1.5 cups of almonds (soak them overnight first)
4 cups of water
1 date (pitted) - optional
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract -optional
All you do is combine the almonds, water and the date in a blender. Blend on high for roughly 30 seconds (if you're using a normal blender, you'll need about 60 seconds; I use a high tech one which whips it up in seconds -the vitamix). Pour the contents into a strainer and hold that over the jug you'll be using for the milk. This will capture the "almond meal" from the almonds so that you're left with smooth milk. Stir in the vanilla. Note that it lasts up to 3 days in the fridge or it'll go sour, since the almonds are a living food.
That's all there is to it. If you don't have a strainer, you could buy a nut bag which you can get almost anywhere, but I prefer the strainer. You don't necessarily have to use the date and vanilla, but it tastes really good if you do and it's all natural anyway. There's a hundred different ways you can make this. Here's a video link on how to make it, although this lady doesn't strain her milk but believe me, it's way better to do it. Click here.
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