But I don’t think I did it very well. I don’t have a nut milk bag, so I made do with a strainer. It came out kind of gritty – really tasty! – but still with lots of almond bits in the milk. Maybe next time I’ll double strain it. It was fun and easy enough to make, although it didn’t make much at all.
I got this recipe off of a contact I had on myspace:
16 oz pure water
1 cup soaked almonds
2-4 dates or 1 Tbsp of preferred sweetener (agave, honey, etc)
Soak almonds in a bowl or cup overnight. Pour out soaking water and place almonds in blender. Pour 8 of your 16 oz of pure water* into the blender and add dates/sweetener. Blend on high for 30 seconds. Add remaining 8 oz of pure water and blend for another 30 seconds. Over a large bowl, pour contents of blender into nut milk bag and milk/massage material so that the bowl fills up with your freshly made and strained almond milk.
*Blending first with only half the water is a great way to ensure your almonds are well blended.
So you can see it doesn’t call to make much in the first place, but even then, it only made about 1 1/2 cups. I’m going to experiment and keep trying. It was very good, and both the boys loved it! Even Tommy tried it and pronounced it yummy, but I’ll definitely have to double or triple it next go ‘round.