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Almond Milk with the Mad Millie Draining Bag

Written by Cjantra on January 22nd, 2016.      7 comments

Draining Bag

I was inspired to use the Mad Millie Draining Bag so I decided to go ahead and make my own almond milk. This was my first attempt making almond milk, which I know is a great ingredient in so many things and is a great alternative to dairy. It was so easy!
  • Enough water to cover almonds in jar
  • 1 cup of raw almonds
  • 3 cups of water
Not only is almond milk a good substitution for a dairy, almond milk contains no cholesterol or saturated fat, low in sodium and high in good natural fats. One of the best things about making your own almond milk is that you know exactly what you’re putting into your body, no hidden secrets!
Did I mention that it’s also super easy?  So let’s get started:

STEP 1: Soak almonds overnight.
Step one almond milk

STEP 2: Drain almonds using draining bag. Then transfer almonds to food processer. Discard almond water.
Step two almond milk

STEP 3: Blend almonds with 3 cups of fresh water for 5 minutes.
Step three almond milk

STEP 4: Pour the blended almonds into the draining bag and leave for 1 minute. Squeeze the bag to get all milk out of blended almonds.
Step four almond milk
(Optional:  If you want a bit of flavour, you can add vanilla extract or cinnamon. I’ve added 1 tsp of vanilla extract)

STEP 5: Pour your milk into a jar, bottle or container. If you like your almond milk chilled, leave in the refrigerator.
This recipe made 750ml of almond milk. 

Step five almond milk
Use it on your cereal, in smoothies and so much more. Stay tuned for our next recipe using homemade almond milk!

'Spice up' your almond milk with a few optional changes:
  • Vanilla Extract: Add 1 tsp of vanilla extract for extra flavour.
  • Coconut Water: Replace the 3 cups of water with 3 cups of coconut water for more flavour.
  • Cinnamon: Add 1 tsp of cinnamon for extra flavour.
  • Honey: Add 1 Tbsp of honey for a sweeter flavour. 


Mel says ...
I assume there is a mistake in the ingredients list? Should '1 cup of almond milk' be 1 cup raw almonds?
Rachael says ...
Yes you are right Mel, sorry about that. We have changed that now.
Linda Hand says ...
Thank you for this recipe - very useful.
Two questions:
1) how much almond milk does this make? Is it more concentrated if you use less water, or just less ground?
2) what do you do with the left over almond solids?
Annette says ...
A friend of mine says she uses the grounds as Almond Flour
Mad Millie says ...
Linda, we made 750ml of almond milk with this recipe. I would say that it would be more concentrated if you used less water. Saying that, this batch was flavorful.

I used my solid left overs for a breakfast topping (Porridge and cereal). Flour sounds like a great idea Annette, I will need to try that next time!
Cat says ...
You can "milk" the ground almonds more than once. Add cold water to the drained almond meal, let it soak for 30 mins and then whizz it again in the processor. You get more almond milk. It does get weaker as you repeat but if you are using it for something like smoothies its great. Dry the left over almond meal in a dehydrator and it can be used in baking
Mad Millie says ...
Yes Cat, you sure can. The blended almond are still full of flavour!
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