Homemade Adventures: Almond Milk

Vegan MoFo

I’ve been making my own almond milk for quite awhile now and I like to tweak with it now and then. Since it has no preservatives it only lasts 4-5 days, but it’s well worth the effort because the flavor is unbeat by store bought varieties. A few weeks ago I thought I was short on almonds so I substituted some cashews instead and the result was amazing. The sweet nuttiness of the cashews mixed with the subtle refined flavors of the almonds was something I hadn’t expected. This is by fat my favorite almond milk combination yet.

I was astonished to find that cashews produce very little pulp so straining them was a breeze. Almonds on the other hand produce a lot more pulp so straining them is necessary. I highly recommend buying a nut milk bag if you want to make homemade almond milk; it’s much easier than using cheesecloth and not straining the milk at all results in a very clumpy milk that’s not satisfying at all.

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Adventures: Almond Milk

  1. Megan Olea says:

    Where can I get a nut milk bag? Is there a particular brand that you recommend? I’ve been wanting to make my own almond milk for a while and I bought some cheesecloth to use for straining. After tasting fresh non-pasteurized almond milk at a farmers market I was hooked and now would love to make my own! Any other tips would also be appreciated. Thanks!

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