Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home-made Almond Milk

Don't know it has taken me this long to try making my own almond milk. Took 5 minutes and now it's chillin in the fridge for my ice-cream base I will be making with the kids tonight after dinner. (I will post that tomorrow)

Here is what you do:
In blender, add:
1 C. soaked and rinsed almonds (soak in bowl with fresh water overnight)
4 caps fresh water
1/8-1/4 C. agave or pure maple syrup.

Blend in blender for two minutes.
When done, you need to strain it. I will be ordering nut bags (which you can find in my amazon store below) or you can use cheesecloth or linen over a strainer. I took a linen napkin and placed it over my small mesh strainer and rested it on top of a pitcher.
I poured the blended mixture a little at a time and let it drain. Once it was done. I squeezed the napkin into the strainer to get the rest of the liquid out. If you want, you can add a little almond extract!
That's it...tastes just like Almond Breeze but a ton cheaper! I have read nut milk is awesome with Brazil Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds and Macadamia Nuts..can't wait to try them all.


  1. Sounds great! The kids and I watched the ice cream demo on the Original Fast Foods Site this afternoon! This is a great way to get the kids involved in really good living!

  2. The skins should just pop off after soaking, the kids love to squeese the almonds and watch them pop off. Then you don't HAVE to strain! :)

  3. Great tip!! I just purchased us the 2 qt. Ice Cream Maker from Cuisinart with an extra Freezer bowl too! Would you consider posting the Almond Icecream recipe soon? We are so excited to get out Origional Fast Food game on!!
    Amie, Katie and Anna

  4. I'm making this today! I also have a recipe that doesn't require as much soaking time if you are interested. Let me know and I will send you the recipe. I had so much fun with you this weekend!