This homemade almond milk is incredibly easy to make and only requires a couple of ingredients.
One of the best things I love about making almond milk at home is that you know exactly what has gone into it. You can’t get this milk any fresher since it’s all made right in your very own home.
Being on the paleo diet you will find that almond milk is the perfect replacement for regular dairy milk. It has a wonderful nutty flavor and goes great with a ton of different paleo recipes. It’s also great just by itself.
Making Almond Milk at Home
There are many reasons why you may want to make almond milk at home instead of just buying it. You will find that store-bought varieties often have added preservatives and other ingredients that would make it not paleo-friendly.
There are a few bits of equipment that you will need to be able to make almond milk easily. This equipment includes some cheesecloth or a mesh nut bag. You will also need a blender, but apart from those, there is nothing out of the ordinary you will need.
One downside to making almond milk at home is that it doesn’t last very long. It will only last about two days before it will begin to degrade heavily in quality. However, the pro is that you have amazing paleo-friendly milk.
Almond Milk Uses
You can enjoy the almond milk by itself, but it also goes great in a ton of different meals or drinks.
Almond milk is an excellent replacement for coconut milk. It can be used in meals such as paleo-friendly porridge or homemade custard. Of course, it won’t work as a replacement in every dish, curries for example, often need coconut milk.
There are also plenty of desserts that you can swap regular dairy milk for this almond milk. Something like a rice pudding will work very nicely with almond milk instead.
If you want to see how to prepare this almond milk, then be sure to check out the video below. It goes through all the steps to getting this made and ready for drinking.
Homemade Almond Milk Recipe
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 2 cups water
- Honey or maple syrup to sweeten (optional)
- Place the almonds in a bowl and add enough water so that they’re covered. Roughly 2 cups of water should be enough.
- Cover the bowl with a cloth and soak for 1-2 days.
- Drain the almonds and place them in a blender with 2 cups of water.
- Blend for about 1-2 minutes or until it’s a very fine or smooth mix. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender.
- Line a strainer with either a nut bag or cheesecloth. Place the strainer over a clean bowl and pour the almond mixture into the strainer.
- Pick up the nut bag or cheesecloth and squeeze. Try to get as much liquid out of the almond mix as possible.
- Once done, you can sweeten it with either honey or maple syrup.
- If you don’t need it straight away, then you can cover and store it in the fridge for up to two days.
- If you don’t have a nut bag or cheesecloth, then anything that you’re able to wrap the nut mix in and squeeze will be good enough. Just make sure it’s thin and clean.
- You can use the leftover blitzed almonds in some recipes. It typically goes well with a lot of baking or breakfast dishes. It is an ok replacement for almond meal.
- It doesn’t matter if the skins are left on since we are after the juice produced by soaking and blending the almonds.
- Discarding the water used for soaking is important as this will likely have a lot of scum, phytic acid, and other things that you probably don’t want in your milk.
- If you’re on the paleo diet, you may want to avoid adding too much sweetener to the milk.
The information above is an estimate generated by an online nutrition calculator.
More Homemade Drinks
There are so many more drinks that you can make at home. Below are a couple of my favorite drinks that I highly recommend trying.
Homemade ginger tea is the perfect drink for when you’re not feeling well. I find it super relaxing, so it’s one of my favorite teas for when I simply want to chill.
Another tea that I think you will love is the hibiscus tea. You will likely want to sweeten the tea, but this can be done with some honey.
I hope this has helped you get some delicious homemade almond milk prepared and ready for drinking. If you have any feedback, tips, or anything else that you would love to share, then please be sure to leave a comment below.