Almond milk is all the craze right now! If you want to skip the grocery store, or maybe just not get a whole gallon, this recipe is for you! This homemade almond milk recipe is SO delicious and super easy.
Maybe you are dairy-free or maybe you have just taken a liking to almond milk, either way, this recipe is a win for everyone. It can be used in many different dishes or you can use it as your new coffee creamer! It is so delicious in smoothies and gives that creamy flavor without using any real dairy.
Is almond milk better for you than regular milk?
Almond milk is actually lower in calories than regular cow’s milk and another bonus is that almond milk contains natural vitamin D. Another good thing about it is that it is free from a lot of preservatives that you get from regular cows milk and store-bought almond milk. Either way, a lot of people are dairy-free so this is a wonderful option! Also, this almond milk is SO delicious. It is so fresh tasting and since you can control the amount of the sweetness, can be as sweet or unsweet as you want!
What can you use homemade almond milk in?
Homemade almond milk can go in so many dishes! This one, in particular, is so good in a coffee creamer or in a smoothie. It is good in cereal or just good to drink by itself. You can also use it for more savory recipes as a milk replacer, however, you might want to leave out the vanilla extract.
When does homemade almond milk go bad?
When storing the almond milk in your fridge, I recommend storing it for about 3-4 days. After about a week, it might start to go bad and taste a little bit sour. This almond milk is so delicious that you likely won’t have this problem!
Why make your own?
Making your own almond milk is a safer bet to skip out on preservatives and unwanted chemicals. Also, oftentimes sweetened almond milk is loaded with sugar. By making it yourself, you know exactly what is in it and can control the levels of sweetness. Make sure you shake it before each use to make sure it is thoroughly blended!
Why do you have to strain homemade almond milk?
You have to strain almond milk with a nut-milk bag because it has the pulp from the almonds left in it. But it is super easy to do and all you have to do is squeeze the bag over a bowl until all the milk is drained out. If you didn’t strain it you would have lots of pulp. You wouldn’t get that smooth consistency without straining!
- 2 cups of raw almonds
- Filtered water
- Vanilla extract
- Torani Sugar-Free French Vanilla Syrup
Put your raw almonds in a container with water covering them
Soak for 4 hours or overnight.
Drain the water from the container and add the almonds to your blender.
Add 5 cups of filtered water.
Add in vanilla extract and syrup to taste.
Blend for two minutes or until smooth.
Strain the contents from the blender with a nut-milk bag and squeeze all of the milk into a bowl.
Add milk to a container and throw away the remaining pulp.
Give it a shake before you use it!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 229Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 8g