If you’ve never had fresh, homemade almond milk, I suggest you stop what you are doing, head to the market, grab your 2 ingredients and get to it. My oh my, there is nothing like a freshly blended and chilled glass of almond milk. The carton in the grocery store has nothing on freshly made!
1 cup organic almonds (unsalted!)
1 medjool date
pinch of salt
8 cups of water
Nut milk bag or cheese cloth (or even unused pantyhose <—I’ve actually doe that, it works perfectly!)
Here’s what you do:
Place your 1 cup of almonds in a bowl, and pour 4 cups of water other them. Let the nuts soak for 10 hours. (I usually soak mine over night.)
Drain the water. Place the soaked almonds, 4 cups of fresh water, pinch of salt, and the date (make sure to remove the seed!) into a blender, and BLEND WELL!! Next, place your cheese cloth in a mason jar or hold it over a bowl , pour the liquid into the cloth, and squeeze and “milk” your almond milk through the cloth. (I love that part!) After you’ve squeezed the liquid through the cloth you should have a wonderful quart and 1/2 of almond milk!! Chill it in the fridge before you drink!