The french press filter still may allow some pulp to strain through, but it wouldn’t be a big deal. Bad, bad and more bad. Fun stuff!! To get almond milk without nut bag involved, all one needs is raw almonds (1 cup) and water (4.5 cups). So about 2 lbs per month – the cheapest I’ve found of organic, raw almonds is $20 for 2 pounds. The almond milk was yummy thanks. Oops, that was “glad I’m getting a vita mix not vitamin” lol. Yes, almond milk bought from a store pales in comparison to homemade almond milk! In a high-speed setting, people need to blend these for a maximum of three minutes with fresh drinking water. Hmmm… Got toxic chemicals?I use to think nothing of using plastic. Personally, I don’t think we should be drinking regular milk at all, and don’t believe it to be a good source of calcium– in fact, from what I understand, calcium is actually depleted from our bones when we drink milk, due to the high protein/acidity content. I use milk for smoothies and oatmeal. Plastic is made from petroleum products. A much cheaper nut/veggie milk bag! , Do you strain it through the toes or tie up the panty end and cut the legs? BTW- I’ve made this almond milk a few times now, and it is fantastic, and so easy in my Vitamix!! Now, comes the step by step instruction which one should follow! She says the fiber is good for you. Let me send you a free copy of my Eat Yourself Thin: Chew Yourself Well. My friend was so surprised that it takes just a few minutes. However, clever picture with the spaghetti squash. I have a PowerGrind Pro juicer and it makes nut milks! I just made this and it tastes awesome!Definitely not the same as store bought, but worth it nonetheless to know there aren’t any extra chemicals/fillers. No matter which milk you are preparing, it will need to be strained. BAM…perfect almond flour to use in baking. Next time, I’m planning to leave my milk unstrained and see if it makes a difference. Thank you so much for this almond butter receipe. Cheese cloth to messy and screen was to small. For an extra-special treat, try adding 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or 2 pitted dates to the mixture before blending. Especially now after this post . Just fill them up, grasp from the top of the bag and ‘milk’/squeeze downwards into a big bowl. I have tried it with every kind of milk. It tastes more bitter if you leave the skins on, but then you can manage some raw-some brownie bites with the help of a dehydrator. Being responsible for others, especially children is no joke. How much coconut oil, sweetener and salt? The only one that I didn’t love was the hemp. You should use cheesecloth sold for food purposes. If you are short on time, you can soak them for 2-4 hours using HOT water. How much are the Trader Joe’s organic raw almonds? I’ll take 5 out of 6. From this post, one will receive insight into the process for making almond milk without having to use nut bag. The paint bags are not food grade. Or would you need to add an acid to accomplish this? I really care about our world and most of all our young ones. Have you tried to strain yogurt in the nylons? Almond pulp is actually really useful if you dry it out. Maybe use the pulp for some muffin that use almond meal instead of flour. Drain the soaked almonds and rinse them well. I am loving making my own milks. thank you! You and Austin have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I just put 3 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of almond butter (I make my own, but any will work) in the blender for a few minutes (even though I have a vitamix, because the small particles require longer blending). Is using raw nuts ok. How much chemicals are actually on the almonds once you remove them from the shell? (I am 13 so facials are always very nice, Hi, How nany calories are in a cup of almond milk using this recipe (1 cup almonds to 4 cups water)? It is a very fine mesh bag. There is nothing like fresh made almond milk! So, for the first filtering process, an individual can use a noodle or miso strainer that comes with a metal mesh. Where did you get the bottle you use for the milk? Getting stuck is no fun. Now, this is an additional stage that one can opt for if he/she is looking to squeeze maximum milk from the almond pulp. It’s a big time saver. Thanks, I found the bottle at Home Goods! I hate the idea of just throwing it out. If you’re not picky about the pieces you can skip straining it altogether. Nylons are made out of coal, petroleum, air and water. Store the almond milk in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Unfortunately, nylon comes in different grades and there is a food grade. Required fields are marked *. Hi there.. LOl I can so relate! Stupid question – what do you do with the leftover almonds that were in the bag? Strain the almond milk through a nut-milk bag or cheese cloth, squeezing well to extract the extra liquid. I hope adding some maple syrup helps! Thank you! Why the short shelf life in the fridge?? DIY is a journey, and we can’t do better until we know better. Thank you so much for the tip, and humor.I soooo feel you. oops But it works very well for making just a cup or so at a time. Hey Megan, I was wondering how you can use the homemade almond milk instead of regular milk… wheres the calcium and nutritional value? Step 1: Soaking and absorbing step There are no added sweeteners or fillers in this homemade version! Looks like something I could do, even cheesecloth would work. Why would you go through the effort of making homemade almond milk and then strain it through ammonium sulfate and other toxic ingredients used to create pantyhose? The next step is to soak one cup of the almond in near-boiling water to help loosen the skins. be careful about washing the nylons or nut bag in chemical detergents,, you dont want to be ingesting those chemicals. Ensure mixing it well before using it. Why does this not stay as fresh as the store bought? If the recipe has a good strong taste I would think it wouldn’t matter. One of the biggest perks