I just made my first ever HOMEMADE NUT MILK!!! How exciting is that?! Maybe only to me because I always thought it was a difficult and tedious process, but holy cow, that was sooo easy!! I thought it could get pricey to make your own nut milks because let’s be real, nuts aren’t the cheapest thing, but luckily it doesn’t take a lot of nuts to make nut milk!! This recipe only calls for 1 cup of almonds and it yields 1.5 quarts of almond nut milk! I bought a huge bag from Costco thinking I’d need most of it, but I barely made a dent!
So why did I all of a sudden decide to make my own nut milk? Because Ellie’s Best reached out to us to see if we’d like to try “The Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag” and I was like hmmm okay!! I’ve always wanted to try making it on my own, but always left it in the back burner until this opportunity was presented to us! It was also such a great idea to make it today because we started the Clean Program this week and homemade nut milk is definitely compliant! The recipe calls for vanilla extract and I got it ok’d by a Clean Program representative that as long as the vanilla extract is alcohol free, I’m A OK!
I love that their bag is so versatile and can also be used for juicing fruits & veggies and making cold brew coffee! I’m not a coffee drinker (caffeine from coffee makes me go nuts, no pun intended!), but Eve and Vince are so I’ll definitely give it a go just because I’m a good sister and girlfriend. LOL just kidding. Just because it’s fun and I want to experiment! ;P
“The Bigger Better Nut Milk Bag” comes with a free e-book full of delicious recipes you can make with the nut milk bag! (If you’d like to get your own nut milk bag, you can use our coupon code YENSISTERS for a discount!) I kept this round simple as it was my first time and I wanted nothing but to make my very own white creamy almond milk! Without further ado, here is how it was done!
1 cup plain almonds
4.5 cups of filtered water
4 pitted dates
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Soak 1 cup of nuts in filtered water for 8-12 hours then drain and rinse.
Blend your soaked nuts on high 1-2 minutes with the filtered water, dates, vanilla extract, sea salt.
Place your BIGGER Better Nut Milk Bag into a large bowl and pour the contents of the blender into the bag. Twist and squeeze the bag to separate the pulp from the milk.
Bottle and Chill: Pour the finished product into a big mason jar and chill it in the fridge, best to be consumed in 3 days!
Check out our @yensisters Instagram story for the process here: