Do you know the percentage of almonds contained in commercialised almond milks? It is usually around 2-3%!
You can find brands such as Pureharvest that has 10% of almonds but usually most of the almond milks only contain 2 or 3% of almonds. The main ingredient to make almond milk is water and then depending on the brands you can find agave syrup, sunflower oil, raw cane sugar, but also : mineral salts (tricalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate), emulsifier (lecithin), natural flavours, salt, vegetable gum (gellan) and so on!
I wanted to make my own almond milk to increase this percentage but also to taste a real almond milk without any additives or sweeteners. I found on an article that by doing your own almond milk the almond percentage is 18-20%.
Recipes I found on Internet usually have a ratio of 1 cup of almonds for 3 cups of water. I have decreased the water so that my almond milk is a bit more tasty ! You can also add sweetener such as honey or agave.
You can check my step by step recipe below.
Alternatively if you really like almond milk, look for almond milk that contains the highest percentage of almonds, filtered water and less additives as possible!
250g raw almonds
700ml filtered water
- Place the almonds in a large bowl with 1 litre of water. Cover them and leave them for 24 hours
- Drain the almonds
- Place the almonds and filtered water in a blender and mix for 2 minutes
- Once smooth, place the almond mixture in a nut bag above a large bowl and squeeze it with your hands to reveals the milk.
- Place the almond milk in a glass bottle and store it in a fridge for a couple of days.
Pureharvest almond milk: