Almond milk is enjoyed by people all over the world. It’s lactose-free, which makes it a great dairy substitute for people who are lactose intolerant, and comes with numerous benefits. Almond milk is packed with Vitamin E, which plays an important antioxidant role while also containing minerals like magnesium and calcium.
The most convenient way to get almond milk is, of course, to buy it in a grocery store. But did you know that you can make one at your home without going through a lot of fuss? Check out a super-easy way to do it below.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 3 cups water
- 3 pitted dates
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
1. Soak the raw almonds into a bowl of water and leave overnight. Drain the almonds and put them in a blender. Add water.
2. At this point, you can adjust the flavor of the milk. If you want your milk to be sweet, add vanilla extract and dates. If you want it sour, add lemon juice. Add salt for the salty version.
3. Blend for one minute at maximum speed. If you have an older blender model, then two minutes will do the job.
4. Now, you’ll need to strain the milk. The best way to do it is to place a sterile gauze over a bowl and then pour the milk in. Take the corners of the gauze, wrap it into a ball and squeeze hard to get every last drop. In case you don’t have gauze, a clean cloth or thin towel will do.
5. Transfer the milk into a bottle or a jar and refrigerate. Almond milk will last up to five days in the fridge, but it’s better to consume it while fresh.