Dear Almond Milk Industry Titans (or should I say Almond Mylk Tytans? HAAAAAAA!)
I would like to congratulate you on your seriously incredibly genius almond milk businesses. Your almond milk is delicious and, if my research is correct, your collective annual sales are approaching a billion dollars – Serious kudos! I use all of your almond milks a lot and enjoy them immensely.
Like most consumers, I imagined turning almonds into milk would be a MAJOR drag. But, WOW, was I wrong! It’s just so damn easy (and delicious), isn’t it? I mean, who am I talking to?! You guys know! It’s SO easy, right?! Frankly, when I put my batch of soaked almonds in the blender and it just TURNED INTO ALMOND MILK RIGHT AWAY, I almost fainted. Some people might grumble that you have to strain the almond milk though a nut milk bag or cheese cloth, but when I realized I could store the blended up almonds as almond flour, I felt like I got a real two for one! (Incidentally, do you guys also have almond flour businesses ’cause I see real potential for you there…)
Seriously, well done on your billion dollar industry! If people only knew, huh? 😉
All the best,
VERDICT: WORTH IT. Guys, homemade almond milk is a whole new ball game as far as taste. Try it at least once, for me? J
- Put 1 cup of RAW almonds in a bowl and cover with water before you go to sleep. (You can also soak up to 2 days).
- Wake up. Throw almonds in a blender with 2 cups of water and blend for about 1-2 minutes; watch it turn into milk like magic (WHOA).
- Strain almond milk through a nut milk bag/cheese cloth to separate liquid from almond “pulp” AKA almond meal/flour– VOILA! Almond Milk!
- I had some left over vanilla beans, which I added to the milk for flavor and it was SO GOOD. You can also add sweeteners like honey or sugar. I also saw someone add dates to the blender before straining and that sounds fantastic too.
- You can keep the almond meal (AKA almond flour) and add to baking recipes, smoothies, etc.
- Spread the almond meal onto a parchment lined baking sheet and stick it in the oven on low heat (170 degrees F) to bake/dry out, about 2-3 hours.
- Once almond flour is baked/dried, quickly run through a food processor to break it up. You have just made homemade almond flour/saved yourself about $11.00!