How To: Make Almond Milk

How To: Make Almond Milk

Last week we discussed the pros and cons of all the different varieties of commercially available milk. In general, milk's not really our favorite beverage, but we could be down with making our own all natural milk...

We recently went through a trail mix kick, and now that we need a little break from it, there's a whole bag of raw almonds waiting to be used and making almond milk will be perfect. Plus by making our own, we'll be able to adjust the flavor to our liking, and it will be better for the environment without all the shipping, storing, packing and all the other energy that goes into commercially made milks.

What You'll Need:
• About a pound (or roughly half a kilo) of fresh raw almonds out of the shell
• 3 cups of water for every cup of almond
• A few pinches of salt (optional)
• Sweetener of your choice, to taste (optional)
• A blender or food processor
• A large bowl to strain into
• A mesh bag or cheesecloth for first straining
• A reusable fine wire mesh coffee cone or fine muslin bag for second straining
• A half gallon or 2 liter refrigerator jug to keep it in

Get the full instructions at Instructables.

Once your finished, head on over to The Kitchn for tips on what to do with the leftover almond meal.

via Lifehacker

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