Make your own almond milk with these simple directions. Milk is considered a staple in the standard American diet, and can be found inexpensively in every American grocery store, however, when you need almond milk, it may cost a bit more. But, in our family, we are frequently pushed to choose between high medical expenses or buying food that we tolerate. So, we had to let go of milk, but we chose to use it almond milk in the same way that we used cow’s milk.
So, I learned to make my own homemade version of almond milk, with just a touch of stevia to sweeten it! My photos show a combination of almond coconut milk, which is just what I had on hand!
First, Soak 3 cups of nuts (almond or coconut, or half of each) in 8 cups of water in a pitcher or a large bowl overnight.
In the morning, place the mixture in a blender, or run it in a food processor (you will have to pour half and process it, then pour the other half and process it, depending on the size of your food processor bowl.).
You can use an nut milk bag, or simply a cheesecloth. Lay the cheesecloth or bag over a large strainer, which is over a large bowl. Pour the liquid through the strainer and allow to drain. Then, fold up the cloth or bag and squeeze the liquid out of the contents left. You will see the milk drain into the bowl below.
Use the milk right then, and save the remainder in a glass jar or bottle in the refrigerator for later use. Makes 8 cups of milk and saves for about a week.