Almond Milk

Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk using almonds and water only. Dairy-free, gum-free, and low-FODMAP.

By DeliberateFare.com

This is true almond joy! A dairy-like milk that tastes great and has none of the stomach issues as real dairy milk? Yes!

Use in any recipe in place of dairy milk. Has a mild nutty flavor. To replace dairy whole milk in a baked or cooked recipe, add one egg yolk per cup of almond milk.

Almond milk is low-FODMAP up to 1 cup servings, per the Monash University app.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 2 cups filtered water for soaking, plus 3 and ½ cups for pulsing

METHOD

  1. In bowl, add almonds and cover with 2 cups water. Cover bowl and set at room temperature or in refrigerator, away from heat, overnight or for 8 hours. This process will soften the almonds and allow them to plump up.
  2. Drain almonds.
  3. In a blender, add almonds and 3.5 cups water. Blend on “liquefy” setting for 1 – 2 minutes, depending on ferociousness of blender. Mixture should become milky white, and nuts will become ground.
  4. Allow blend to set for 5 minutes in order to incorporate as much almond flavor into the milk as is possible.
  5. Over a large bowl, place a thin mesh sieve or strainer. You may use a cheesecloth or a nut cloth (that sounds so naughty that I choose not to use one) in place of the strainer. Pour milky liquid through the sieve in order to separate out the large nut particles from the milk. Scrape inside of sieve with spatula in order to release all of the milk.
  6. Into a large glass spouted measuring cup (such as Pyrex), pour the milk. Transfer milk into glass pitchers or lidded plastic quart containers, cover, and refrigerate.
  7. Discard or repurpose remaining almond meal (I like to freeze small scoops of the meal on sheet pans and then use one in a bowl of oatmeal for extra oomph, water, and protein).

SUGGESTIONS

  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Store in freezer in storage containers for up to 3 months; defrost before use.
  • This recipe is unsweetened, unflavored, with the exception of the natural nuttiness of the almonds. Add a splash of vanilla extract, whole vanilla bean, or cinnamon sprinkling to the finished product for a nice flavor.
  • Migraine Warning: Nuts (almonds).
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