Homemade Almond Milk is not something I make often. Well, this is the first time. I decided to try it after our doctor wanted to test whether our 23-month-old boy is allergic to dairy products. He will not be having milk, butter, cheese or other dairy products besides beef for two weeks. The blood test has already showed that he is allergic to egg, so he can’t eat crepes, pancakes or regular cakes or cookies any longer. I need to find ways to make his breakfast attractive without these. This means I will be trying almost vegan recipes for him during this time.
Everything started about a month ago when he had diarrhoea, which lasted more than 20 days. His doctor told us that it was probably a consequence of a kind of food allergy. He’s fine now but his blood tests show that there is still something wrong. The doctor told us that we should find that specific food or foods even if his diarrhoea ended. She said diet is the best way to find it so we’ve started a diet excluding eggs, dairy products and beef.
Göktürk normally loves drinking cow or goat milk in the mornings right after he wakes up, so I need a good substitution for these now. I had heard about homemade almond milk several times and was curious about it but never tried iit myself. Now is the best time to give it a chance. So this is how I decided to make it at home.
It was super easy and fun to make homemade almond milk. You just need plain water and raw almond for it. Soak almonds, wait for 8 hours or overnight, peel them and blend with water. You will be amazed when you see how that plain water turns to milk white. The only thing you need to do is to strain this milk using cheesecloth. Your homemade almond milk is ready. You can keep it in the fridge up to three days.
When I had the first sip, I found it a bit tasteless but when I added little honey in it, it became great. I prepared a strawberry milkshake using fresh strawberries with my fresh Homemade Almond Milk for the little guy this morning, but he didn’t want to drink it after tasting it once. This could be because he doesn’t like milkshake or smoothie like drinks, I don’t know. I won’t give up though. I’m trying a banana bread using almond milk this afternoon. It may not be a good source of calcium or protein but it is rich in vitamins A and D, so my banana bread will be really nutritious. Stay tuned for the recipe! During this time, you might want to check out our fantastic Chocolate Marbled Banana Bread if you aren’t following a vegan diet.
I’m not sure whether I will make almond milk again as my little gourmet didn’t like it. But it was a good experience for me to try a new kind of milk.Print
Homemade Almond Milk
A healthy non-dairy milk made from raw almonds. Very easy to make!
- Prep Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours
- 1 cup raw almond
- 3 cups water
- Soak almonds for 8 hours or overnight.
- Peel them and toss in blender.
- Blend with 3 cups of water until it changes the color to pure white.
- Strain it using cheesecloth.
- Keep it in refrigerator for up to 3 days and mix well each time before using it.