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Homemade Natural Almond Milk

Almond milk is a nutritious, low-calorie drink that has become famous all around the world.  It's great and suitable for those who cannot choose or refuse to drink fresh milk because of how it tastes. This almond milk is an age-old healthy secret to build up immunity in kids, improve eyesight, build stronger bones, remove constipation and provide adequate nutrition for picky eaters. It has a pleasant nutty flavor, and a creamy texture similar to regular milk.

 

Almond milk contains no cow’s milk or other animal products, making it a great option for people following a vegan diet and for those who are lactose intolerant unable to completely digest it, or probably allergic to any kind of milk. Usually, extra nutrients such as calcium, vitamin E, and vitamin D are added to it to boost its nutritional content. You can find almond milk in most supermarkets, usually in the health food section.

For your information, not all almond milk is the same. Homemade almond milk and certain brands might contain a much higher number of calories, depending on how many almonds were added to the mixture.  If you have ever been struggling with a family refusing to have milk, then this recipe is a must-try. This almond milk is so delicious, creamy, flavorful, and refreshing that anyone will just love it. However, it is also very easy to make at home. All you need is a blender, some water, and a few more ingredients as I'll be sharing a quick almond milk recipe below for you to try at home.

Ingredients

  • 20 to 25 almonds (soaked and blend as a paste)
  • 3 cups of hot water (for soaking)
  • 1 teaspoon clarified butter
  • 6 cashew nuts (roasted and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon raisins 
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon pistachios (for garnishing)
  • 3 cups of fresh milk

 

Method

  1. In a medium pot, add 3 cups of fresh milk.
  2. Stir well, and get the milk to a boil.
  3. Simmer and boil for 15 minutes or until the milk thickens.
  4. Now add in prepared almond paste and stir well.
  5. Boil for about 5 minutes or until the milk thickens and turns creamy
  6. Further, add 1/4 cup of sugar, stir and boil for 2 minutes.
  7. Then add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder, chopped roasted nuts, and mix well.

Finally, enjoy your homemade almond milk garnished with a few chopped pistachios and raisins. Generally, if you have never tried almond milk before you will probably think that it overwhelmingly tastes like almond.