I use almond milk in my coffee, and while it doesn’t come in a plastic container, the container is still wasteful. I’ve been meaning to give making homemade almond milk a try for a while, so gave it a go! The 1 cup of almonds yielded 1 later of almond milk.
Here is the recipe:
Step 1: Soak 1 cup of almonds overnight, or for at least 12 hours, with ½ a teaspoon of salt
Step 2: Rinse almonds after they have soaked for at least 12 hours
Step 3: Blend with 4 cups of water
Step 4: Strain through cheesecloth/ kitchen towel
Step 5: Squeeze the liquids out into a big bowl and save the pulp in a separate bowl*
Step 6: Blend with sweetener of choice (I used maple syrup)
Step 7: Enjoy!
*Bonus Steps: turn the almond pulp into almond flour!
Step 1: Put the almond pulp on a baking sheet and dehydrate at a low temperature in the oven until it is all dry. The lowest temperature my oven goes to is 150º Fahrenheit, and I dehydrated the almond pulp for a few hours (keep an eye on it so you don’t burn it)
Step 2: Let it cool and then blend in blender to make flour
Step 3: Enjoy!