I just changed from dairy to nut milks a couple of weeks ago. This is expensive to buy, it’s cheaper and very easy to make. I will be making the walnut milk in future as we have heaps of these already. A bonus using the almonds is the leftover pulp which is delicious and can be used to lots of different ways.
Take one cup of almonds and soak in two cups of water for a minimum of four hours (overnight is fine).
Drain and rinse the nuts. I leave the skins on feeling no need to remove them, the resulting milk is still white.
Put the nuts in a blender with 3 cups of fresh water. Blend till milky and almonds quite fine. Strain through a fine sieve or
That’s it 🙂
(Edited) see Narf’s interesting comments below about how she makes her almond milk.
Made the same way as above but us 4 cups water. The walnuts are alot softer and I find very little pulp remains at the end.
This can be used as is or dried in the oven on a low temperature for several hours. It can also be frozen if desired for later use. I have been using it in smoothies, porridge and baking but am wanting to try some “cheeses” and pates. Below are some links for some recipes I have tried that are both delicious (the pulp must be dried for both) and a link for some others that sound nice.
Coconut and Almond Macaroons:
8oz dried almond meal
3/4 cup toasted coconut
2 egg whites
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 deg. Toast coconut by putting into small fring pan and cooking over lowish heat, stirring till golden. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Whisk the egg whites, sugar and vanilla together till blended and add to combined nut mixture. Drop heaped tablespoonsful (is that a word?) onto tray and bake till browned around edges and golden on top.
Quinoa Almond Joy Bars:
The recipe can be found here http://skinnyms.com/skinny-mini-desserts-quinoa-almond-joy-bars/
And a link with a few nice recipes is here http://cafe-janae.blogspot.co.nz/2008/07/what-to-do-with-nut-pulp.html
And one for Banana Bread courtesy of Jamie 🙂 http://www.elanaspantry.com/paleo-banana-bread/