I am not sure why we call it almond milk?? In my opinion, it is a pure liquid white gold!
This milk changed my entire world when it comes to plant-based milks. I remember when I tried to make it for the first time – back then, I didn’t have a nut milk bag, so I used what I had – a kitchen towel. Haha, it was a mess but it worked!
TIP: If you are planning to make your own homemade plant-based milks, buying a proper nut milk bag is definitely worth it (it’s just simply not that messy! Or it could be me not being super skilled, ups!) I have 2 nut milk bags from Vitalvibe and one of them has been with me for more than 2 years now♡
Homemade vs. store-bought plant-based milks…
At the beginning of my vegan journey, I used to buy regular plant-based milk at the store as most of us, but there were some things that were bothering me:
- Ingredients that I didn’t want to consume
- Waste of packaging (all that carton used for 1l of milk, no thank you)
- Feeling that the milk isn’t fresh
- Who knows how long it’s been on the shelf at the supermarket
- It is more expensive to buy plant-based milk at the store than to make my own at home – aaaand it takes only 2 minutes to make…
There were too many cons, so I have decided to get the nut milk bag and start making my own plant-based milks at home like:
⭐︎ №2 Homemade Almond Milk
⭐︎ №12 Cashew Vanilla Milk
Now, I am so spoiled that buying a plant-based milk at store (for home) is just a no go! However, if we are traveling or going to restaurants, I am drinking any plant-based milk available. I am grateful that it is even an option!
Haha, I think that you know what I am talking about – that exciting feeling when they say: “Yes, we have vegan options!” Can you relate?
But now, let’s make this amazing homemade almond milk aka pure liquid white gold⇣
- Soak 100g of almonds overnight or longer.
- Rinse and put into your blender together with 750ml of water. If you want, add 1/2 of vanilla bean pod and honey OR
- Blend for up to 1 min, depending on your blender. Pour the mixture into your nut milk bag or cloth and squeeze. Get as much out as possible.
- Save the pulp! No wasting allowed I will show you what else we can use the pulp for in other recipes.
- Store your homemade almond milk in the fridge for up to a week.
☆ ALMONDS: Make sure to buy the best quality almonds possible. Personally, I am buying RAW = not processed above 42 degrees. The storage requirements are even stricter than if I would be buying organic. Also, if you are in EU, go for Almonds from Italy or Spain. If you are in US buy as local as possible (California). I have been at a food expo in Germany, where I have been told that the almonds shipped from US to EU are X-rayed to avoid bacteria going overseas= they kill the almonds with it! I don’t know if that is true, but I am aware and I always check where the almonds I buy come from.
☆ CONSISTENCY: The less water you add, the thicker the milk will be and the other way around.
☆ SOAKING: I like to soak my almonds for 1-2 days; this ensures that the milk is nice and creamy. If you decide to soak the almonds for 1-2 days and not only overnight (12 hours), make sure to rinse and change the water 1-2 times. This is because of the phytic acid almonds are releasing.
☆ NUT MILK BAG: Get one! You can use it forever and it’s easier to use than using cloth. We will use it in other recipes as well not only when making plant-based kinds of milk. Find at Vitalvibe.
☆ ALMOND PULP: Save it. No wasting here It is great to add to your porridge. I will also show you what else we can use it for in other recipes.
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