I didn't try making my own almond milk for what seemed like forever. Why? I don't know exactly. It seemed daunting, too many steps, too difficult, something! Anyway, I'm just glad I finally gave it a go. It was one of those things that once I did it, I was like, "Was that it?"
Homemade almond milk is fresh, full of flavor and completely additive free (unlike the store bought brands). Also, with fresh almond milk you actually get all of the nutritional benefits of the almonds themselves!
Okay, so here is how I do mine in just a few simple steps:
1. Soak 1 cup of raw almonds in filtered water overnight (at least for 12 hours...this release enzymes so that it is easily digestible).
3. Fill it up with 3 cups of filtered water & blend for at least 3-5 minutes until it's nice and white and and pulp-ish looking.
*You can add honey or a sweetener if you need one, but we just do ours unsweetened and plain. And of course you can half the recipe or quarter it if you need less!
Happy almond milk making! You will never want to just buy it at the store again once you taste how fresh it is and see how easy it is!