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» Pale Yellow

Cream together butter and sugar until pale yellow.

Almond Milk

Tracy Byrne

Almond Milk // Pale Yellow Really?  Homemade almond milk?  I know it seems a little high-maintenance and overboard with the DIY, but it's absolutely amazing!  I started drinking almond milk as a special treat to myself because the sweetened chocolate and vanilla versions taste like milk shakes, but lack the guilt.  When I was vegan I was drinking almond and coconut milk everyday as a satisfying snack.  Once I realized you could make your own almond milk, it was only a matter of time before I did.  Ruth getting the VitaMix helps too.

Almond Milk // Pale Yellow

One key to this recipe is the nut milk bag, I know, it's a funny name.  When I posted on Facebook that I had just purchased the bag from Amazon, my friends had many fresh comments to make.  I have some sarcastic friends!  Whatever, almond milk is as easy to make as it is to make a hilarious comment about the nut milk bag.

Almond Milk // Pale Yellow

Homemade almond milk tastes so much more almondy.  I don't know how else to describe it, but the almond milk really, truly tastes fresher and less processed than any store-bought version.  Also, the vanilla bean adds a ton of fantastic flavor.  Homemade almond milk feels richer and thicker than its store bought friend.  If you have the tools, or are willing to buy the tools, homemade almond milk is totally worth the effort.

Almond Milk // Pale Yellow

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Almond Milk

Adapted from Edible Perspective

Yield - 32 ounces (1 quart)

1 cup raw almonds

3 1/2 cups water + more for soaking

1/2 vanilla bean, seeds removed

agave to taste {I used 1 tablespoon}

  1. The night before - soak almonds in quart container with enough cold water to cover.

  2. Rinse and drain the almonds and place them in the blender with 3 1/2 cups water.  Add the vanilla seeds to the blender.  Blend until smooth.  Add agave to taste and blend to incorporate.

  3. Pour all of the liquid into a nut milk bag over a large bowl.  Squeeze all of the liquid out of the bag.

  4. Store the almond milk in an airtight container in the fridge.  Shake before using, it tends to separate into layers.

Almond Milk // Pale Yellow