We just got back from our annual Vegas trip to see family, and one of my favorite things to drink is my mom’s yummy homemade almond milk. We love it and it’s so sweet and healthy! My kids like it on their morning cereal or just an afternoon treat. My mom told me I need to start making it for my family, and I gave the excuse that I didn’t have the recipe…which leads me to this post! We made the milk in her outdoor kitchen. It’s that simple. With a little preparation, this easy recipe is just a click of the blender.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup raw almonds
4 cups of Filter water
About 4 dates
1tsp. of vanilla
Strong blender like Vitamix or Blendtec
Raw almonds. If they aren’t raw, the almonds are irradiated meaning less nutrients and more chemicals. Soak the almonds in filtered water over night in a quart-size jar. Why soak? Soaking plumps them up, and it’s a way for the almonds to sprout and bring life to the nut, which means more nutrients. You will see on the end of the almonds a white little spot on the pointy end which means it is starting to sprout.
After soaking, measure out 1 cup of almonds and pour into your blender.
Isn’t she the cutest! Here are some fun facts I learned about my mom while making some homemade almond milk (but really I already knew).
- She doesn’t follow a recipe. It’s all in her head! Just throw it all in and blend!
- She would make a fresh batch of almond milk every morning while we were there.
- She said you can strain the milk through cheesecloth to get rid of the pulp, but you would lose some of its nutrients. However, she is so kind to strain the milk for her most pickiest grandchildren, aka my kids.