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I no longer eat or drink dairy, so I have had to find substitutes when I can and just do with out when I can’t. Cheese is one of the things that there just isn’t a good substitute for in my opinion. Oh Well! But milk, there are a few good ones. Coconut milk, almond milk, cashew milk. Soy milk is something I do not recommend for reasons beyond this post. The good news is there are many more options in the nut milk department in stores, but I have yet to find one on the shelves that doesn’t include some sort of additive to keep it fresher longer. Here is a recipe for homemade almond milk. Honestly, this is so easy I am almost embarrassed I have been buying it pre-made for this long!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw almonds (I used raw blanched slivered almonds)
  • 3 cups of water
  • optional sweetener or flavor (vanilla maybe? I used 8 drops of vanilla liquid stevia)
  • You’ll need a powerful blender and a nut milk bag

Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend on high for 2-3 minutes. You’ll get this white milky, frothy liquid

Pour the liquid into a nut milk bag sitting in a large measuring cup or bowl. The bowl needs to be big enough to accommodate 3 cups of milk. Lift the bag over the cup or bowl and let drain. As draining slows begin twisting and squeezing any remaining liquid out of the almond pulp still in the bag

         

You will get about 3 cups of delicious additive free almond milk! Used it in my decaf this morning! Uuummmm good! The reamining pulp you can let dry and use in baked goods later!

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  1. Very cool! I want to try this! What exactly is a “nut milk bag” and where would I find this?

  2. I’ve never made almond milk before, but I have made rice milk. I like the idea of making your own to save money. Thanks for posting.

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