Homemade Almond Milk in just 5 minutes! This is a delicious Vegan & Gluten-Free plant-based milk and a great dairy-free alternative.
Homemade Almond Milk must be our top find of the year so far! It’s delicious, easy to make and with a bit of pre-soaking, ready in just about 10 minutes.
Why make your own almond milk? Sure, store-bought is convenient, but it is also expensive and you have no control over the taste and ingredients. But just 1 cup of raw almonds, will give you 4 cups (or a whole liter!) of delicious, fresh almond milk, no additives!
Plus, if you’re smart about it, you’ll also have about a cup of leftover almond pulp to use up in snacks or dry out for almond flour.
But, the real reason I started making my own homemade almond milk is portion control.
I am mostly only able to get 1 liter (4 cups) containers of almond milk in stores, which I can rarely finish by myself in a couple of days. Plenty of times, I’d have half a container left over of spoiled almond milk, so that’s money right down the drain.
When you make your own almond milk, you can control the quantity, and only make what you will end up using in about 3 days’ time. Plus you can also control your ingredients, make it more or less sweet, or add any other flavors to it, like chocolate, vanilla, or cinnamon!
One more thing. Since I started making my own almond milk, I take more care in actually using it up to avoid waste. I’ll use it to make overnight oats or chia pudding for breakfast, pancakes or just make myself a cup of cocoa!
Ready to give it a try?
And what to do with the leftover pulp?? PLENTY!
We recommend drying it out and grinding it into almond flour or making these cute No-Bake Almond Pulp Energy Bites:
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