Cut out all the extra additives in store bought nut milk and learn to make your own! I have the easiest recipe that doesn’t require anything special and can be made in 5 minutes.
I strain my milk through a “nut bag.” (I just found it at my local health food store.) However, for the longest time I simply used a clean dish towel— cheese cloth works fine too, if you have it!
1 cup raw almonds (if not, any unsalted almonds are great)
3.5 cups filtered water
1 vanilla bean
2-4 soaked dates
Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with filtered water overnight.
Discard any almonds in the morning that are floating, and rinse the remaining almonds in a colander.
Blend the almonds with the 3.5 cups of water in a blender on full speed for 1 minute. You can also add the vanilla and dates as well for sweetened milk.
Cover a large bowl with your nut bag, dish towel, or cheese cloth and slowly strain the milk into the bowl. This can take up to 5 minutes to fully extract the milk.
Transfer the milk into a sealed jar or container and keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
*The almond remnants can be spread thinly on a baking sheet and baked at a low temperature for use as almond meal or flour.