Homemade Almond Milk
Serves: about 6 cups Almond Milk
  • 2 cups Raw Almonds
  • Water for soaking
  • 6 cups Water
  • 8 Deglet Noor Dates (or 4 Medjool)
  • ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 Whole Vanilla Bean
  1. Place the almonds in a quart sized mason jar and fill to the top with water. Let soak for a minimum of 12 hours or up to 48 hours. Almonds will expand in size and almost double in volume if you let them soak for 48 hours.
  2. When your nuts have finished soaking, rinse them thouroughly. If you so desire, you can easily pop off skins at this point, though this is not a necessary step.
  3. Place the rinsed almonds in a high speed blender along with the 6 cups of water, dates, salt, and vanilla bean.
  4. Blend on high speed(slowly work your way up) for 1½ to 2 minutes.
  5. Place a nut milk bag or clean kitchen cloth inside a large bowl with the edges of the bag or cloth hanging over the sides. Pour Almond mixture into the cloth.
  6. Pull the sides into a bunch, lift out of the bowl, and use your hands to squeeze the liquid from the cloth. When you can no longer extract any liquid from the cloth, set the cloth full of pulp aside.
  7. Pour the almond milk into a sealable jar and refrigerate. Drink once chilled! Note that you will need to shake the bottle before pouring as it will naturally separate as it sits in the refrigerator.
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle the nut pulp evenly over the sheet, breaking up large clumps with your fingers.
  10. Turn your oven to "warm" or the lowest setting available. Place the sheet of pulp in the oven and let it dry out over the next 4 hours, tossing and breaking up clumps every hour or so.
  11. When the pulp is completely dry, remove from oven and let cool.
  12. When the pulp has cooled, place it in a food processor or high speed blender and process until is is as finely ground as you can get it, one to two minutes.
  13. Pour the nut pulp flour into a sealable jar or bag and store for another use (such as awesome chocolate chip cookies that I'll be sharing in a few days!).
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at https://www.thekitchenmccabe.com/2017/04/25/homemade-almond-milk/