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01-28-2006, 12:17 PM
I know I've read in a few threads that people can use these nylon paint strainer bags for straining nuts mylks. I found one last night in the paint department of a local store and decided to buy it.
I usually just make almond mylk in the Vitamix and don't bother to strain it but there are times I'd like a lighter version! So... how do I use the bag to do this? Just pour the mylk into it and try and push it through those tiny tiny holes in the bag? And then rinse the pulp out of the bag and I can re-use it again?
Feeling rather ignorant of how to do this, yet it seems like it should be very easy! Ha!
01-28-2006, 12:24 PM
I don't really like squeezing, so I open two adjacent cupboards and hang the drawstring part around the wood in between them, over a pitcher. After it's been hanging for a little while and almost finished, I'll squeeze the pulp that's left to get a little extra.
01-28-2006, 12:39 PM
Hi, I am the one who recommends paint strainer bags. Take the bag and find a mixing bowl and stretch the bag over the mixing bowl. Then just pour the contents of your blender into the mixing bowl. Now pull the paint strainer bag off and then just squeeze the remaining nut mylk into the mixing bowl. You can either save the pulp or throw it away. You just rinse the bag out under the faucet and re-use it over and over until you get a tear in it.
01-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Hi, I recently got the paint strainer bags, too. After I poured the pulp in, I just held the bag by the top and spun it around, so it twisted itself, and resulted in a very nice milk without me having to squeeze it, as it squeezes itself :)
01-29-2006, 06:54 PM
Thank you everyone for replying, I have almonds soaking right now and I'll be making mylk this evening. I can't wait to try this out!
02-01-2006, 05:55 PM
Oh my goodness, this was the best mylk of any kind I've ever had! I didn't even get any Rawnola made, just drank it all!
The paint strainer bag works perfectly, the most creamy consistency to the mylk and the dates I put in with the almonds added just the perfect amount of sweetness.
Thank you again for this idea SamuelWilson!
02-01-2006, 06:04 PM
Cinnamon, glad it worked out for you.
Speaking of your name Cinnamon, I like to take real Cinnamon that I have imported from Africa (not the fake stuff sold here in the states). I like to take a whole stick and just toss it in. It gives your mylk a nice cinnamon flavor and the cinnamon I use is 100% raw and unprocessed. I do not buy cinnamon powder either, I grind my own sticks in a spice grinder to make the powder. This way I know what is in the powder.
02-01-2006, 08:21 PM
Where do you get your cinnamon??
02-01-2006, 09:47 PM
I purchase the cinnamon from a company by the name of Dru Era. The cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka. Please be informed that shipping is quite expensive from Africa.
Here is the link if you wish to purchase real cinnamon=> http://www.druera.com/shopping/product_info.php?cPath=2_19&products_id=69 (http://www.druera.com/shopping/product_info.php?cPath=2_19&products_id=69)
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