The Sweetest Crumb

Almond Milk

Have you guys tried making home-made almond milk? It is absolutely delicious!

I use this recipe from Oh She Glows. Angela does such a good job explaining the method and taking great step-by-step photos that there’s really no need for me to re-create them here.

I only made a few modifications to the method on Oh She Glows. I used a cheesecloth instead of using a nut milk bag (partly because a “nut bag” just sounds ridiculous and partly because I had no idea where to find one). The cheesecloth worked flawlessly – I doubled it to make sure the milk was extra smooth. I also did not add a whole vanilla bean but instead used just the seeds of the bean. I ended up soaking my almonds for closer to 18 hours – I’ve read that you should soak them for 12 – 24 hours for best results, so don’t worry about over-soaking.

The end result was perfect, creamy milk. It was so frothy and filled with goodness.

I’ve never been a huge fan of dairy products. I don’t drink milk and have yet to find a store-bought milk substitute I enjoy. But this stuff is amazing! I would gladly drink it on a regular basis and am actually going to make another batch tomorrow. It is so easy to make and surprisingly creamy and satisfying. Plus its a natural source of so many nutrients and a dairy-free source of calcium.

Enjoy your almond milk!

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