Almond milk

I made some beautiful home-made almond milk this week. It was so easy, and tasted so amazing that I don’t think I’ll ever buy the boxed stuff again!

1 cup raw almonds (organic if you can).
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional).

Take the almonds and soak them in a bowl of water overnight.

In the morning drain the water and rinse the almonds.

Then put the almonds and 2 cups of fresh water in the blender and turn it on high. (Add the vanilla if you want it in there.)

Take a mesh sieve and line it with some cheese cloth, then set it over a deep bowl. Pour the almond milk through that, letting the solids collect in the cloth, and the milk to pool in the bowl.

I like to squeeze the last bits of goodness out of the cloth before I’m done.

I save the nut meat in a container and add it to pancakes and stuff, but feel free to toss it if you don’t think you’ll use it.

Then transfer the milk to a glass pitcher (like this awesome one I have from The Container Store) or a glass mason jar and refrigerate.

It will elevate your morning coffee, or afternoon latte, like nothing you’ve experienced before!

It’s kind of a big deal…!

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