Making almond milk

Have you made your own almond or other dairy free/nut milks in the Thermomix yet?  Feel like giving it a go?  Here’s how …

By the way, it’s really delicious if you add a medjool date and a pinch of salt.  Otherwise, for savoury uses, just a pinch of salt will do (I guess you could add some yeast flakes for a slightly cheesy flavour, if you wish).

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Start with weighing in 100g raw activated or blanched almonds

 

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Mill almonds for 10 seconds / speed 9 = almond meal

 

Set for 1 minute / speed 9

Add 550-600g water.  You can even add a medjool date and a pinch of salt for more flavour, if you like. Set for 1 minute / speed 9

 

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Tada … unstrained almond milk

 

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Place steamer basket over a suitable sized bowl, set the nut milk bag over the top and pour in the nut milk and let it drip through

If you’re in the UK, contact me to purchase a Living Synergy nut milk bag

See here on how to purchase the nut milk bags in Australia

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Squeeze the remainder of the milk out through the nut milk bag

 

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Lovely creamy almond milk

 

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Makes 500g NB: Store in fridge for no longer than 3 days. I usually make it every other day or on demand.

 

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The nut pulp can be used for numerous things, or you can freeze it until you have a big enough batch to dry out in the oven, or in a dehydrator, to make almond flour. I like to make almond pulp crackers with mine …

 

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Almond pulp crackers are so easy!

Easy almond pulp cracker recipe here

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Use your dairy free almond milk in all sorts of recipes … like in this raw avocado and spinach soup … in your porridge, to make mashed potatoes, dairy free bechamel sauces, custard, coffee, ice cream …

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Making almond milk

    • Hi Mia

      Sorry for the delay! You could try this app: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp. Whilst you use 100g almonds in the recipe, you extract about 85g pulp. Based on that, I suppose it would mean 15g almonds soaked into your milk, so 15g worth of calories, which would equate to 86.2 calories per 500g milk? If you add some sweetener, this would change, obviously. You could even water it down further to reduce the caloric content.

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