of making your own homemade almond milk is that you can make it without preservatives or additives, like carrageenan– which is found in many store-bought brands. (Ok, nut milk sounds naughty enough already, but I think I just upped the lewdness there…). I threw away the rest of the hemp and called it a success. (However, I’m sure it can be done– I just haven’t had any luck yet! It doesn’t say, and I can’t tell if it’s a 1/4 cup of 1/8 cup of coconut oil. Whoa, looks delish, I’m going to try it! Seems like some good health benefits could still be had from it, right? I would just use baking soda in boiling hot water to wash them, then rinse them well and let dry thoroughly. I have exactly the same glasses too! After it is rinsed adequately, one should start peeling off every almond’s skin. When I make coconut milk, the residual rises to the top and requires skimming…it look suspiciously like coconut oil/butter,I rubbed some into the back of my hand and it absorbed. I actually don’t use that jug anymore, because it was made of plastic. Almond milk is an easy dairy-free milk substitute, made with almonds and water. If so, how long does it last before you have to buy another one? I have been using a white hankerchief that’s designated kitchen use only. I know that you were referring to a recipe to eat, but the leftover almond pulp makes an excellent homemade facial!! Could you use them in one of your other recipes or are they too pulsed for use? I know a woman who used almond milk her whole life because she was allergic to regular milk. And every recipe I read calls for using a nut bag. I applaud you for your natural foods but please be environmentally active. I am with you all the way Megan. Because we don’t add preservatives like the store-bought versions do. My family prefers the taste of Coconut butter over coconut oil… Do you even taste the Coconut oil? Genius! Please read my disclosure and privacy policy. I’ll have to buy the hose. Plus I think it taste better than a lot of the other milks. Go to your local hardware store and get paint strainer bags. Nylon stockings are bad to strain your food. I just use it to replace cow’s milk (for drinking mostly) and don’t want it flavored or nutty, or sweetened. I will definitely try them for various straining purposes. Win win! “BPA Free” is NOT BPA Free and worse chemicals are added!) quick question- how do you clean your nutmilk bag? Anyways because making nut milk was such a pain in the ass I stopped, until I found that with cashews you don’t need to strain it at all. i just started making my own nut milk but i was cursing the muslin bag i was using. Thanks Again! I love it! When I purchased my Vitamix for $450, I vowed to reach a break-even point as quickly as possible. I’ve heard of people making cashew milk, but i’m not sure if the process would be the same. You can add the leftover almond pulp to a veggie/fruit smoothie to add extra fiber without changing the flavor. Yay! I adore putting dates and a little coco powder for chocolate milk. I’ve been adding one to my order of greens delivery. So grateful that I came across your post as I think it will save me lots of struggle and frustration. I’d pour it into the nut bag and it would just….sit there. I am so enjoying this recipe. The recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil, but it’s completely optional. I live in a community and bounced my response to 20 other people and they all said of course this woman will be open. Learn how your comment data is processed. Real food is healing– eat right, not less. Minimum this procedure should take at least 8 hours and a maximum of 48 hours; no more soaking than 48 hours is required. I understand with the almond milk that you throw it out and why, (because I read the whole thread ) , but not sure about the coconut milk! (Too many kids with too much laundry!) TY I use a new cut off knee hi nylon. I have a vita mix in the mail. I’d rather use a nut milk bag that doesn’t have any dyes or chemicals in it. I’ve never tried it, but it sounds like it might work! Mmmm! Your email address will not be published. YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!!!! fantastic suggestion! Heaven in a glass! They do not break down and are terrible on the environment. OMG – you have to try it! have not used avocados for dessert yet either. Because it’s 2012. Hope that helps! How to Make Almond Milk (Better than Store-Bought!). That was the prior FOOLISH and UNEDUCATED ME! The advantage of making your own almond milk at home is that YOU get to determine the ingredients. I have actually breastfed both of my children well past the age of 2 (the World Health Organization recommends continued breastfeeding up to the age of 2 and beyond), so we have never felt the need to supplement with formula, cow’s milk, or almond milk. I was wondering if I whipped this up in the food processor if it would work as either. I prefer the taste of raw almonds, so that’s what I use! The End. Also have made a few cookies with this. But I imagine a lot of the ingredients could be replaced with more raw items. I really appreciate the suggestion though. I ran to the store bought knee high sheer hose and my milk was done in 20 minutes. Does it make a difference? I don’t know how many cups of almonds makes a pound but currently I’m buying Almond Breeze, which is about four cups a box and each box after taxes comes to just around five dollars when it’s not on sale. As an added bonus, you can use the leftover pulp to make a Almond Pulp Hummus or Almond Pulp Brownies. . What I said was meaningful and I guess thinking is not allowed. Hi Paula! However every recipe I’ve used seems to require soaking the almonds at least 4 hours, others saying 8 to 12…does not doing this change the consistency at all? Your email address will not be published. For people with autoimmune conditions, or sensitive digestion, it could be a good idea to avoid these additives by making your own almond milk at home. I just finally tried this recipe, and I can’t believe how easy it was!