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I know that there are about a million recipes online for how to make your own almond milk, but this recipe is my personal favorite.
I used to just purchase my almond milk from the store, but then I realized that the carton isn’t recyclable in my area. Throwing away a carton every week would produce so much waste, so I decided to make my own.
Almond milk made from home is about the same price as the store-bought versions, but it is low-waste and tastes so much better! I once read that the almond milk that you buy in stores actually isn’t made out of very many almonds, and is mostly water.
Prep time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups of raw almonds
- 5 cups of filtered water + more for soaking
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Dash of cinnamon
- Soak your almonds in a few inches of water for at least 8 hours.
- Place the drained almonds, 5 cups of filtered water, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a high-speed blender and blend on high for about 1 minute.
- Place a nut milk bag over a large bowl and pour the almond milk into the bag. Squeeze the bottom of the bag to release all of the milk.
- Rinse out the blender and pour the almond milk back in.
- Pour into a glass milk bottle and store in the fridge for a few days. You will want to shake the jar well before drinking because the mixture separates while sitting in your refrigerator.
How to make producing as little waste as possible
- Purchase your almonds in bulk.
- Purchase your maple syrup in bulk, and in a recyclable container.
- Make your own vanilla extract or purchase it in a recyclable bottle.
- Purchase your cinnamon from a store that sells spices in bulk.
- Compost your almond pulp, or make something else with it.