Sunday, September 21, 2014

Almond Milk

Hi! Is anyone still out there?  Let's just check.

So, have you been wondering why grown adults continue to consume a liquid that's designed to fatten up baby cows?  I kinda have.  I've discovered I kinda like almond milk. 
But how does one milk an almond?  It has no...well, you know.  

It's actually pretty's the how-to.

Get about a cup of almonds (raw and unsalted) and soak them in about 2 cups of water 24-48 hours.
Drain off the soaking liquid, then add the almonds and 2 1/2 cups of water to a blender, and blend the heck out of it.  
After blending strain the liquid from the almond pulp using a cheesecloth, or they actually make a special nut-milk bag just for this purpose. Save the left over pulpy stuff and dry it out in a low oven (200F) for about an hour or so, and you have almond meal!
I hear this keeps in the fridge about 3 days, and it's not homogenized so you'll get some separation....just shake it up.