Almond Milk Is Delicious
It's easy to learn how to make almond milk in your own kitchen with just a few utensils including a good blender. This delicious milk alternative is enjoyed by adults and children. and is a good source of vitamin E. It is also rich in minerals including:
How to Make Almond Milk
Ingredients to make almond milk:
- 1 cup raw almonds soaked
- 1/2 cup dates soaked
- 4 cup filtered water
- Pinch of salt
Before you can make almond milk, you'll need to soak the almonds and dates for 8 hours or overnight.
Almonds and Dates
When you're ready to make the almond milk, drain the liquid from the almonds and place them into your blender or Vita Mix. Then add dates along with the liquid in which they soaked.
- Add almonds (Drained)
- Add dates and liquid. (Do not drain)
Pinch of Salt
Just a pinch of salt is all that's needed to bring out the rich nutty flavor of almond milk.
Another benefit for choosing almond milk is that it is cholesterol free and rich in:
- omega fatty acids
Add the filtered water to the almonds, dates and salt. To capitalize on the health benefits of making your own almond milk, be sure to only use filtered water in your recipe. To ensure pure, contaminant-free water a point-of-use filtration system is ideal.
Ready to Blend
Secure the top on your blender and start the blending process on a low setting to break the almonds and dates into smaller pieces.
Mixture Turns to a Creamy Color
When almonds and dates are in smaller pieces increase blender setting to high. The mixture will turn a creamy color. In a powerful blender such as a Vita Mix blend for about 1 1/2 minutes. If you're using a smaller, less powerful version it will take longer.
Choose a Strainer
Homemade almond milk contains fiber that must be strained to produce the final product. Strain your almond milk blend through a fine strainer or nut milk bag.
Milking the Nut Milk Bag
When using a nut milk bag to strain your almond milk, work the bag to squeeze the milk from the pulp and into a bowl. This is sometimes referred to as milking the bag.
A Great Milk Substitute
Once you learn how to make almond milk you'll see it provides a tasty substitute for milk from animals and contains no cholesterol or lactose. It makes a suitable substitute for milk in many recipes and makes it an ideal choice for vegans or people with dairy allergies who prefer not to drink soy milk or rice milk.