If you haven’t tried making almond milk with dates then grab your blender and nut milk bag and let’s get started!
Start out by soaking one cup of raw almonds in enough water to completely cover almonds. Soak over night or for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator.
In the morning drain and rinse the almonds. Discard the water. Place the soaked almonds in a high powered blender such as the Vitamix Blender. Add 4 cups of fresh water, 5 pitted Medjool dates, 1 tablespoon of Honey, and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract. I buy Medjool dates from Costco.
Blend just until you don’t hear the almonds knocking around anymore.
The reusable nut milk bag I am using is The Amazing Nut Milk Bag by Pure Joy Planet.
Pour the blended mixture into the nut milk bag.
Squeeze out all the almond milk in a bowl.
What you are left with is almond meal. Almond meal can be dehydrated and put back into the Vitamix Blender to be turned into almond flour and used for other recipes using almond flour.
You are going to love the flavors of this almond milk. It has the perfect amount of sweetness. The original recipe came from the book Rawlicious by Peter and Beryn Daniel. Instead of using a vanilla beans I used vanilla extract instead.
- 1 Cup Raw Almonds
- Water for Soaking the Almonds
- 3 or 4 Cups of Water
- 5 Pitted Medjool Dates
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Soak the raw almonds over night or for at least 6 hours in the refrigerator. Drain and rinse the soaked almonds. Discard the water.
Place the almonds in a Vitamix Blender along with 4 cups of water, pitted Medjool dates, honey and vanilla extract. Blend just until the almonds have stopped clanking the sides of the blender.
Pass the blended almond mixture through a nut milk bag and squeeze out all the almond milk. Serve and enjoy.
Almond milk can be stored in glass mason jars with lids or any glass airtight containers up to three or four days in the refrigerator.