Homemade Almond or Coconut Milk

coconut and almond milk ingredientsmake your own almond or coconut milk

Do you like almond or coconut milk?  Here’s an easy way to make your own at home with almond or coconut flour…  Back when I was much younger, mom would always have some powdered dry milk in the house.  If she ran out of regular milk when cooking, she could always mix up some of the dry milk for the recipe.  How about a vegan friendly alternative for today? Almond milk, coconut milk, and rice milk have become popular enough for most supermarkets to carry, but have you understood all the ingredients used in the commercial products? Do you always use up a quart or half gallon, before it expires? I wanted a more natural version where I could just mix up a little at a time if that’s all I needed.  I found an expensive super blender recipe for almond or cashew milks which starts with soaking the nuts, and using the power blender to pulverize them in water and then you’d strain out the grit from the mixture.   I actually tried this with a cheaper super blender but decided it just wasn’t working for me…. too time consuming, too much work…  A similar rice milk recipe was easier if I had spare cooked brown rice around, as it didn’t need the extra straining part, but almond and coconut milks tasted better with my morning cereal.  Then I stumbled upon the answer: use finely milled almond flour in place of whole almonds to make almond milk.  The photo above shows some coconut milk made the same way.  Sources for almond or coconut flour include vitacost.com  I’ve also ordered some unflavored rice and unflavored soy protein powders for some other non-dairy cooking options……

Almond or Coconut Milk Recipe

  • 32oz filtered water
  • 1/2 cup finely ground almond or coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar, light agave nectar or coconut palm sugar
  • teaspoon natural vanilla extract

Combine ingredients in blender, Blend on high for a minute and pour into container with tight fitting lid and refrigerate (contents will separate somewhat requiring shaking to blend back together when serving)

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