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pinspiration – numero treinta y cinco

almond milk is quite pricey.  so when i saw this pin i decided to try it to see if i could save money.

plus, she promises that it is easy.
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source: www.jenthousandwords.com via tricia on pinterest

start by soaking some almonds in the fridge for a few days.
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got this date thing from my mom.  it’s helpful but it doesn’t stick very well.
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this is what the soaked almonds look like two days later.  gross!!!
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after rinsing the almonds, place them in the blender along with some water.
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and blend for five minutes straight.  FIVE minutes!!!  it doesn’t seem that long but because the motor is so loud it seems like FOR. EV. ER!!  *side note: a friend brought to my attention that the sandlot is 20 years old this year!!!!!
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place some cheesecloth in a sieve and pour in the blended almond mixture.  it starts draining as a steady stream but once it starts to drip then it’s time to squeeze the bejezzes out of it.
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after a few rounds of pouring, draining, and squeezing, you’re left with this almond meal.
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you can even see the cheesecloth imprint there!
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here is some freshly made almond milk!!
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it didn’t taste very good right off the bat. paul added some lots of sugar and it finally started to taste okay. so i haven’t made it again. yet. but i might just to try it one more time. it might be better. it might not be better. we’ll see. in any case i won’t be making it enough for it to be worth making versus buying. maybe you can try it and you’ll have better results. let me know. please.!

edited with instagram and photogrid

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