My sister has a passion for creating healthy foods for her child. I love hearing what she has come up with and it usually something I have never thought of before. Here is how she makes almond milk, a great non-dairy alternative. She said the milk is very easy to make and that you just need to remember to soak the almonds for long enough. She has been using a fine-mesh sieve but has just ordered a nut bag online for future batches. She uses a Vitamix as her blender and says it really blends the almonds and water well.
1 cup almonds, preferably raw
Place the almonds in a bowl and cover with filtered water. Allow to soak 8-10 hours or overnight.
Drain the water. Rinse the almonds with fresh water.
Place the almonds in a strong blender with 3 cups fresh filtered water. Blend until smooth.
Pour through a fine mesh sieve, a cheesecloth or a nut bag.
You can drink the milk plain or use it to make hot chocolate.