Vanilla Almond Milk

Vanilla Almond Milk

I have never been a big fan of almond milk. I’ve purchased it a few times at the store and every time I was wholly unimpressed. I couldn’t understand what the big deal was. To me it tasted either bland and chalky or sugary sweet.

When I made the choice to cut down on the dairy in my diet I had to rethink my decision. Almond milk could be very useful. I knew the only way I would use it was if I made it myself. I then could control the process and know exactly what went into it.  I wanted all natural ingredients, no added sugars, and it had to be tasty. 

Recipes for almond milk are abundant and making my own proved to be quite simple. With a few ingredients and some simple equipment I made a delicious, all natural lightly sweetened almond milk I love.  Dates and whole bean vanilla combine with almonds to give this vanilla almond milk a wonderful flavor. I can tell you for certain… my coffee has never tasted better. 

Dates and whole bean vanilla combine with almonds to give this vanilla almond milk a wonderful flavor. A simple recipe with all natural ingredients.

 

Vanilla Almond Milk
 
Serves: 3½ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • water for soaking almonds overnight
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 whole vanilla bean
Instructions
  1. Place almonds in bowl and cover with water. Soak for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. After almonds have soaked the required time, drain and rinse.
  3. Place almonds, dates, vanilla bean and 4 cups water in blender.
  4. Blend on high for several minutes until almonds, dates and vanilla bean is thoroughly ground.
  5. Strain almond mixture through nut-milk bag into container.
  6. Chill and serve.

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks Christina. I make mine first thing in the morning when I get up after letting the almonds soak overnight. It only takes a few minutes. I never realized how easy it was to make.

  1. says

    First I love your first photo, second almonds are fantastic in general and a great energy booster. I’m thinking because I gave up coffee and Tea earlier this year that this would be a great treat cold or warm. Saving this and trying once the temperatures cool. Thanks!
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    • says

      It is great as a hot drink too. I have been experimenting with cacao powder and cocoa butter to make hot chocolate. I am loving the flavor the vanilla and almonds add to it. I’ll be putting the recipe on the blog sometime in the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by.
      Blessings, Shari

  2. says

    I absolutely love homemade almond milk and I agree that most of the store brands just taste off… There’s really only one brand I can say I can enjoy, but the rest taste odd or too sweet or too oily, etc. And I love how easy it is to customize homemade nut milks anyways… Adding dates and vanilla bean is the best <3

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