Since we got the new blender I was thinking of trying to make almond milk or cashew milk. I was browsing the internet and this time my inspiration was Pastryaffair.com.
I never thought this will be so simple to make. So I went got the almonds and just did it:)
Now you can also add flavor to it. There was a funny thing that happened to me. I was so sure I got vanilla extract at home. I was just buying some extracts the day before. I just opened it and I was ready to pour it when a strong lemon ( very nice lemon ) flavor hit my nostrils . I checked my shelf. I got every flavor there but vanilla. 😦 I decided to go ahead and to add a pinch of almond flavor.
- 2 cups of almonds ( I got slivered almonds )
- 5 cups of filtered water
- 1 teaspoon pure organic almond extract
- 3 table spoons of maple syrup ( I skip it this time )
Put the almonds in a bowl and cover with 3 cups filtered water. Cover and soak over night or for about 8 hours. Strain and rinse with fresh water. Add the almonds to the blender and 5 cups of filtered water. Add the extract and maple syrup if using. Blend on high for about 3-4 minutes. Using a cheese cloth strain the milk to remove the pulp.
Keep it in the fridge for up to 7 days.
I enjoy it with my morning coffee 🙂