Quick and easy homemade almond milk- no soaking, no straining, no food processor needed!
If you aren't onto plant milk yet are you even living in 2022?! I never thought I'd be drinking 'milk' from almonds but hey, here I am! And by golly the price we pay for 97% water and 3% almonds (that's the average almond milk ratio!) is frightful! But never fear, I have discovered the quickest and easiest DIY almond milk recipe. And the best part is, it doesn't require soaking, straining or a food processor.
You will need:
- 4 tbsp almond butter (make sure it is 100% almonds, no additives)
- 3 cups water (preferably filtered but tap is fine)
Optional flavour add ins:
- Vanilla essence/paste
- Pinch of salt
- Maple syrup
Place almond butter in a blender, add the water and blend for 30-45 seconds.
And......you're done! See, told you it was quick and easy!! Now for a couple of handy notes.
If you would like to add any of the optional flavour add ins, add them at the beginning with the almond butter
The amount will depend on your taste but I like 1 teaspoon vanilla paste, 1 tbsp maple syrup and a pinch of salt
If using dates, medjool work best and I recommend soaking them in boiling water for a few minutes before using them to make sure they blend smoothly
You can absolutely use any nut butters for this recipe, I regularly make cashew milk also
Store your almond milk in a clean glass jar. I like to keep my passata or pasta sauce jars for this very recipe. No need to go out and buy any!
The nut milk will last up to 5 days in the fridge however it will settle once left to sit. A quick shake before you use it will solve that problem!
This recipe is quick, easy and far cheaper than the store bought varieties. And what I love is I know EXACTLY what is in it! Let me know if you try making almond milk yourself!