Day 332 – November 28
My foray into non-dairy milks continues. Today I tried almond milk. I was a little reticent to try this because of my weird nut allergy. But since rice milk wasn’t my favorite, I threw caution to the wind and made a half gallon of almond milk. I’ll cut to the chase . . .it was waaayyyy better than the rice milk, yummy, even. And, it was easier to make than the rice milk.
Take one cup of raw almonds, cover then with water, then stick it in the fridge for a day or two. Drain off the water, dump the almonds plus 4 cups of water and any flavorings (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate, whatever) into a blender and blend away until you have a frothy mix. Strain the mixture through cheese cloth, making sure to squeeze out the extra liquid. Save the almond pulp to make something else. (I’ll be trying out a few things with this tomorrow.) Refrigerate and enjoy within 3-5 days.
I drank the milk plain, with oatmeal and used it to make some bread . . . . all were winners. I think this is a keeper. I have yet to figure out how expensive this will be. 2 cups of almonds made a half gallon, and I think it was about $2 or maybe $2.50. So more expensive than cow’s milk and rice milk. Next, I’ll be trying flax seed milk. Stay tuned.