Homemade Almond Milk to Start the Year on the Right Note

Nut milk has become increasingly more popular as a plant-based milk alternative to dairy. It has a creamy and nutty texture and is delicious over muesli and breakfast cereals. Commercial almond milk is often sweetened with unhealthy sugars, so I hope this recipe will inspire others to make their own nut milk at home. If you do not have a cheese cloth to strain the milk, a normal clean dish cloth will also do the job. Nut milk can be used to substitute milk in most recipes. Instead of almonds, why not try your favorite nuts? Hazelnuts and cashews both work well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almonds 
  • Water 
  • 3 whole dates or sweetener 
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract 

Method:

  1. Soak the cup of nuts overnight in water with a pinch of salt. If you have time, remove the shells of the almonds (this step is not essential but recommended). Drain the excess water from the soaked nuts and add to a blender with water, dates and vanilla. Blend together on high.
  2. Strain the blended liquid through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth. Discard the residue and transfer the liquid to airtight container and keep refrigerated. Will keep for three to four days.