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semira
« on: March 16, 2005 10:55:04 AM »

This is very easy to do and tastes yummy:
take a cup of whole almonds, non-roasted or salted and soak them for 24 hours, then rinse.  At this stage the almonds make a great snack, but refrigerate or else they rot.
take a handful of dried raisins and soak for 2 hours,
put almonds and raisins in the blender, fill up with water and i usually add maple syrup or honey for more sweetness, but for most people the raisins are just fine.
Blend, then strain with a fine strain, keep the pulp for cookies or cake.. and voila, you've got yummy almond milk that can refrigerate in your fridge.
I usually use organic almonds and purified water, but whatever suits you best!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2005 11:34:03 AM by semira » THIS ROCKS   Logged
abinka
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2005 12:28:08 PM »

Ooh I love almond milk. How long does your recipe usually keep in the fridge?
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semira
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2005 01:02:36 PM »

It stays about 3 days.  mmmm, almonds, lol
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McAuliflower
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2005 04:46:41 PM »

Oooo, adding soaked raisins is a great idea!  I bet dates would be good too.
We used to have a local juice maker whip up almond milk with vanilla, chocolate or coffee added too.  Yum
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semira
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2005 07:56:50 PM »

I've never tried it with dates, what a great idea! woohoo!!  never thought of adding vanilla!
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McAuliflower
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2005 09:21:37 AM »

So I actually just made my first batch of this last night and am in heaven!  I didn't use raisins, but used 5 medjool dates that I soaked and also added vanilla and a touch of coffee. Almond nectar is more like it...

Am playing around with how much water to use, and also trying to find some good uses for the leftover nut pulp.

thanks again for the great recipe- everyone should really give this a go!
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semira
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2005 11:09:47 AM »

woohoo!!  I'm glad you enjoy it as much as i do, and it is so simple : )  I still have to go out and buy dates and try it like that.  Do you soak your dates?
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McAuliflower
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2005 07:02:37 PM »

I soaked the dates in hot water.  They have enough flavor with their sweetness that the vanilla really didn't seem neccessary.
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rockadot
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2005 09:26:19 PM »

do you soak the almonds / raisins in hot water?

rasins totally creep me out, how is it without them?
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semira
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2005 05:48:00 AM »

No, I don't soak them in hot water, room temperature water is what i use.  The almonds I usually put them soaking in a shelf to protect from direct sunlight.  it doesn't have to be raisins, that's for sweetening the milk, as you see McAuliflower used dates, you can use also honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, white sugar, stevia, coconut flakes, (hmm, that sounds good, coconut!) 
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rockadot
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2005 08:21:00 AM »

mmm...sugar...
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okayprettygood
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2005 07:27:50 PM »

this sounds magnificent. Thanks!
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purple_hippo
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2005 07:37:34 PM »

oooh this sounds yummy

do you drink it straight or put it in hot chocolate/coffee?

how much water do you soak them in?

what great uses are there for the pulp?
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semira
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2005 08:15:42 AM »

I drink it straight or put it in cereal, hot chocolate i've never tried, you could add carob powder or cocoa and test it!  The pulp is great for cookies, nut butter, bread, cake crust, etc...  You put about three times the amount of water to the almonds and soak them in it, or twice the amount, because when you soak them they double or triple in size...
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Nicolish
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2005 11:10:09 AM »

I made some yesterday, and it's delicious. I put the milk in the blender with some frozen bananas and ohmigod, it was like heaven in my mouth. haha.

also, as far as the pulp goes, I put some in my oatmeal in the morning and it's great.
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gdrchickita
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2005 09:20:58 PM »

wow, just found this recipe by chance and tried it, thank you soo much!!!
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tygra
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2005 09:10:20 PM »

so i finally tried this earlier in the week, and it was truly awesome! thank you so much for the recipe, and the variations mentioned throughout the thread.

i ended up using honeyglazed dates, and a coffee filter for extra straining of the pulpy bits. the milk was glorious, and the pulpiness was great in my oatmeal and cereal.

i even used some of the milk to whip up a divine *almondmilk*shake, which consisted of the almond milk, some banana, and a hearty scoop of this delicious new chocolate peanut butter SOY ice cream that i just discovered. *SO* yummy!

next time though, i'm going to add some honey, as i found myself craving a little extra sweetness.
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semira
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2007 04:32:25 PM »

very awesome, i'm glad y'all enjoyed this recipe, it's so easy and amazing!!
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Kaitlinnegan
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2009 05:27:06 PM »

Just wanted to bump up this thread because other people might be interested in almond milk too! 

I think I am going to try this while DH is out of town.  We drink a lot of cow's milk (a few gallons a week!) and I would really love to eat less dairy.  I just have to get some raw almonds on my next shopping trip.  I'll definitely be back with my results!
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