I use to buy commercial rice milk, the ones that comes in Tetrapack. It’s convenient, but it’s certainly not cheap, and I hate having so many containers to recycle, especially those ones that are not easy to recycle.
The other day, I found an incredibly easy recipe to make pure almond milk. All it takes is raw almonds and water, and the result is a creamy, healthy, heavenly tasting almond milk. On top of that, it’s ridiculously easy to make. It’s also a source of protein, which rice milk isn’t.
1 cup of raw almonds
1 1/2 cup of water (to blend)
about 1 cup of water (to soak the almonds)
Soak the almonds in some water overnight. Drain the almonds, and place in a blender with the blending water. Blend on high speed until smooth. Pour the mixture into a finely meshed filter. Personally, I like to use a fabric bag sold for infusing tea leaves. A clean sock or several layers of cheese cloth could also do the trick. If you like it sweet, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract or a date while blending the almonds with water.