Here is my price breakdown for almond milk
*All prices based on a quart
1 lb of almonds makes 3 quarts of milk - $1.63 a quart
Acme- $4.69 on sale from $5.79
Local Health Food Store- $3.49
There are two methods for making almond milk at home- soaking or sprouting. It is relatively the same time and process but with sprouting you leave the almonds soaking at room temperature or you can soak them in the fridge. I have made both versions now and think I prefer sprouted, sprouted almonds are easier to digest and help your body absorb all of the nutritional value. I am also going to attempt sprouted almond cheese so stay tuned for a separate post- I am still trying to see if I can make the milk and cheese from the same batch of almonds, waste not want not, right?
Homemade Almond Milk
*only use RAW almonds- not roasted.
1. Soak 1 cup of almonds in enough water to cover and either refrigerate overnight (about 8 hours) or leave out on the counter but out of direct sunlight for about 12 hours.
2. Drain the almonds and add to blender with 4 cups of fresh filtered water.
3. Blend until frothy and no large pieces of almonds are visible.
4. Pour the milk through a mesh strainer lined with cheese cloth- you will want to do this if you don't like texture or grit in your milk.
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