Making Homemade Almond Milk is super easy and tastes so good! Being able to make milk from only a couple pantry staples will be great for those times when you can’t get to the shops. Plus you can create zero waste by saving the almond pulp and make delicious bliss balls. The recipes are below.
As you can see I did it in two batches as I only have a small NutriBullet. This is the only blender I have and it works just fine! I like to make the most of what I have rather than buying unnecessary appliances. I also save the almond meal and use to make bliss balls! Recipe below..
As an added treat I add drinking chocolate to part of the batch and make delicious choccy milk. This is a fantastic way to make milk if you have run out or if you would like to reduce your plastic use!
Storing and Shelf Life
I keep my almond milk in a glass jar or bottle in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. You have to shake it well before use each time as the layers will settle. When using it in hot drinks be careful as Almond Milk can tend to curdle if it is added to water that is too hot. This even happens with many store-bought types. The best way to reduce this is by leaving your boiled water to cool for a minute or two before adding the milk. I also find adding the milk first often helps too.
I love making my own almond milk because I know exactly what is it in. The fact that it is stored in the pantry aisle at the supermarket always concerns me due to the number of preservatives that must be used!
Homemade Almond Milk
Homemade almond milk requires a little bit of prep ahead of time but is so easy to make! You can also mix it up and make chocolate almond milk too.
- 1 cup Raw Almonds
- 4 cups distilled water (or boiled and cooled water)
- 3 Dates
- Place Almonds in a jar with 1 cup of water. Place in the fridge overnight.
- Blend almonds, water and dates.
- Strain the milk through a fine cloth such as cheesecloth or similar.
- Pour into a bottle or jar and store in the fridge. Use within 3-4 days.
Shake each time before use. Be careful when using it in hot drinks. If the temperature is too hot when you add the milk it may curdle.
To make chocolate milk add your favourite drinking chocolate and shake to mix.
Other flavours you can add are honey, cinnamon or chai.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 4.3gSaturated Fat: 0.3gCarbohydrates: 8.2gSugar: 6.4gProtein: 1.6g
Almond Milk using a NutriBullet
- x1 cup of raw Almonds soaked overnight in water.
- x4 cups of distilled water ( I just boil water and cool it).
- x3 dates
Blend and strain!
Zero Waste Almond Bliss Balls
Don’t waste the almond pulp because you can make these delicious bliss balls.
Almond Pulp Bliss Balls
After you have made your fresh almond milk you can make these easy and delicious bliss balls. Add your favourite dried fruits or chocolate to mix it up each time.
- 1 cup almond pulp
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 dates
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 3 TBS coconut oil
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate buttons
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1. Roughly chop up the chocolate buttons and dates.
2. Add all ingredients except desiccated coconut to a mixer until combined.
3. Roll into balls and coat in desicated coconut.
4. Store in the fridge and eat within 4-5 days.
Let me know if you make your own Almond Milk. I found it so empowering to be able to whip up some milk if we have run out!
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