October 3, 2014

How To Make Your Own Milk At Home


I made that cup of almond milk! Oh yes, I did! :)
I never imagined making my own milk at home, like seriously? Be honest, have you ever thought about that? I used to think I can only find them at the stores because it'll be next to impossible for me to take care of milk-producing mammals. Well,  well, well, I was wrong! The idea of using nuts never occurred to me. And this gets a little bit more exciting, because for the first time in forever, I am going to share how you can prepare milk right at your own home!

I just got to introduce you first with the product I found at Amazon.com, the Bigger and Better Nut Milk Bag!
Ellie's Best - Bigger and Better Nut Milk Bag
Before using your nut milk bag for the first time, make sure to follow the link to your FREE e-book on the package label and watch the video for directions on how to get the most out of your bag. At first, I totally have no idea on how to start. It really helps a lot when you read the packaging first. :)
Nut Milk Bag Recipes E-Book

After you have downloaded the e-book, you'll be ready to learn how to make yummy and easy to prepare recipes. I found a lot of interesting things to do with my nut milk bag after reading the e-book, including a cold brew coffee! 

Here's a starter recipe for 4 cups of milk. I only have 1/4 cups of almond left so I divided the recipe by 4. I also don't have dates so I substituted sugar.

Basic Almond Milk Recipe
1. Soak 1 cup raw almonds in 3 cups of purified water overnight
2. Drain and rinse
3. In a blender add:
      Soaked almonds
      2-4 dates (or other sweetener)
      1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
      1/4  tsp salt 
      4 1/2 cups purified water

Time to start the blender!
4. Blend on high speed until the mixture is finely blended, about 1 minute.
5. Position the bag over a large bowl or pitcher and pour in the nut milk puree. 
Separate the pulp using the nut milk bag.
6. Twist and squeeze the bag gently, allowing the filtered milk to collect until the pulp is dry.
You got to squeeze it too!
7. Refrigerate immediately and serve well chilled.
Now that's what you call fresh milk!
Look at how fresh it looks! You are getting excited in making your own milk, are you? I got to say, it's actually delicious! It's has a nutty taste (of course) that similar to coconut milk but it smelled better because of the vanilla. I never knew I could make them. I'd probably do it often. And maybe I'll use that kind of milk when baking!

FYI, besides using the nut milk bag to make your homemade milk, you can also use it as: 
  • Blender Juicer
  • Yogurt Strainer
  • Cold Brew Coffee Maker
  • Indispensable for Cheese Makers
  • Perfect Kefir Making Tools
  • Sprouting Bag
I never knew one bag could do so much! Not just that, it is easy to clean and it dries really fast! I hope they also make a strainer out of that material. I'll get a dozen! ;)

DISCLOSURE
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33 comments :

  1. I actually want to experience making my own milk, haha! I think it is interesting to do.

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    1. It is indeed interesting and surprising too! ;)

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  2. I have 5 kids and we go through alot of milk! I so need to try this. Thank u!

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  3. Looks like a great idea. Might think about looking for something similar in the uk to try it. Might help N want to drink milk again (he's lactose free but won't drink alternatives at home)

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  4. I just got one as well and am enjoying it! I used mine the other day to make ricotta cheese and it worked wonderfully!

    Lavende & Lemonade

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    1. Awhile ago my mom made coffee and didn't notice the filter was folded so some coffee grounds went with our brewed coffee. I immediately thought about filtering it with this nut milk bag. It worked of course. :) Start to realize more of its uses. :D

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  5. Wow! I never thought about this before! I love almonds and like almond milk!! I may have to give this a try!!!

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  6. Seems to be pretty easy if you follow the directions. I am curious to know what the cost difference it when making your own or purchasing it from the grocery store. If it is more economical, and obviously healthier, I am in!

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    1. Hi Karen, it is easy. it only takes awhile because you need to soak the nuts. I think buying from the grocery store will save you a few bucks (those almond nuts doesn't come cheap). The thing I love about this is I know what ingredients I used. :)

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  7. I never thought of making my own milk. After looking at your post and giving it some thought, it actually doesn't look that hard to do. I might try it.

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    1. It's not, try it! And it tastes good too, my husband liked it. :)

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  8. I also use my nut milk bag to make almond milk, horchata (rice milk drink), random straining of different concoctions and oat milk which is so yummy plus more cost effective compared to what almonds cost. I notice in the photo that your almonds look white. Did you take the skin off of them?

    I got a little impatient and would squeeze the bag trying to make it go through quicker but DON'T DO THAT.. it will only exit liquid through the seams not the mesh and you end up with material in the cup that should've stayed in the bag. I've gone through quite a few bags and my favorite by far is the hemp nut milk bag. This is a wonderful bag too. They all get the job done.

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  9. Thanks for the info. I was using soy mil, but it was linked to breast cancer, so I quit.

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  10. This is an awesome product indeed. I so want to get one of these. Milk made from nuts taste so good. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Awesome!!! mouth watering and looks very delicious never thought you can make milk in just few minutes.

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  12. Awesome!!! mouth watering and looks very delicious never thought you can make milk in just few minutes.

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  13. I would finely use this for juice or sprouts! My daughter is allergic to nuts so she drinks rice milk, but my wife loves almond milk!

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  14. That looks fun to do. Will have to give this a try sometime.

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  15. I like this product. I will make my coconut milk making so much easier.

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  16. Wow! Never thought to make milk at home. Pretty interesting!

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  17. I definitely would love to try this sometime!

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  18. I should try this and see if I like almond milk again. This looks so easy to make and I can't wait to try it.

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  19. Looks like a good project for the kiddies.

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  20. This is something that I am going to have to try. It definitely could save me some money. My boys go through a lot of milk.

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  21. I love this. My wife would enjoy making almond milk, though the kids drink rice milk. :)

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  22. I've never made milk at home. I didn't know I could, very cool.

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  23. I've pondered making my own almond milk before, but honestly never realized how easy it was. I just may have to try it now!

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  24. Oh boy, I'm sure that would taste good, but my husband is finicky he wouldn't drink that to save his soul. He's not one for trying new things like that. Thanks for sharing though.

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  25. If only I was able too--my friends love almond milk. Maybe if Baby Mash isn't allergic it will be a cow-alternative.

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  26. I never heard of this. Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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  27. I think I read about someone having a cool bag to make the almond milk in it...on some site not long ago. I've finally at least tasted almond milk. Is making it at home a lot tastier?

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  28. Wow! Making your own milk sounds great and super healthy! It's almost $5 a gallon here.

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