Simple Almond Milk
There are lots of fancy ways to dress up almond milk but we always come back to our simple fresh almond milk. Here is the recipe that we continue to make over and over for drinking and use in our cereals, coffee, and other recipes.
- 1 cup of Almonds (or other nut)
- 4 cups filtered water
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract Optional
3-4 Pitted Dates or other sweetener* Optional
Soak 1 cup of nuts in filtered water for appropriate time (see Soaking Chart) * , drain and rinse.
Blend your soaked nuts on high 1-2 minutes with 4 cups of filtered water, adding in any flavorings such as the vanilla and dates or even a little cinnamon. To make it low carb, eliminate the dates. I promise you will still love it!
Pour into your BIGGER Better Nut Milk Bag, twist & squeeze, separating the pulp from the milk.
Bottle and Chill: Plant-based milks need refrigeration and are best consumed within three days. Some milks will separate as they sit, so give them a good shake before serving. Yield: 1 Quart
It's best to soak your nuts in the refrigerator. If you find you aren't ready to make your milk after the nuts have soaked, remove them from the water, rinse them and return them to the fridge until you are ready.
To make a Creamer out of this, reduce the water to about 2 cups and see how you like the consistency. You can adjust this to get it just right for your coffee! YUM!
*Sweetener options: try dried dates (our preferred sweetener), honey, pure maple syrup, molasses, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, or stevia.