Recipe: Almond Milk

For people who simply want to try something different.


1 bowl of water
1 cup (236 mL) almonds
3 cups (708 mL) pure water, such as rosewater, orange blossom water, spring water, distilled water, or iodized water
3 dates


1.Put the almonds into a bowl of water. Make sure they are covered completely underneath at least one (1) inch (2²7/50 cm) of water. This is called sprouting or steeping. Leave them in the refrigerator overnight, and then drain the water.
2.Put the almonds from the previous step into a blender and add 3 cups (708 mL) of pure water. The mixture will start clear and quickly change color. Stop blending after a few minutes when there is no visible change in color or consistency anymore. Wash and dry your hands, and strain this mixture over a pitcher. You can either strain it through a fine sieve by squeezing the milk from the moist mixture through the sieve with a wooden spoon, or simply place mesh sometimes called a sprout or nut-milk bag that is usually made of nylon on top of the pitcher in order to squeeze the mixture through the mesh by hand. You may either discard the pulp or use it for other recipes, such as mixing it into almond agar jelly. Wash and dry your hands, and then pour the almond milk back into the blender. Add the dates and blend until there is no visible change in color or consistency anymore.
3.Pour into a drinking cup and enjoy!