We made The Kitchn’s homemade almond milk, and it rocks. In coffee, this milk beats store-bought almond milk every time – no sweetener required (unless you want some).
We soaked our almonds for the minimum time (overnight) and we didn’t use raw almonds or any sweetener. It was still delicious.
How hard is it to make?
Like our oat milk recipe, The Kitchn’s version of almond milk is easy – no special ingredients or equipment required. However, you do need to plan ahead a little as the almonds need to be soaked overnight.
How long does it take?
After you’ve soaked the almonds, about two minutes to blend and five minutes to strain.
Do I need any special equipment?
A tea strainer will do well; no muslin or straining bags required.
You’ll also need a blender or food processor, and an airtight glass container to store your milk in the fridge.
How much does it cost?
Good quality almonds are expensive, so this one is probably not going to be cheaper than the shop-bought brands.
Expect to use about 100g of almonds for every 300ml of milk. That’s about £3.30 per litre.
It’s a little expensive. But, it’s delicious. It works really well in proper coffee, even without sugar. It’s also grain free, which means it’s a good alternative if you or your loved ones are sensitive to gluten and grains. And, you won’t be left with cartons that you can’t recycle.
Save money by bulk buying almonds (remember, you don’t need to splash out on the best quality almonds – cheaper brands will do) or take your own containers down to your local zero waste shop and get only as much as you need.
If you make your own almond milk, get in touch! We’d love to know how it turned out.