Almond milk is the perfect alternative to traditional dairy milks, plus it’s super customizable!
Today, we'll be sharing how to make a traditional plain almond milk. This velvety elixir is perfect for cereal, chia seed pudding (mmm), adding a little extra creaminess to smoothies, and as a substitution for any recipe that calls for dairy milk.
What you’ll need:
-1 Cup Raw Almonds
-3 Cups Water
-High Speed Blender
Step 1: Soak almonds overnight. If you're crunched for time, you can boil 1 cup of almonds with two cups water for about 15 minutes to soften them up.
Tips on how to fill the 15 minute void often felt whilst waiting for almonds to boil:
Practice bad jokes on your plants!
“What happened to the succulent in her math class?” “She grew square roots!” Get it?… Anybody?…Tough crowd.
Step 2: After boiling or soaking your almonds, you’ll want to drain them in a colander and let them cool a bit before blending.
Step 3: After your almonds have cooled, transfer them to a high speed blender (We use a Magic Bullet, which works just fine!). Blend with 1 Cup of water until a relatively smooth mixture is formed.
Step 4 (Very Important!): Choose an aesthetically pleasing jar to strain your milk into.
Step 4: Strain yo milk! You can use a cheesecloth, however we use a nut milk bag (lol) which works wonders. We suggest picking one of these up from your local Whole Foods or from Amazon, as they are reusable and will save you money if you make almond milk on the regular.
And that’s all folks! Now kick your feet back and enjoy a delicious almond milk chai latte. We're using a local favorite, Chico Chai. Yum!
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