Read on to learn how to make almond milk and opt for a healthy and nutritious substitute for packaged dairy milk.

How To Make Almond Milk

Milk is one of the most important products to be found in each household which is considered to be healthy and is used in the recipes of many dishes as well. Out of all the animals’ milk, cow’s milk is something that is given an upper status because of its nutritional benefits. But, animal milk is rich in lactose which can become intolerable for certain people causing other problems like diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and bloating. Moreover, fresh cow milk is almost impossible to find in today’s urban set up and how sure are we on the freshness and purity of the dairy milk which we rely on. The best substitute for animal milk and one with lots of health benefits is almond milk. Almonds are source of essential nutrients like vitamin E, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and folic acids, thereby making almond milk a healthy milk substitute. Almond milk is a powerful antioxidant with little or no saturated fat and cholesterol which can be found in packaged milk. You can get almond milk in various flavours in the market, but you cannot get the purity and choice of flavour which you will get if prepared at home. This article provides you detail on how to prepare homemade almond milk.
Homemade Almond Milk
Method 1
Things You'll Need
  • Almonds
  • A container
  • Blender
  • Cheesecloth 
  • Place a cup of almond in a container which is large enough to hold the almonds and 4 cups of water.
  • Add 4 cups of water to the container holding almonds and place the container in the refrigerator for one night.
  • Remove the container from refrigerator the next day and put the water and almonds in a blender. Blend almonds until smooth.
  • Strain the blended almonds through the cheesecloth.
  • You can drink almond milk or can even add cereal into it or can use it to make some smoothie. 
Method 2
  • 4 cups of filtered Water
  • 220 g Raw Almonds (Unsalted and Uncooked)
  • 1 Vanilla bean (Without Seeds) 
  • Soak the almonds in water for at least 8 hours. Soaking will help soften the almonds.
  • Blend almonds along with 4 cups of water. Add in the vanilla extract and continue blending until well mixed.
  • You can add agave syrup, rice syrup, honey or any other healthy sweetener if you want almond milk to taste sweet.
  • It is also important to strain the almond milk prepared, otherwise you will take in almond pulp as well. Use something like a sieve or layers of cheesecloth to strain out almond milk.
  • You can store the almond milk in the refrigerator for 4-7 days. Make sure to shake it well before every serve.
Benefits Of Homemade Almond Milk
  • Even if you put more almonds while preparing almond milk, it will only produce creamier and richer almond milk with the same subtle taste.
  • You can add or avoid ingredients based on your taste while making almond milk at home.
  • Another benefit of making almond milk at home is that there will be no fear of any added preservatives or starch and salt. 
Almond Milk Uses 
  • Almond milk is a healthy substitute for cow’s milk.
  • You can use almond milk instead of dairy cream for soups.
  • You can even use it as a basis of any curry instead of dairy milk.

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