I’m going to be sharing how I make my favorite plant based milk using my beloved Almond Cow!
If you’re like me and you don’t drink cow’s milk anymore, you’ve probably had some kind of dairy free alternative milk at some point. It may have been soy, almond, cashew, oat, coconut, the list goes on and on. What if I told you that some store-bought plant milks are hiding ingredients in them that can cause digestive distress and inflammation? One of these ingredients, carageenan, actually triggered the IBS I was diagnosed with a couple of years back. Thankfully most of these companies are cutting that one out, but there are still so many additives and preservatives added to many. When you purchase store-bought plant milk, you’re not actually getting as much of the “milk” itself as you would think. You’re paying (usually) around five dollars for mostly water with added emulsifiers and preservatives.
Now, PLEASE understand I’m not judging or bashing anyone who uses store-bought plant milk! In fact, I keep Planet Oat’s oat milk on hand in my fridge for when I need to bake something and I’m out of my homemade. I just find homemade plant milk MUCH easier on the stomach and the taste is superb!
My sweet husband got me the Almond Cow about six months ago and I am still in love! It is a bit on the pricey side, but when I price the milk batches I make compared to store bought cartons, The price isn’t so bad. Plus you know EXACTLY what is going in to your milk! It’s a win-win!
At the end of my blog post, I’ll have a link you can click on to purchase the Almond Cow for yourself, if wanted.
Now enough of my blabbing. Let’s get to making milk!
So for this recipe, I start out with about a cup of raw, organic almonds. I place my almonds in the collector cup, along with enough clean, filtered water to cover the top, and let them sit room temperature for about six to eight hours. The alternative would be to leave the soaking almonds in the fridge overnight.
CLICK HERE for the link to purchase the Almond Cow.
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