I have been wanting to make my own nut milk for months. Basically, ever since I got a Vitamix because that what you use them for, right? Here we are eight months later and I finally got around to doing it. The main reason why I was hesitant to try making it was a few reasons
- I didn’t have a store to buy bulk nuts. I’m a cheapo
- I had no nut milk bag, I mean I had one in my Amazon cart for 6 months so I was halfway there.
Disclosure: Ellie’s Best did send me their Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag. They didn’t ask me to write this post, these are all my own thoughts, as they always are. I did receive the product at no cost to me.
So the other night I wanted a bowl of cereal. I went to the fridge and the milk was gone. I didn’t panic because I knew I could make homemade milk with my blender + bag. Instead of basic almond milk, I tried to spice it up by using peanuts and almonds. I learned that if you add a pinch of salt to the nut milk it keeps longer. While I was reaching for the salt I saw the vanilla extract and thought that would be a fun addition to my already crazy concoction. I grabbed what I thought was the vanilla, measured out 1 tsp not even noticing the strong mint aroma or the clear color. I accidentally grabbed the mint extract and created peanut + almond mint milk, oops! It tasted like melted ice cream so I tossed in the freezer and hoped for the best.
Update: the ice cream isn’t awful, it ended up turning out a little icy instead of creamy. Which is likely has something to do with the fat content. The taste is probably a 4/10, but I ate it anyway.
Making Nut Milk
If you want to make almond milk that doesn’t taste like melted ice cream. Here is the trusty recipe that I use on a normal day. This will give you 4 cups of good ol’ regular almond milk.
1 cup almonds, soaked in water overnight
4 cups filtered water
- Put soaked almonds and water into a high-speed blender. I am team Vitamix, but you can use whatever works for you.
- Blend on high for about 30-45 seconds.
- Using your nut milk bag over a bowl or wide jar, pour blended mixture up into the bag and let strain through.
- Once it gets toward the end you may need to squeeze to get all liquid out.
What to do with the pulp? Try making energy bites!
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