Did you know that you can make your own almond milk in your Nutribullet? Doing so allows you to control the amount of sugars and salt that goes into it, along with the ability to choose your source of almonds. Here is how to make almond milk in your Nutribullet or other blender.
First off, you do need an additional piece of equiptment for this: A Nut Milk Bag (affilaite link). Some people subsittute cheesecloth, but I find that more difficult to use and many complain of grainy milk when they use it. So the bag really is the best thing and it isn’t too terribly expensive. You also will be soaking the almonds overnight, which is essential, so plan on doing that the day before you actually need your almond milk.
Here is how to make almond milk in the Nutribullet. A few additional notes on the recipe:
Sweetener choices and amounts can vary. 1-2 Tablespoons of honey, maple syrup, or agave works well. I like the lower end for less sweet. 5 dates or so can work, as can the natural sugar free sweetener Stevia (look on the package for amount suggestions) Go light at first if you don’t want too sweet of almond milk. You can always add more sweetener.
You can also add a pinch of salt to bring out the nut flavor, but leaving it out is a nice way to control the sodium amount over the amounts put in commercial preparations.
If you want flavored milk, add a teaspoon on vanilla, cocoa, or cinnamon (or any other fun item or combo that you come up with, I have thought about trying coffee and cocoa nibs for mocha almond milk)
The amount of water used to blen dictates how thick the milk is. You might want to start with a lower amount, see how it comes out and add more as desired. I like my almond milk a bit on the thick side for use in smoothies, but thin for use on cereal.
Store your almond milk in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 3-4 cups filtered water (to the fill line or less for thicker milk)
- Aditional filtered water for soaking almonds
- A sweetener such as 1-2 T honey, maple syrup, agave, dates (5 or so) stevia etc.
- Optional flavorants such as cinnamon, vanilla, or cocoa
- Soak 1 cup almonds overnight or for a minimum of 8 hours in filtered water
- Strain and rinse the soaked almonds
- Add almonds to the Nutribullet with filtered water tot he fill line.
- Blend for 5 minutes
- Place the nutmilk bag in a bowl and pour the mix into the bag
- Squeeze the milk through the bag into the bowl
- Rinse the blender and lid.
- Pour the milk back in and add sweetener of your choice
- Blend for one minute.