How to Make Almond Milk at Home
Makes about 2 cups
What You Need
1 cup raw almonds, preferably organic
2 cups water, plus more for soaking
Sweeteners like honey,agave syrup, or maple syrup, to taste,optional
Blender or food processor
Fine-mesh nut bag or cheese cloth
Soak the almonds overnight or up to 2 days. The longer the almonds soak, the creamier the almond milk.
Drain and rinse the almonds.
Combine the almonds and water in a blender. Place the almonds in the blender and cover with 2 cups of water.
Blend at the highest speed for 2 minutes. Pulse the blender a few times to break up the almonds, then blend continuously for two minutes. The almonds should be broken down into a very fine meal and the water should be white and opaque.
Strain the almonds. Line the strainer with either the opened nut bag or cheese cloth, and place over a measuring cup. Pour the almond mixture into the strainer.
Press all the almond milk from the almond meal. Gather the nut bag or cheese cloth around the almond meal and twist close. Squeeze and press with clean hands to extract as much almond milk as possible. You should get about 2 cups.