There really is no good reason to buy almond milk when it is so easy to make it at home!
A high power blender is needed
Soak the almonds in water overnight. Drain and rinse in fresh water.
Place the soaked nuts and 500ml fresh water into the jug of your blender and blitz until no large pieces remain. The actual time will depend on your blender but it really doesn't take long at all.
Strain through a nut milk bag and it is ready to drink!
If you'll be using the milk to make overnight oats or in a soup or smoothie you don't necessarily even need to strain it.
To make a thicker, creamier milk or a cream substitute use more nuts or less water to get the consistency you need.
Play around with different nuts and seeds or add different flavours, here are a few ideas to get you started...
Pumpkin seed milk - Swap the almonds for pumpkin seeds and follow the same process.
Brazil nut milk - Swap the almonds for brazil nuts and follow the same process.
Vanilla and date milk - This is a fantastic milk to use when making overnight oats or chia pudding as it has a pleasantly sweet vanilla flavour. Make up your chosen nut or seed milk and then blend with 3 chopped dates and a pinch of vanilla powder.
Chocolate milk - Make up your chosen nut or seed milk and then blend with a couple of chopped dates and a spoonful of raw cacao powder. Adjust the amount of cacao to taste until you find the right balance for you. Drink it cold or heat it gently for the most amazing, healthy hot chocolate.