Steps on how to make almond milk using the DIY Nut Milk & Sprouting Kit (order here). Find my expanding selection of recipes to use this kit for here.
Pour the almonds into the jar and return the mesh screen and band to the jar to seal. Fill the jar with tap water and then drain to rinse the almonds. Repeat at least 2 more times. Finally fill the jar to the 3 cups (24 ounces) line with tap water and let it sit for 12-18 hours. You are soaking the seeds to sprout them, and activate their enzymes. Drain the water from the almonds, and then fill to the line just above the 3 cups/24 ounces line on the jar with filtered drinking water. Add a pinch of salt, and if you want to feel fancy, add a dash (1/4 of teaspoon) of vanilla extract.
If you have not tried this before, make sure to test the sealing by flipping your jar over (so that the jar is upside down) over the sink and check for drips. If your jar full of almonds and water doesn’t leak, then it should work fine on your blender.
Get a large bowl (preferably with a pour lip) or a large measuring cup with at least 4 cups capacity. Pour the blended mixture into the cotton bag provided with the kit over this bowl where it collects the milk. Once everything is poured in, pull the drawstring and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the bag. This is the fun part!
Pour the milk back into the rinsed jar and seal with a true lid (or store the milk in another container). Everything does need to stay sealed. Milk should be used right away, but could live long and happy in your fridge for up to three days.
If you got a chalkboard top with your kit, then this is where you can write out the contents, the date… whichever. Since you’ll be making nutmilk lots now, and who knows if you’ve made hazelnut, cashew, almond, or oat milk… you might want to write that out.
Keep the leftover almond meal/pulp for future recipes. Store in the freezer and use whenever you can. That’s good stuff! Add it to your flour when baking, or to your oatmeal in the morning. I sometimes make raw pie crusts with almond meal and pureed dates, or use almond meal in place of rice in making spring rolls. It’s filling, mild, and super nutritious!
*If you don’t have a blender that fits the jar, then go ahead and pour the water & whole almond mixture directly into your blender, and keep going.
Expand your repertoire: with this kit, you can also make hazelnut milk, cashew milk, and oat milk.
Other neat little delicious things to add to your almond milk before blending:
- Sweeteners: 1 date, 1/2 teaspoon agave, or 1 teaspoon honey
- Flavors: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, dash of cinnamon, or nutmeg, or 1 tablespoon of cacao for chocolate milk
- Recipes using this kit can be found here