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Homemade Holiday Almond Milk

Homemade Holiday Almond Milk

Welcome to December! To kick off the first post of the holiday season, I've put together a super easy recipe to not only make your very own Almond Milk, but also make it a Holiday Version. I'm a huge fan of Almond Milk not only for its quality nutrients, but also being a great alternative to regular milk. Making Almond Milk is really easy to do and literally takes no time at all. All you need are: almonds, a nut or cheese cloth, water, bowl, a blender, measuring cup and any additional flavor to add. 

Almond Milk (Makes about 24oz)

  1. Soak Almonds - Place 1.5 cups of dry unsalted almonds into a bowl and fill with water. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and soak the almonds overnight, the longer you soak them the creamier the Almond Milk.
  2. Strain and Rinse Almonds - Strain the almonds from the original water and rinse with cool running water. The almonds at this point should be soft to the touch which makes it easier to blend them.
  3. Place Almonds and Water in Blender - Place the rinsed almonds into the blender and add 3 cups of fresh water. (*For a thicker milk, add an even amount of water to almonds which makes it a great alternative to eggnog.)
  4. Blend for 3-5 Minutes - Begin by pulsing the blender to break up the almonds and then blend at a high speed until the the water turns white and the almonds are broken into small pieces.
  5. Strain Almond Milk - Place the nut / cheese cloth over a measuring cup and pour the entire mixture from the blender into the cup. When the blender is emptied completely, lift the nut / cheese cloth out of the measuring cup and squeeze the remaining Almond Milk from the bag. 
  6. Taste - Before making adding the cinnamon, taste the milk and sweeten to taste or keep unsweetened, its up to you. 
  7. Holiday It UP! - To add the holiday flavor to your Almond Milk, place a cinnamon stick in the milk and let it infuse for at least an hour before serving. When serving the Almond Milk, add a dash of nutmeg and serve with hot chocolate, coffee or use as an alternative to eggnog. BOOM! 

If you're in a hurry and don't have the opportunity to make your own Almond Milk, the closest brands you can find to making it yourself are from New Barn and Three Trees. New Barn you can find at Whole Foods and Three Trees are at select stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

I hope you enjoyed the post and if you'd like to see more posts like these in the future, please leave a comment below or email me at mike@sweat-space.com. Tag me in your photos @sweatspace on Instagram so I can see all your creations! Have a Happy Holiday and enjoy making your Holiday Almond Milk! Cheers! 

All the Best,

Mike 

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