This is a wee bit off the topic of soapmaking, but aside from being a soapmaker I also dabble in cooking and DIY. I want to start posting a few more posts like these, because they are mostly just fun!
I've wanted to try making nut milks for a while. I've mostly shifted away from eating dairy and only really use alternative milk in my coffee and pancakes. With your own almond milk you can control the consistency and the flavour. Plus it's super easy to make and really tasty.
Here's my recipe:
What you'll need:
- 1 cup of almonds
- 2-4 cups of water (depending on the consistency you'd like, I used about 3 cups total)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or honey, or raw sugar) (optional)
- food processor/ magic bullet
- fine mesh strainer
1. Soak your cup of almonds with a cup of water over night. This will help loosen the skins and also soften the almonds.
2. The next day, remove about half of the almond skins.
3. Add all of the almonds, the water that you soaked them in and add them to the food processor with the additional water. Blend on high for 2-5 minutes.
4. Strain the liquid into a container. Strain the liquid a few times for a smoother milk. Store in the refrigerator. Heads up - it will separate over time, so give your milk a little shake before you use your milk!
5. OPTIONAL: Keep the leftover almond paste and make almond cheese... recipe to come!