Source: May All Be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: March 11, 2012
Yield: 2½ cups
Time needed: 5 minutes
Prior preparation needed:
Soak almonds for 12-24 hours
Twenty years ago, a vegan diet required a knowledge of how to make many pantry ingredients in the kitchen. Today, almond milk is readily available in natural food stores and even many supermarkets. But if you can’t get the pre-made product, or just want to try your hand at making it from scratch—here’s the method.
½ cup raw almonds
2 cups water
1-2 Tbsp maple or rice syrup (optional)
(It is best to use a sweetener if preparing the milk as a beverage. No sweetening needed if it is for cooking.)
Soak the almonds in water overnight. Drain and rinse.
Cover with boiling water. Drain and rinse in cold water
Squeeze almonds out of their skin.
Place almonds and ½ cup water in blender and blend until smooth. Slowly add rest of the water as machine is running along with syrup if using. Chill