Almond Milk

Almond milk is a hip alternative to cows milk- good if you’re vegan or lactose intolerant.  And you can make it yourself.

Almond Milk

Almond MilkSimply get some whole almonds and soak them overnight.  They will soak up the water and swell a little.  Then drain and rinse, and put in a blender with more water (obviously the more water you use the thinner it will be, I had to add more water half-way through to make it more milk like). Blend, blend, blend. Then sieve.  I just used a regular sieve but you could add cheese-cloth to get all the almond bits out.Almond Milk

Then drink.  Easy to make.  Shame it taste so horrible!  It was fine on my porridge though but…my almonds cost me about £1.30 for 100g, it made about 250ml of milk.  Almond milk costs about £1.50 to £1.80 for 1L. If I bought larger quantities of almonds it would be cheaper but I still think it is actually more cost effective to just buy the milk.  Cows milk is about 80p for 1L so I think I’ll be sticking to that.