I love coffee! In the summer, usually mid day or after dinner, I like a refreshing glass of iced coffee. I have discovered a very inexpensive way to make a delicious blend. I’m a frequent Aldi shopper. You can find me there at least a couple times a week.
Here’s what I get for my drink.
You can buy this delicious duo for just a bit more then the price of one large iced coffee from a coffee shop! Stok Cold Brew Coffee, it’s in the refrigerator section, and this vanilla almond milk coffee creamer. I fill my glass with ice and then almost to the top with coffee then I top it off with a splash of the creamer. The creamer is sweet so you have to adjust to your liking. An inexpensive, tasty treat! Enjoy
1. Start by soaking whole unbleached almonds in water overnight.
2. Drain water off of almonds and give them a good rinse.
3. Blend 3 cups of water with one cup of almonds. You could do this on larger quantities if you have a big blender.
4. Pour liquid into a large jar using the nut milk bag to catch the pulp.
5. Slowly pull out the bag and give a good firm squeeze to release the milk from the pulp.
6. Pour almond milk into clean jars and store in the refrigerator.
You can add different things to your milk to flavor it. Honey, Maple Syrup, Vanilla…I choose to keep my plain, unsweetened because I add honey to my smoothies.
Homemade almond milk has a tendency to separate, always give it a good shake before serving.
Now for the pulp. Don’t throw it away! There is good nutrients in the pulp. You can throw it in your baking recipes. You can refrigerate it or freeze it. You can also dehydrate it in the oven by spreading it out in a thin layer on a cookie sheet and put in the oven on the lowest setting for a couple of hours until you get a dry consistency. You can then have the option of grinding it into a finer power and you will have almond flour.