Almond Milk

  • 1 cup of organic almonds (250ml)
  • 5 cups of water (1,25l)

You need quite a strong blender, such as a Vitamix or similar, in order to make good nut milk. It saves you a lot of money in the long run if you buy pre-packaged milk though so it’s well worth investing.

Simply add the nuts and water to the blender and blitz for a minute or two. Place your nut strainer bag in a colander and place above a bowl. Pour the milk mixture into the bag and tie up at the top. You’ll notice that the majority of milk will strain through on it’s own but the rest needs to be squeezed through by hand until you’re only left with a hard ‘lump’ of nut solids in the bag. Bottle the milk up and it’s ready to serve.

Make sure you don’t throw the nut solids away as they make a lovely dip or nut spread. Instead, return to the blender and add lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper and blend again. Add water until it reaches the texture you desire. It’s lovely on some crisp bread or as a dip with vegetables.