Intro: "Almond Joy" Almond Milk
Here is a recipe for almond joy milk.
Homemade almond milk is so much creamier than the store bought stuff.
This is my recipe to make a chocolatey coconut flavor, but feel free to alter to your own taste preferences.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 can coconut water
1 cup soaked almonds
2 dried dates (optional) (they add sweetness)
1.25 cups water
1 T sweetened coco powder
( I have made with and without dates, both ways are delicious)
Step 2: Soak Almonds
take the almonds and cover with water
allow to soak overnight until the almonds have swollen
Step 3: Blend the Almonds
Add the soaked almonds and dates into the blender.
Pour in coconut water.
Blend a few minutes until water becomes milky and almond is pulp like
Step 4: Strain
Next strain out the almond pulp.
To do this i took a mesh bag ( there are nut milk specific ones, but i just used a plain mesh bag with elastic) and place this in a pitcher.
Pour the mixture in the bender into bag.
Squeeze the bag to remove excess liquid.
Step 5: Repeat the Process With Pulp and Water
Now take the pulp in the bag and dump that back in the blender.
Add the 1.5 cups of water.
Blend again as with coconut water and strain the same way.
The remaining pulp can be used for another purpose (any recipe requiring almond meal/pulp).
Step 6: Add Chocolate and Enjoy
Rinse the blender, then add the strained milk to the blender.
Add in 1 Tbs cocoa powder and blend till combined.
Your milk is now ready.
I usually pour this into mason jars for easy transportation. If the milk seperates (which will happen), just shake it back together. make sure to store in the fridge.