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09-26-2007, 12:56 AM
How Do You Make Almond Milk?
09-26-2007, 01:04 AM
Here's how I do it. I soak almonds for a good 24 hours. Drain. Put in a powerful blender with equal amounts of water. I'm very inexact with that and always get good results. I like to put in a dollop of honey or perhaps a date, maybe a couple of drops of stevia, maybe a splash of vanilla extract. Blend. I used to strain through a cloth bag but now switched over to a fine-mesh strainer with good results. I use a rubber spatula to push it through.
Throw that pulp in the dehydrator and dry it. Freeze it for deserts later.
I don't find that almond milk lasts real long. I make it fresh about every three days.:)
09-26-2007, 05:32 AM
I use 1 cup of soaked(overnight) and rinsed almonds and 4 cups of water. Blend in vitamix, strain. Put back in blender w/T honey or agave, 1/2 tsp vanilla and apinch od celtic sea salt. I keep for max 3 days..prefer to make enough for 2 as it tastes much better fresh. Enjoy, I love this stuff!!
To strain it I buy gallon sized paint strainer bags (I wash before using) at Home Depot, 2/$1.99
They can be reused a half dozen times or so before they get too rough~
09-26-2007, 09:59 AM
I hope this link works. karen knowler and ani phyo sp has some videos on you tube about making some common raw food items. that is how i learned how to make almond milk.
Having a nut bag is really nice because the mesh is so fine that only the smooth almond milk is left.
If the link doesn't work type this in to google:
Karen Knowler, The Raw Food Coach: Almond Milk
Another option if you are going to mix it with something is to just put one part almond butter and three parts water in the blender with some agave nectar or honey to taste.
My boys really love chais, and I realize they do have some caffeine, but every once in a while as a special treat I'll make them iced chais using half almond mylk (the quick one above) and half chai tea. I've also made this mixed with three frozen bananas and a ton of cinnamon for an amazing mylk shake.
A good rule of thumb with any nut mylk is to use one part soaked nuts to 3-4 parts water (depending on what you like) and sweetener to taste. Then blend and run through a nut milk bag. You want to make strawberry mylk or chocolate? Same deal but add some frozen strawberries (YOU freeze them, they're sweeter) or ground cacao nibs.
Hope that helps! Happy tasting. :)
09-26-2007, 10:46 AM
Thanks Everyone!! That Helps A Lot.
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