I'm always on the hunt for new non-milk milk products to try. I'm not sure why. They're almost always gross. Lately I've been compelled to think more about it and I stumbled across the idea of Almond Milk. I guess before the advent of the refrigerator, cow's milk was all too frustrating to keep in stock, so they turned to nuts to offer the milky texture with a longer shelf life. Who knew, right? It just so happens that I've had a jar full of almonds that I'm sick of snacking on so I made my own batch, like this:
Combine 1 part almonds, 4 parts water: let soak 1-2 days
Blend in blender, sweeten with dates, syrup or honey
Strain almond flecks (optional)
Verdict: It's not awful; grainier than I'm used to and not sweet enough for my taste. But I think it will be good for baking, or cereal. Give it a shot! If you have a blender that works (like I thought I did when I started but found out half way through my first Pulse when almond juice started splurting out the sides that I do not.) it's way easy.