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We Tried Making Homemade Almond Milk, and Here’s What Happened

posted: 11/29/17
by: Kristine Boyd

If you have been hearing all the hype about making almond milk from scratch, you're not alone. Experts say that the almond milk you get from the store is extremely watered down and contains a lot of unnecessary additives. Food bloggers everywhere swear that once you try making your own, you will never go back. So, we decide to give it a shot.

The steps to make your own almond milk are simple and easy. All you have to do is soak the almonds over-night, peel, blend, and strain. The first step was easy; just mix almonds with water and leave it for 12 hours. The peeling of the almonds, however, was where we started to lose some faith. After 2 days of soaking, we were sure that they would practically be falling out of the shell. It was clear that we were wrong when we were still peeling 2 cups of almonds after 3 episodes of 90 Day Fianc? on TLCgo.

After peeling, blending and straining, we finally had our very own homemade almond milk. It was extremely thick and almost looked like cream. However, it tasted very similar to the almond milk you get from the store. The verdict is that it is worth it if you have the time and you like knowing exactly what goes in your body. Store bought almond milk does have added ingredients, and it was nice knowing that you are just consuming almonds and water. While the steps were very easy, the process of making it was slightly tedious. This is great if you want a creamy consistency, but if you are looking for flavor, it's very comparable to store-bought almond milk.

We will probably continue to purchase our almond milk out of convenience. However, we recommend giving this a try in your own kitchen. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments and on Twitter at TLCmeNow!