Why an almond milk recipe on a gluten free site? Does cow's milk contain gluten? No, it doesn't. However, when you start a gluten free diet you may also find that you are lactose intolerant. and need to steer clear of cow's milk.
Many people are able to reintroduce cow's milk products back into their diet once their intestines are on the mend, but in the meantime and for those that can't tolerate it, there are alternatives.
Where I live, in the UK, it is easy enough to find rice or soy milk in the local supermarkets, but almond milk is a little more difficult to get hold off. When you can find it, the price is high, so I like to make my own.
Simple to make this almond milk recipe is also ideal if you need to follow a GFCF (gluten free casein free) diet to help with ADHD or autism.
It can be used in any situation where you would normally use cow's milk - in your hot drinks, in recipes or even as a refreshing drink, especially if you add some fresh fruit.
Place the almonds in a dish and cover with boiling water. Once the water has cooled enough to handle the nuts, rub the skins off and discard. Place the almonds into a blender or liquidizer
Add the honey and water and put the lid on the blender. Whizz together for about 3-4 minutes.
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Take a large bowl or jug and a fine sieve. Pour the liquid from the blender, through the sieve into the bowl. Any solids will stay in the sieve allowing the smooth milk through the mesh. If you have one, squeezing it through a Nut Milk Bag will give a smoother milk.
Discard the solids and pour the milk into jug. Cover and keep in the refrigerator.
This almond milk recipe can also be made into wonderful milk shakes. Take 1 or 2 frozen bananas and another fruit of your choice and add to 1 cup of milk in the blender. Whizz it together and enjoy.
The variation in the photo below used a whole pawpaw (or papaya) to give the most delicious drink I have ever tasted! Why not try raspberries or other berries in your almond milk?