What could be better than freshly squeezed homemade almond milk, made with just almonds and water, and absolutely nothing else…

Homemade almond milk

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My children have never been huge fans of cows milk and one of their favourite alternatives is almond milk. But, the list of ingredients in almond milk can be pretty long and odd looking so I usually make my own homemade almond milk instead. If you’ve never had homemade almond milk before you’ll never go back to anything else again after trying it.

Almond milk is super easy to make and tastes a-ma-zing! It’s creamy and naturally sweet and almonds are so good for you plus it has no added ingredients and that can only be a good thing.

You need a really powerful blender to help you milk those little nuggets of goodness so luckily I was sent a new VonShef Ultrablend 1000W blender from Domu for a Secret Santa gift. My other similar blender had gone off to the land of Uni with son number two and I was feeling bereft without it (what a kind mum I am, but you know…I need a blender!) The Vonshef Ultrablend is fab and perfect for making homemade almond milk. Thank you to whoever was my Secret Santa, I love my pressie!

The almonds don’t have to be soaked but you’ll get a creamier milk if you do, and a fine mesh for sifting out all the leftover pulp will leave you with a cleaner less bitty milk but if you are in a rush and you’re planning on using the milk in cooking or on cereal you can get away with a sieve. For drinking it’s best to let the milk drain through a nut bag or muslin cloth.

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk

Homemade almond milk

Homemade almond milk

Homemade almond milk

Homemade Almond Milk recipe…

How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

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Serves: 1 litre

A homemade almond milk which is dairy and gluten free
Ingredients
  • 200g almonds
  • Water for soaking
  • 900ml water for the milk
Instructions
  1. Put the almonds in a bowl or jug and cover with water
  2. Soak overnight or for at least 12 hours
  3. Drain the almonds and rinse thoroughly
  4. Put the almonds in a high speed blender or food processor (you may need to do this is two batches depending on the capacity of your blender)
  5. Blitz the almonds and water for one minute at a time until the almonds are really well blended and the milk looks creamy
  6. Strain the milk into a jug using a nut bag or muslin cloth to remove any bits of almond left over
  7. Pour the milk into a container and keep in the fridge for up to three days
  8. Optional, you can add a little salt to the milk or a dash of honey to sweeten it but I honestly don't think it needs it and my children love it the way it is

 

So, will you be making your own almond milk from now on? Isn’t it ridiculously easy to do!

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Disclosure: Thank you to Domu and my Secret Santa for my Christmas gift, all words, recipe and opinions and my own

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4 thoughts on “How To Make Homemade Almond Milk

  1. Wonderful post and great step by step directions. Now I want to make my own too!

    Posted on January 15, 2017 at 10:36 pm
    1. Thanks Alida! Yes so easy to make, and no horrible additives

      Posted on January 18, 2017 at 11:58 am
  2. I never knew that Almond milk was so easy to make. This would be great in a hot chocolate wouldn’t it?

    Posted on January 14, 2017 at 5:21 pm
    1. It is amazing in hot chocolate…just don’t be tempted to use less water when making the almond milk because you think it will make the hot chocolate even creamier…it does but it’s also really rich and sickly! 😀

      Posted on January 18, 2017 at 11:57 am