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How to Make Your Own Almond Milk Creamer for Your Tea

Tea on its own is great. But tea with a splash of almond milk is magical. Almond milk you buy from the store doesn't cut it. Try making your own almond milk creamer! Trust me. 

Making your own almond milk is not as intimidating as it sounds. The problem I have with store bought almond milk is they are filled with preservatives and weird fillers. Look:

My rule of thumb is if the ingredient list includes ingredients I can't pronounce, I don't purchase it. Instead of buying one time use barely recyclable cartons, make your own almond milk at home.

Ingredients: 

  1. Almonds
  2. Water
  3. Optional- sugar, dates, or salt

Tools needed:

  1. Tupperware
  2. High speed blender
  3. Mesh strainer, nut bag, or paper towels

The first step is to soak your almonds overnight. Before you go the bed, take out your tupperware and almonds. The amount of almonds you want to soak is 1/3 the ratio of the amount of almond milk you want. For instance, if you want 3 cups of almond milk, soak 1 cup of almonds. If you want 9 cups of almond milk, soak 3 cups of almonds. This yields a creamier almond milk which is perfect in tea. Fill the tupperware with water until all the almonds are submerged. You don't need to measure out this water.

It is the next morning and you are ready to have a kick-ass day. Take your plump almonds out of the refrigerator and drain them over a strainer. Plop your plump almonds into a high speed blender and add 3 cups of filtered water. Now is the time you can experiment. If you want sweeter milk, add some sugar now. If you are on the keto diet, add some dates. Also add a pinch of salt if you are feeling fancy. 

Now hit that button and watch the magic happen. Blend for 30 seconds or until you feel all those plump nuts have become blended nuts in your concoction. The next step is to separate the nuts from the "milk".

My favorite method is using a fine mesh strainer like the one below. Others like to use a nut bag. If you have neither, you can use paper towels.

Put your mesh strainer over a bowl or pitcher and pour your unfiltered milk through. If you are using the nut bag, pour the unfiltered milk into the nut bag over a bowl. Squeeze the nut bag to make sure you get every last drop. The reason I like to use the mesh strainer is because it doesn't require any squeezing. The almond pulp can be used to make cookies!

There you have it! Simple yet absolutely delicious. Once you try this, you won't go back to your store bought almond milk filled with preservatives and fillers again! Add a dash of this to your hot tea, maybe a sugar cube, sit back and enjoy. Happy sipping!