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I have been having nut milks for a while in my porridge, but I haven’t really ventured into using it in my tea and coffee.  Why?  Well the shop bought ones, just don’t taste right to me yet.  Perhaps that is just because I am not acclimatised to the taste yet.  Or maybe I am just not willing to let go of dairy just yet.  On saying that I have been served Almond milk in my coffee when visiting friends and I happily drink it.  This does then suggest that the unwillingness to change milk in my tea and coffee is a psychological block on my part.

Anyway it is time to change.  I am on a mission to clean up my eating and my lifestyle in general by enjoying more of the simple things.  With this in mind I decided that I need to work out how easy it was to make the Almond Milk myself.

I used the recipe from Fearne Cotton’s book:  COOK HAPPY COOK HEALTHY

This was my first attempt at making my own Almond Milk.  Fearne suggests soaking the almonds overnight, however I just soaked mine in boiling water for a couple of hours and it turned out just fine.  It was so easy and a complete success and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to make my own before.  This is a huge turning point for me.

Fearne Cottons version uses medjool dates which makes a slightly sweetened version.  This makes it only very slightly sweetened as she only uses a couple of date, so don’t be put off.

The only thing that I would do differently next time is to double strain mine through the muslin, as I do have a few grainy pieces of almond floating in my milk.  Tiny pieces and nothing that would choke you.  My muslin was a bit gappy so I am sure this was my straining and not a fault with the recipe.

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Good for Breakfast


Organic Porridge.  Made with home-made Almond milk, honey, cinnamon, ginger and organic nut butter.


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Good for Coffee


Latte, using home-made Almond Milk.

How to make unsweetened Almond milk

  • Soak 100g Almonds in water (overnight or cover in boiling water for a couple of hours).
  • Drain the Almonds discarding the water.
  • Pulp the almonds into a paste in a food processor.
  • Add 1 litre of fresh water.
  • Blitz.
  • Strain the mix through a muslin bag to remove bits.
  • Decant the Almond Milk into a container and refrigerate.

The milk will keep for 3-5 days.

What’s next?

I am now planning on making cashew milk and oat milk.  Watch this space…

Susan x