• Make Your Own Almond Milk

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    1. dct9000's Avatar
      dct9000 -
      Question - So when I liquefy 1/2 of the almonds I would add 4 cups of water? Meaning that the six cups of water to soak the almonds in, not part of the 8 cups of water in the recipe.
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by dct9000 View Post
      Question - So when I liquefy 1/2 of the almonds I would add 4 cups of water? Meaning that the six cups of water to soak the almonds in, not part of the 8 cups of water in the recipe.
      Correct. The water for soaking is an estimation, I didn't actually measure it, I just added enough water to cover the almonds by a couple of inches to give them room to swell during soaking.
    1. Wrinkley's Avatar
      Wrinkley -
      Oh yummy! Thanks so much. I know I'm going to use this recipe a lot!

      Hugs,
      Wrinkley
    1. clking1947's Avatar
      clking1947 -
      I would LOVE to make my own almond milk, but I live in the middle of nowhere. Any sub for the dates? I live by myself and could make a smaller amount than what I have to buy and waste.
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by clking1947 View Post
      I would LOVE to make my own almond milk, but I live in the middle of nowhere. Any sub for the dates? I live by myself and could make a smaller amount than what I have to buy and waste.
      You can just leave them out and use 1- 2 tsp of honey for a little sweetness. Most store bought almond milk has a sweetener added. Lately, I've also been blanching my almonds first too, I think it tastes smoother, but it really depends on what brand of almonds you start with too.
    1. rrachel's Avatar
      rrachel -
      This sounds interesting. I cannot drink milk so buy almond milk at the store but never drink it fast enough. It would be great to be able to just make a few cups at a time. Thanks for the recipe
    1. my4mainecoons's Avatar
      my4mainecoons -
      Quote Originally Posted by clking1947 View Post
      I would LOVE to make my own almond milk, but I live in the middle of nowhere. Any sub for the dates? I live by myself and could make a smaller amount than what I have to buy and waste.
      I make ours all the time and we never use dates. They're just added for natural sweetness, you can use honey or have it completely unsweetened too.
    1. epona9992002's Avatar
      epona9992002 -
      This looks wonderful. I will be using this often. Thanks epona9992002
    1. MabelMartha's Avatar
      MabelMartha -
      Spending the summer in Custer, SD. Raw almonds are quite expensive here. Do you know of an inexpensive online source?
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by MabelMartha View Post
      Spending the summer in Custer, SD. Raw almonds are quite expensive here. Do you know of an inexpensive online source?
      You can get them for as little as $4.35 a pound on Amazon. That's not super cheap, but it's probably better than local prices this time of year.
    1. COSenior's Avatar
      COSenior -
      I have often wondered if making your own is cheaper than the store brand, since almonds are rather expensive. Was glad to find this article, and I'll give it a try to see if I like it as well. Unfortunately, I don't like the unsweetened version of the store brand as well as the sweetened, but I have a whole bunch of honey that needs to be consumed.
    1. WendyMilot's Avatar
      WendyMilot -
      I am just wondering how often do you buy almonds for this recipe?
    1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
      FreebieQueen -
      Quote Originally Posted by WendyMilot View Post
      I am just wondering how often do you buy almonds for this recipe?
      We only buy nuts at certain times of the year when they are in season and then store them in glass mason jars with an oxygen packet. You'll see them listed in the $50 weekly menu plans.
    1. brchbell's Avatar
      brchbell -
      It is best to make your own Almond Milk! I went on a Farm tour with the Dept. of Agriculture and one of our stops was a dairy processing plant. They mostly handled cow milk but they also made rice, almond and soy milk. I watched as they did so and was shocked to see a very high amount of high fructose syrup being added. They added it to all the milk alternatives and it was explained to me that they no longer have to label that this has been added. I went home and straight to the store and the Almond milk they had there had been processed at that plant and no high fructose syrup was listed. I no longer trust any of our food. I make everything I can at home and grow and raise as much as I can.
    1. lala72's Avatar
      lala72 -
      I'm considering making my own almond milk for my husband. I think it would be a great treat for him to have fresh almond milk.
    1. Wathenmom's Avatar
      Wathenmom -
      This sounds so simple. I have tried a few store bought brands, but I don't like the price. I too have a son that consumes a ton of dairy and struggles with acne. I wonder if I can convert him.
    1. nlb2358's Avatar
      nlb2358 -
      What is the calorie count for this? Do you know how many calories are left behind in the pulp. The two reasons I prefer the store bought are that I think the calories are WAAAY lower (30/cup) and that I have found the home made stuff tends to separate when used in things like oatmeal. I have also tried making pecan and cashew milks which I find taste way better than almond, but again, I don't use these as the calories are so high.
    1. LadySelene34's Avatar
      LadySelene34 -
      I love this! My three year old son was recently in the hospital because of a severe belly ache, come to find out it was a severe gas bubble that got stuck. We decided to eliminate cow milk to see if that's the cause. Thank you so much for posting this!
    1. Blanka's Avatar
      Blanka -
      Thanks for sharing !!
      My daughter is breastfeeding her 4 months old baby and both were suffering bloating and colics until she found out it was caused by cow milk and dairy she was consuming.
      She started drinking almond milk and giving to my 3 year old granddaughter too. No more digestive problems for them.
      I will make a batch of almond milk and switch for good with my husband.
    1. MaxQofE's Avatar
      MaxQofE -
      Not sure this is cheaper considering the price of almonds (and I live smack in the middle of one of the largest almond producing areas in the US). May give it a try though just to compare.
      I wonder, can this be frozen successfully?
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