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Homemade Almond Milk

homemade almond milk

An easy Almond Milk recipe to make at home. You can drink it by itself, have it with cereal or use it for baking. 

Prep time: 1Total time: 15

Author: Eleni Karatzia     Cuisine: Vegan     Course: Drink     Servings: 4 cups

Ingredients

1 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight or up to 2 days*
4 cups water
2-3 tbsp maple syrup*
1 tbsp vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt

Equipment 

Measuring cup
Bowls
Blender or food processor
Cheesecloth or nut bag 

Instructions

1. Drain and rinse your soaked almonds.
2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until creamy and smooth.*
3. Lay a clean cheesecloth over a large bowl and pour over the almond mixture, then carefully gather the corners of the cheesecloth, lift up and twist close. Then squeeze and press until all of the liquid is extracted.
4. Transfer milk to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake well before drinking.

Notes

*Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with 2 cups of water or until they are fully covered plus 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water. Allow soaking overnight or up to 2 days for creamier results.

*You can omit the maple syrup if you want to have this unsweetened.

*You may divide the ingredients equally if your blender is not big enough to avoid any spillage.

Nutrition Information

 Here's a breakdown of the nutrition information. Hope you find it helpful!
The nutrition facts is an estimation for half a cup of milk with 2 Tbsp of maple syrup. 
 
Serving size: 1/2 cup     Calories: 85     Fat: 6.2 g     Saturated fat: 0.5 g     Cholesterol:0 mg     Sodium: 29 mg     Carbohydrates: 5 g     Dietary Fiber: 2 g     Sugar: 3 g     Protein: 3 g