Almond milk lattes, smoothies and other delicacies have been all the rage in recent times. Social media is often flooded with picture-perfect vegan drinks and foods, made using almond or some alternative nut milk. Nut milk makes for a perfect dairy alternative for anyone with lactose intolerance or with a preference for a plant-based diet.
But making almond milk at home can often be time-consuming, as the nuts need to be pre-soaked, grounded and strained to make a smooth mixture. But before we get into how you could make easy and delicious almond milk in no time, let’s clear up some basics.
What is Nut milk?
Nut milk is a non-dairy milk alternative, made using nuts soaked in water and blended into a creamy beverage that can be used instead of milk. This dairy alternative is an excellent source of fibre and amino acids, while also being environmentally friendly.
What is Almond milk?
Almond milk is a nut milk that is made using almonds and water. It acts as an alternative to milk and has a sweet, nutty flavour and a creamy texture that imitates regular dairy milk. Almond milk can be found in stores, but can just as easily be made in your kitchen and often requires the use of whole almonds.
The recipe below gives the perfect creamy, rich and thick consistency along with being nutritious, as the Native Tongue almond butter uses whole almonds to make the spread, making it a must-have in your pantry.
Homemade Almond Milk:
- 2 tbsp Native Tongue Gurbandi Almond Butter
- 200 ml water
- Jaggery, maple syrup or any sweetener of choice(optional)
Begin by adding the almond butter, sweetener of your choice and 1/4th cup of water to a glass. Using a handheld frother/whisk, blend till well incorporated. Top it with the remaining quantity of water and blend it again till frothy. The same process can be done in a blender too. Your nut milk is ready. Store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
You could use this nut milk to make lactose-free coffee or to soak your cereals, or blend it with a fruit of your choice for a delicious dairy-free smoothie.
*The proportions can be adjusted to make a larger quantity of almond milk.