Homemade almond milk is a DIY delight. The nondairy milk is rich in flavor and healthful fats. And when you make it home, you can control the flavoring and sweetness. Watch this video to see just how easy it is to make.View Transcript »
You've probably seen almond milk at your local supermarket. It's a good alternative to dairy milk. It's lower in calories, it's full of essential nutrients and protein, and it's great for those of us who are lactose intolerant. And the best part is that it's easy to make at home, so let me show you how to do it. So here's what you'll need: 3/4 cups of raw almond, 2 cups of water, 3 dates, pitted, and a dash of cinnamon. This recipe makes about 3 cups of almond milk, so feel free to double it if you wanna store more. You'll need a blender, a cheese cloth, and a large bowl. To start, you'll wanna soak the almonds for at least four hours, or better yet, overnight. These guys have been soaking overnight. You can see they're nice and plump. They really do expand. Almonds are packed with essential nutrients: potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E and other helpful fats. So let's pour them in the blender and you can already see that the water is starting to look a little milky. Next, w we can add rest of the ingredient and add two cups of water. Beautiful. Add three dates to sweetening and make sure they're pitted and then just a dash of cinnamon. Instead of using dates, you can add a tea spoon of maple syrup or honey or any other sweetener you prefer. I like using dates because they're a great source of fiber. Now, I'm just gonna blend a mixture on high for about a minute. You want to pulse it in 'til it's creamy. Now for the last few steps, you wanna pour this mixture over a cheese cloth. This will give it the smooth consistency. pour it over. It will also get rid of almond chunks. Alright, and then the key here is take the cheese cloth, wrap it up nicely and then just sort of squeeze it, get all the milk out and leave the chunks in the cheese cloth. S mooth, creamy, has a nutty flavor. I like to drink it plain or add it to my cereal, coffee, smoothies. Let me know what you think in the comments. See you next time on FitSugar TV. Cheers.