5 Steps to fresh Almond Milk
We recently discovered a GENIUS way of making small batches of plant milk with a french press, avoiding the messy cheesecloth squeezing. This recipe is for almond milk but it will work for a variety of kinds of milk including hazelnuts, cashews, and even oats.
1 1/2 cup of raw almonds
8cups of water
1/2 tsp sea salt
3 additional cups of water
Add the almonds, sea salt and 5 cups of water to a big bowl and soak ingredients overnight. This will help soften the almonds.
The next day, drain and rinse the almonds in a colander.
Place the almonds in a blender with the spare 3 cups of water. Blend for about 1 1/2 minutes.
Pour the liquid into your french press and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. When the time's up, start pressing down to separate the milk from the almond pulp. You may find that this is harder than your average coffee but keep going. If you find the pulp is blocking he pressing- then just scrape some of it out.
Enjoy! You will find that this recipe creates thicker almond milk than your shop brought.