|Just out of the blender, creamy and frothy. This would be a good start for cappuccinos.|
Its almost Mother's day, so therefore on the cooking channels there is things to make for your Mom on her special day (that she shares with Mother's all over the world). I saw an idea for granola and thought I needed to make it. It had almonds in it and afterwards I some left over. In the mean time Mr. Crumbs stated that we were out of almond milk. A light bulb went off in my head. Why not make my own almond milk?
I did a short bit of research and found out just how easy it was. Not to mention very affordable. When I say easy I mean SUPER easy, as in adding almonds to a blender with water and turning it on easy. Yes, it was that easy, but how would it taste? I added my two ingredients and gave them a whirl. Let's just say, I was impressed. The result was a creamy nutty liquid that tasted great. This almond milk had a lot more flavor than that purchased at the local grocer. We always purchase the unsweetened and occasionally the vanilla, but not too often. After the initial taste I decided to add a touch of vanilla. Both ways are delicious. Feel free to add sweetener to your recipe if you like, its not necessary, but to each his own.
In honor of Mother's day, I am raising a glass to my mom and thanking her for all that she has done for me. She has always stood beside me through thick and thin, sickness and health, ups and downs. So here is to her! #raisesglassandtakeagulp. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I love you.
1 c. raw almonds
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
3 c. water
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend for 2 1/2 minutes.