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A friend of mine recently went of gluten and most milk products. And when I saw her eyes sparkle and face light up when she talked about how good she felt I decided to give at least the almond milk a go. I had tried the gluten thing in the past and it made no difference what so ever, but almond milk sounded delicious.
Like all good housewives of today I ‘googled’ almond milk and how to make it. So I soaked my ground almonds in water for two days and because the recipe told me I could flavor it I added some vanilla. After about 48 hours I blended the whole lot and then it was done.
Now I have to admit that I wasn’t impress, my porridge didn’t taste great, quite watery and the milk didn’t work in my tea at all. So after a few days of attempting almond milk I switched back to the mundane ones from cows.
However now I am stunned at why so many rave about almond milk, and I was even more perplex when I saw that a liter of almond milk costs €2.30. Maybe I didn’t do it right, maybe I got it wrong somehow. So puzzled and willing to give it a second chance I am asking can someone tell me how to do it better?
Carrie Rubin said:
I’ve never tried almond milk, and I’m impressed you actually attempted to make it. I doubt I’d take the time. Plus, my kids would make fun of me…
well it wasn’t hard but maybe I didn’t do it right. Hoping someone will give me a tip via blog
Maybe I’m a fuddy duddy, but I’m not even tempted to try it…I like milk!
no not a fuddy duddy you see I don’t really like milk only a drop in my tea and in porridge … so I thought maybe I’d prefer almondy goodness …and I think I did it wrong
How disappointing. People here (US) seem to love it and buy it in the markets. I have been tempted but you have to buy a half gallon which is way too much and too expensive just to try.
just make it yourself …a nd if someone can tell me what I am doing wrong I’ll let you know how to do it better
I always soak whole almonds, then make sure you strain it well! It will be more watery than cow’s or soy milk, and you will get an almond flavour-it depends what you’re using it for…
yes I figured maybe I should try whole almonds .. at least once
Seems like an interesting lifestyle change. What does it taste like in cereal?
well you see that is the thing … not much different than water so am convinced that I either did it wrong (very possible) OR I just don’t get the craze …. wonder if I should give it a second try!
I’ve never tried to make it myself but I buy almond milk instead of regular milk. I don’t think the taste is as strong as regular milk but I think it tastes better. I buy a half gallon and it is $3.00 so I don’t think you did it wrong. You didn’t like it much?
no I didn’t must give it another go … do think I dd something not quite right as it was very watery.
It is pretty watery. The consistency is similar to skim milk.
mmhh … so maybe not for my tea but I will try again
Good deal! I like it in my coffee