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"It's so beautifully arranged on the the plate – you know someone's fingers have been all over it." – Julia Child

My partner in crime, Maria has been on location for a bit, so I whipped up one of my basics to share on the blog. Almond milk has  been one of my favorite milk alternatives for years. It’s a simple process, and so worth the effort. Trust me, once you make your own, you’ll never buy it in a store again.

I’m a bit of a purist, and I like to keep my milk on the simple side. That said, there are multiple ways to jazz it up if  you’d like. I have some recommended variations that follow the recipe.

One of my recent obsessions is Dorset Maple Reserve -Vermont Maple Syrup, Bourbon Barrel Aged.  It is amazing! I’ve been using it to sweeten my almond milk and my coffee.

ALMOND MILK

Makes about 3 cups

1 cup raw soaked almonds
3 ½  cups filtered water
pinch of good salt
sweetener of choice – maple syrup, honey, agave
cheese cloth or nut milk bag
blender

– Soak the almonds in filtered water for at least 6 hours, or just soak overnight.

– Drain, rinse and place the almonds in a blender.

– Add the 3 ½ cups of filtered water and the salt.

– Blend on high for about 2 minutes. Taste, and add a sweetener if desired. I prefer maple syrup, but use what you like. Start with a small amount, about  ½ teaspoon. You can always add more if you need it.

– Strain the almonds with a cheesecloth-lined strainer, or a nut milk bag. Press or squeeze the milk through the strainer in order to get all the milk.

– Store the milk in a jar in your refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Variations: Try adding cinnamon, vanilla bean or vanilla extract, trading out the almonds for raw cashews or raw Brazil nuts.

– You can save the almond meal to use for  things like “breading” for chicken, fish, pork, or casseroles. It can also be added to oatmeal, smoothies or yogurt as a topping.

– Simply line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 200°F for about 2 hours until it is dry and crumbly. Store in an airtight container.

-If you decide to make nut milk more than once, a nut milk bag  will really come in handy, and they’re environmentally friendly. There are plenty to choose from.

 

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  1. March 9, 2016

    very cool theme and photos

  2. March 9, 2016

    Easy, convenient and hassle free. I love almond milk. Ladies Prism is coming May 15th. Scotian Breeze is the movement. Treasure Words, Collect Figures is the company. History in the making; stay tuned.

  3. March 10, 2016

    Beautiful photography!

  4. March 10, 2016

    This is a great way of making almond milk..so easy too:))

  5. March 10, 2016

    Reblogged this on MAXIMUSOPTIMUSDOMINUS.

  6. March 10, 2016

    The photo is really beautiful and soothing 🙂 This is really simple and natural! Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

  7. March 11, 2016

    I really like you photo and your page!

  8. March 13, 2016

    I want to make it!!!

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