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Altamonte Springs Dairy Free Diet

Easy Recipe for Almond Milk a Substitute for Cow Milk


Almond Milk

  • 1 cup almonds or almond meal (ground almonds) in 1 quart of water
  • 1 Tbs. of cold-pressed oil or melted ghee (clarified butter) is optional.
  • Blanch almonds (pour boiling water over nuts).  After one minute, remove almonds form water and cool. 
  • Once cool, slip skins off with fingers.  Blend blanched, skinned almonds, oil or ghee, and 1 cup of water you used to blanch the almonds in a blender until smooth (about 3 min).  Gradually add the rest of the water.  Strain if desired.

 Almond-Coconut milk

  • Follow directions for almond milk using part almonds and part raw or flaked (unsweetened) coconut. 

Almond-Other nut milk

  • Follow directions for almond milk using equal parts almonds and another nut(s) (like cashews, Brazil nuts, pecans, walnuts or use a nut mixture). 

Other great cow milk substitutes include:  goat, soy, rice, and oat milk.  While nut milk may sound “nutty” if you are unfamiliar with it, this milk is quite tasty and easy to prepare.  In addition to its uses in cooking, nut milk can be pure over cereal or enjoyed as a beverage.

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