I made almond milk!
I’ve been meaning to make almond milk for years and even had a “nut milk” bag on my amazon wish list. Then I got Amy Chaplin’s books (so good!) and I *HAD* to do it. It’s so easy that I can’t believe I waited this long.
You soak a cup of almonds overnight (I put them in the fridge), rinse out the old water, then put the soaked almonds in a blender with 4 cups of water. Blend for a couple of minutes, then strain out the pulp. I had cheesecloth and I ordered some flour sack towels. They are super cheap on amazon and we can use them instead of paper towels. Fancy!
Anyway, strain the almond pulp to get as much milk out and don’t throw that away. Store almond milk in the fridge as usual. I did notice that DIY almond milk is more bright white than store-bought but I’m not sure why.
Store the pulp in the fridge also until you are ready to make no-bake cookies. I found this recipe and it’s so easy you could make these in your sleep. I didn’t use a food processor here and I did have to add some oat flour because the mixture was kinda wet. I am a bit lax about measuring ingredients so I’m sure it’s user error 😉