Monday, 26 October 2009

Almond Milk

Since I've been reading a lot of American blogs I notice a lot of people seem to be drinking almond milk, being in a small town in the UK almond milk was something I had never come across but had been desparate to try. The closest I ever got was Rice Dream Almond & Hazelnut flavoured rice milk - I love it but only drink it on it's, in a smoothie, or in porridge to add flavour and sweetness, it's very weird in cereal or tea/coffee.

This weekend I came across a health food shop I never knew we had and saw that they stocked almond milk, but a carton was £3.15 and I was sure I remembered reading how easy it is to make your own almond milk, since I'd recently bought a huge sack of almonds for £4

Almonds

I figured it made sense to give it a go! It really is easy! And a fraction of the cost - since you can get a couple of glasses out of just 1 cup of almonds and some water.

 

I used this recipe here from Choosing Raw, bought a big jar from Asda for £1 and a re-useable muslin cloth from John Lewis for £4.

 

I soaked 1 cup of almonds in 2 cups of water and left them over night.

Soak

In the morning I added 1/8 cup agave and 3 dates and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and blended it for a couple of minutes

Blend

Put the muslin cloth over tha jar, poured in the blended almond mixture  and left it to drain through for a couple of hours

Drain

And then had a taste!

Drink

And soaked some more almonds for later!

It's really nice, an unusual taste that will take a bit of getting used to but I like it! Looking forward to making a Green Monster using some! I just flavoured mine with a little vanilla but if you follow the link to Choosing Raw there are some more flavour suggestions there.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't realise it was that easy! I'm off to look for a gigantic sack of almonds now and some muslin - cheers crappy!

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  2. I made it a while ago and it turned out fine but I found it a bit faffy to be honest. You've got all the kit, very impressive!

    Can you make almond milk with your juicer? I know on the Jack LaLanne juicer infomercial (there I go again!) they mentioned something about making nut and rice milk. Is there nothing that amazing machine can't make?

    I love those East End products, huuuuuge bags of nuts, herbs & spices at bargainous prices :-)

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  3. stelladoesblogging28 October 2009 at 21:15

    I didn't find it faffy at all! I think it may become a regular thing, until I get bored of it and find a new thing!

    I hadn't thought about using the juicer since it was easy enough blending it. I'd love to have a go at making almond butter with it though!

    I'm definitely going to have to start looking in the local Indian shops for nuts, they can be pretty expensive in supermarkets if you're buying a lot!

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  4. paula lancashire9 June 2010 at 10:31

    FANTASTIC..... I have been doing the same searches as you but never even contemplated making any .... will be this weekend!
    superstar!!

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