Whether you’re dairy-free for health reasons or by choice, almond milk is a great dairy alternative that is equally delicious as it is good for you. It’s low in fat, high in fiber and tastes even better when you make it yourself. Our DIY almond milk has a level of freshness that no store brand can beat. Let’s get started!
- 1 cup of almonds
- 8 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- Soak the almonds in ½ of the water needed for a minimum of 12 hours, but no longer than 72 hours.
- After soaking, you can remove the almond peels for a silkier texture or leave them on.
- Rinse the almonds thoroughly and add them to a blender or food processor with the remaining ½ portion of water.
- Blend until smooth, adding the honey and vanilla extract halfway through.
- Next, pour the mixture into a strainer to remove any almond pulp. Save this pulp to make addition recipes such as Almond Pulp Pancakes.
- Pour your freshly made almond milk into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 7 days.
Instead of vanilla, you can have fun with the recipe and change up the flavour by adding coconut or chocolate instead of vanilla. Add it to your morning coffee, recipes smoothies and more!