Making your own nut or seed milk is so easy! With many people cutting dairy out of their diets these days, they turn to nut, seed, and coconut milks. Even then you have to be careful of the added sugars, chemicals, and preservatives in store bought milk. If you really want to know what you are eating or drinking then you gotta make it yourself! And that means to not be afraid to get in your kitchen and have some fun!
This was my first attempt at making chocolate almond milk, but nut and/or seed milks are super easy!
1 cup almonds or other nuts/seeds, soaked for 3 -6 hours
4 cups water
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon coconut nectar or another sweetener such as honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Soak almonds for 3 to 6 hours. You can even soak them over night.
- Discard soak water and rinse thoroughly.
- Blend almonds, water, and sweetener of choice until smooth.
- Strain the liquid in a nut sack over a bowl. If you do not have a nut sack you can pour the liquid through a strainer and use the back side of a spoon to press any of the remaining liquid through the strainer and into the bowl.
- Pour the mixture back into the blender and add cacao powder, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend until smooth and then store in a glass jar. Should be good for 3-4 days.
Note: The milk may settle in the fridge so shake before drinking.