Recipe: Almond Milk | Chris Kresser

Recipe: Almond Milk

by Chris Kresser

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almond milk recipe
Homemade almond milk is easy to make and contains less additives than the store-bought stuff.

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Freshly made almond milk is vastly preferable to packaged store bought and the remaining almond pulp can be used to make desserts or savory cheese-like dips.

Type of dish: Fundamentals
Equipment: Blender, cheesecloth, cloth sprouting bag, or nut milk bag, two 1 quart glass jars
Servings: Makes about 2 quarts (2 l/80 fl oz)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • water for soaking the almonds
  • 6 cups water

Directions:

  1. Soak the nuts for eighteen hours, draining, rinsing, and changing the water halfway through.
  2. After soaking, the nuts will have expanded in size. In a 1 to 3 ratio, add nuts and purified water to the blender. For example, 1 cup soaked nuts to 3 cups water.
  3. Blend thoroughly. Then, slowly pour the contents of the blender through the filter, such as cheesecloth. Use hands to milk the bag. Slowly is recommended to avoid making a mess!
  4. Store the milk in a glass container with tightly sealing lids. Nut milk will keep for about 4 days.
  5. The remaining pulp can be used to make desserts or savory cheese-like dips.

Enjoy!

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  1. There is something confusing about the proportion of water and almonds. The ingredient list indicates 1 nuts:3 water. but the instructions seem to be 1 soaked nuts:3 water. Chose the latter — very nice!

  2. I too am interested in learning how to use the remaining pulp to make desserts or savory cheese-like dip.

  3. If you add a date or two and a pinch of salt, you will get a super tasty milk that is naturally sweet and tasty. I use mine for making smoothies in the morning. I add some veggie protein powder, some raw unsweetened cocoa powder, some maca powder, some chia seeds, frozen strawberries, blueberries, bananas and a dash of stevia or monk fruit. It’s a great morning starter and super nutritious.

    • Soaking the nuts reduces the “anti-nutrients”, the natural substances in nuts that inhibits digestion. (That is one way they’ve evolved to protect them selves). But not so good for human digestion.

  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Almonds milk looks delicious in coffee in winter season and taste with freshness with the combination of fresh fruits in summer season.

  5. Thanks for this recipe!

    Does the milk contain most of the nutrients from the almonds? Or is there a lot of good stuff still left in the pulp?

  6. Savory, cheese-like dips? Do tell us how to do that!

    The best nut milk bag I’ve found is a washable nylon one … rinses out & dries wonderfully.

    I add vanilla to my almond milk, but wow, it is incredibly tasty as is.

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