Here's what you'll need to make almond milk:
4 cups water
1 cup almonds
The night before, put 1 cups of almonds into a pitcher with 4 cups of water. Let it soak overnight in the fridge.
The next day pour the water with almonds in it, into a blender. Puree on high speed until the almonds become pulp-like.
Pour the mix through a tight weaved strainer and into your pitcher. Set the almond pulp aside.*
|My almond pulp|
*Don't let that almond pulp go to waste! Use it to make some banana nut muffins or cookies!
GREAT READER QUESTION: Is it really cost effective to make your own almond milk?
For us, yes. We can buy almonds from our bulk supplier for $21 for 5 pounds, or $4.20/pound. There are 3 cups of almonds in each pound. Therefore, this recipe contains about $1.40 of almonds and makes a half pitcher. It costs about $3 at my local store for about the same amount in a small carton. And don't forget: I still had the almonds to use in baking so really, I got to use them twice for the price. :)
So, what do you think? Would it be cheaper for you to make or buy almond milk? What if you cut it with banana milk?