Friday, 31 May 2013

How to make your own almond milk

Almond milk is a delicious, versatile drink that I've come to love over the past few years - I use it over my cereal in the mornings; as a base for smoothies; as a substitute for cow's milk in baking; and for making Banana Nicecream.  And in addition to tasting fabulous, almond milk is also a good source of iron, riboflavin, Vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids [source] - what's not to love, right?

Finding ready-made almond milk on a shelf in a South African (or is it just Bloem?) shop is, however, a rare thing.  Boo.  I've come across a powdered form once or twice, and a rice/almond milk combination once, but that's it.  Enter this quick and easy recipe for homemade almond milk that I discovered a few years back - with only 5 ingredients, it's super easy to make and it tastes soooo good.  Hope you love it just as much as I do!

Homemade Almond Milk

1 Liter of Purified Water
1 Whole Vanilla Pod
5 Pitted Dates
1 Tablespoon of Honey (Don't skimp on this one - I love mine sweet!)
1 Cup of Whole Almonds

Blend everything together for 1-2 minutes in a blender.  Strain through a sieve or a muslin cloth, refrigerate and enjoy!  :)  (Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.)

The nice thing about making your own almond milk, is the fact that the strained off almond meal can be dried in a low heat oven for 2 to 3 hours and used for baking - two for the price of one, yay!  I love it when nothing goes to waste :) .

Do you drink almond milk?  Any good recipes to share?


  1. Thanks for posting this! We've been buying store bought almond and soy milk for awhile now and now that we have a strong enough blender, we've been kicking the tires on making it ourselves.

    We'll have to give this a try!

  2. I am in awe of your resourcefulness!

  3. Thanks for the recipe, I have to try it. I love the ice cream with chocolate and almond.
    However in the morning I drink an italian "cappuccino" and I eat a muffin.

  4. That's a very good recipe. Very resourceful- and I bet the almond bits are good in candy :)


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