Almond milk has a nutty flavor and creamy texture that’s similar to regular milk, which is why it’s become a popular choice for vegans, people who are dairy intolerant and those who just want to cut down on their dairy intake. Once you see how easy it is to make, you may never drink store-bought again!
Almond milk is made by blending almonds with water and then pressing the mixture to remove the pulp. The 1.25-gallon Tabletop Fruit Press is a great tool for pressing the liquid from the almond pulp.
To start the process raw almonds need to be soaked overnight. The longer you soak the almonds, the creamier the milk will be! Soaking also allows the nuts to release nutrients and help with digestion.
A great way to use homemade almond milk is to make a warm and foamy fall inspired drink, like a pumpkin spice latte! Isn’t it just the perfect beverage for this time of the year? It’s made with simple ingredients, perfectly spiced and tastes like a piece of pumpkin pie. This simple beverage will get you through the long cold months! See the recipe below.
Posted: November 29, 2018
This Pumpkin Spice Latte is made with freshly pressed almond milk! It’s easy to make, dairy-free and delicious!
- 1 c. raw almonds, soaked in a water overnight
- 3 c. water
- pinch of sea salt
Pumpkin Spice Latte
- 1-1/2 c. homemade almond milk
- 1 tbsp. pumpkin puree
- 2-3 tbsp. agave syrup
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- pinch of ginger
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 1 c. hot brewed black coffee
- cinnamon to sprinkle
Place almonds in a bowl, cover with water and soak overnight. You can also soak almonds in very hot water for 1-2 hours. Rinse and drain well.
Put drained almonds in blender along with filtered water and sea salt. Blend on high speed for about one minute.
Place a mesh bag into the basket of your Tabletop Fruit Press.
Pour the almond mixture in.
Fold the top of the filled bag over and place the pressing plate on top. Turn the handle to apply pressure to the almond pulp, watching that the pressing plate doesn't tilt. Gradually apply pressure until the flow of milk stops. Save 1-1/2 c. for the pumpkin spice latte and refrigerate the rest.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
In a small saucepan, whisk together almond milk, pumpkin puree, agave syrup, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla extract. Heat the mixture for about 5 minutes until hot, stirring often.
When the mixture is steaming hot, remove it from the heat. Whisk until frothy using a small whisk. You can also use a blender for an extra froth!
Pour the hot coffee between 2 mugs and then pour over the frothed pumpkin milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Pleasant Hill Grain products I used for this recipe...