Homemade Almond Milk

homemade almond milk

Some people don't know that aside from animals, milk can also be obtained from plant materials. Some examples include the coconut milk, rice milk, soy milk, and almond milk.

As can be observed, majority of these plant milks are derived from grains and nuts making their taste slightly different from the cow milk that everyone has grown to know.

What is almond milk and how it is produced:

Although it may sound a new concept, almond milk has long been in existence and is enjoyed by a lot of people as early as the Middle Ages.

As its name suggests, the milk is made out of almond nuts. There are generally two methods of producing the milk: one is by soaking the whole nuts in water 8 hours or overnight and extracting the milk.

The other one is the most popular method for making homemade almond milk, is by grounding the nuts and mixing it with water producing instant milk.

It is a good alternative to animal milk and can be used for a variety of purposes.

How different is it from all other types of milk:

Aside from the fact that it is extracted from a plant, the milk has distinct characteristics in terms of appearance, taste, and composition.

The color can be a bit darker compared to the pure white cow milk.

It also does not contain cholesterol, fats, nor lactose compared to animal milk.

When it comes to the taste, the bare milk doesn't have any sweetness.

Thus, a lot of manufacturers or home owners prefer mixing sweeteners or flavorings like sugar, chocolate, or vanilla before enjoying the milk.

How to make your own homemade almond milk:

There are many different ways to make homemade almond milk.

You can use the same way as Soybean Milk - Blender Method

Here I am going to show you how to use SoyaPower Plus Soymilk Maker! to make almond milk.

Let's start:

  • Soak one SoyaPower Plus cup almond for about 8 hours or over night (this SoyaPower Plus cup comes with the soy machine, it is about 1/2 regular measuring cup).

soaked almond nuts

  • Add drinking water into container at the water lines marked inside the container about 1500 ml.

Add water

  • Add soaked almond nuts.

Add soaked almond nuts

  • Attach the funnel to the machine head as shown in the picture.

  • Place the machine head onto the container and lock latches at the front and back of the soy-milk-machine.

  • Plug the power cord to the machine and wall power socket, now you will see the SoyaPower Plus light on, push the Beans+ button and with a beep, you will see that the Soy Beans light comes on. Now the soy milk machine begins to work. (I also tried the Soy Bean button, I think it works same)

  • It will take about 15-20 minutes for this process, your almond milk will be ready when you hear the soy machine beep and the button light blinking. Remove the power cord and wait a few minutes. 

  • Unlock the latches on both sides, carefully take out the soy machine head.
  • Slowly pour all soy milk into the plastic pitcher through the strainer ( the plastic pitcher and strainer comes with your soy machine)

  • Use a spoon and slightly press the almond dregs, this will squeeze out some more almond milk.

  • Put the coffee filter onto another container.

  • Pour the strained almond milk from the pitcher to the coffee filter for the second straining. You can use a spoon to carefully stir it, it will help strain faster.

make almond milk

  • Add 1/4 cup of sugar, or other sweetener to fit your taste.

Now Enjoy your hot fresh homemade almond milk.

  • Or you can wait it cool down to room temperature then move it into refrigerator at least 4 hours or over night.

Enjoy the cold almond milk. My husband David like the cold almond milk, but I like drink it hot. 

YouTube video:

found a very helpful YouTube video and would like share with you:

How to Make Almond Milk: Two methods for making almond milk.

Hope you'll like it with some different idea for making almond milk.

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