dairy milk. All you need is raw almonds, a nut milk bag and a blender.Fresh Almond Milk

Tip: Raw almond milk can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days. I find it keeps better if the almonds are soaked for just 8 to 12 hours. Keep in air tight jars that are full to the brim to minimize oxidation, and store in the coldest part of the fridge.  Shake well before use.

An easy way to make almond milk

A quick easy way to make almond milk is to blend a cup of water with a spoon of almond butter. If you want it thick and creamy use a great big spoon of butter, and if you want it thin just use a teaspoon.

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