I’ve expressed my love for Apple products in the past, but I’ve felt differently over the past weekend…specifically towards my iPhone. Is it me or is updating software to iOS 6.1. a royal pain the glutes? First I got an error message that I didn’t have enough memory which prompted me to delete a huge amount of photos. Once it started downloading, I received this error message several times:
Although I had no luck (hence my state of distraught), I managed to update my Instagram app to view videos…all is well again ;)! While deleting photos I came across a number of almond milk images I took way back in February and have been meaning to blog about since.
Especially as “Almond milk in Mumbai” is a common search engine term that frequently lands people up on my blog, it’s probably about time I put those pictures to use. If you’re looking for almond milk in Mumbai, stop right now! I’ve done the groundwork, searched high & low. While tetra packets of almond milk are nowhere to be found, raw almonds, water, and vanilla extract freely are available…and I promise making a batch at home isn’t as time-consuming as it seems:
Raw Almond Milk
- ½ cup almonds
- 1-2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1) Soak almonds in water for at least 4 hours
2) Drain nuts & rinse
3) Add nuts & 1-2 cups of water to blender. Blend on low for 1 minutes. Stop & then blend on low for 1 more minute.
4) Set a strainer over a large bowl and line it with a cheesecloth. Pour blender mixture into cloth so that the milk can go through it and the strainer into the bowl.
5) Press the pulp with a spoon to squeeze out the last of the liquid.
6) Re-add the smooth milk to your blender with vanilla extract and do a quick whizz. For a bit of variation or a hint of sweetness, try adding in the cinnamon, cocoa powder or dates.
7) Store in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. As it doesn’t keep for too long due to the absence of preservatives, I prefer to make smaller batches at a time
- To avoid separation, give the milk a good shake prior to use.
- The leftover almond pulp may be tossed into baked goods or used as a skin/facial moisturiser.
And because it’s almost impossible to talk about milk without this playing in my head:
♫ ♫ My
milkshake almond milk brings all the boys to the yard, damn right it’s better than yours ♫ ♫
…I’m talking to you Blue Diamond!
Ever tried making almond milk, or any milk, at home?
What milk do you drink regularly?