Ever wanted to try a homemade almond milk recipe, yet didn’t have the time to soak, squeeze and clean? Yeah, that’s me… pretty much every day. I recently discovered two different ways to get delicious, clean almond milk without as much time and effort!
In under a minute, you can make almond in the comfort of your own home. Just watch the video below and see how it’s done.
How Almond Milk is Made Quickly
In the video above, you can see how the Almond Cow and Joi methods are different from one another, yet both make easy, homemade almond milk that is clean and creamy. The future of almond milk is here, rawkstar!
Almond Cow Test
Almond Cow is a milking machine that can blend plant milk in minutes. This machine costs $195, yet can make 5 cups of almond milk using 1 cup of raw almonds (yet the less water you use the creamier it gets!). Even though it has almond in it’s name, the Almond Cow can also make oat, coconut, cashew, hemp, walnut, and almost any other plant-based milk I could ever want. It’s pretty genius.
Tip: to get extra creaminess, soak the almonds overnight.
The whole process from start to clean up took less than 5 minutes, and the almond milk recipe I followed was simple and straight forward. The milk was foamy, and easy for me to customize how I wanted it (and I wanted all the creaminess I could get!).
The leftover pulp, or almond meal can be used in granola, added to a smoothie for extra fiber, or put in oatmeal or as a yogurt topping. This creates a zero waste product! 1 cup of milk contains 4 grams of protein, which is an excellent addition to any green smoothie.
Almond Cow is giving $15 off your order w/ code “simplegreensmoothies”
Joi Nutbase Test
Joi Nutbase has taken almonds and blended them into a paste. This paste is 100% almond, using the entire nut (so also zero-waste), and has a shelf life of 18 months… with no additives what-so-ever. To make 1 cup of almond milk, just add 1 tablespoon of Almond Joi paste to 1 cup of filtered water, and blend for 30 seconds. That’s literally it!
Tip: To up the creaminess, add 2 tablespoons of Joi to 1 cup of filtered water.
Even after settling, this milk kept its frothy top. It tasted super creamy, and was a little less dry than the Almond Cow’s version. 27 cups of almond milk can be made from 1 container of Joi, retailing for $19.99. That’s less than $1 per cup! 1 cup of this almond milk is 4 grams of protein as well.
How Long Does Homemade Almond Milk Last?
Homemade almond milk should stored in the fridge and used within 3-5 days.
5 Things that Taste Good with Almond Milk
I love food combining ingredients that just taste even more amazing together. You can combine almond milk with these ingredients to get great results:
How Can I Use Almond Milk?
Now that I have many different options to buy or make almond milk, what do I do with it? Honestly, almond milk can be used in place of dairy milk in almost any recipe, yet we have a few recipes that were created specifically with almond milk in mind:
- Spiced Almond Milk
- Almond Butter and Jam Muffins
- Cherry Almond Cinnamon Green Smoothie
- Chocolate Banana Protein Shake
- Chamomile Lavender Tea
- Pick one of the three methods above to make homemade almond milk.
- Follow the steps included below to make the creamiest milk.
- Store in a air-tight container for up to 5 days.
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