From Burt on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:05:54 from 220.127.116.11
Carolyn - you totally coulda called allie a cow. I woulda if I was in 5th grade still.
I've had almond milk, the store bought kind. I'd love your recipe.
From allie on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:20:17 from 18.104.22.168
burt - is that a poem? a song? did you write it? it's creepy.
as for the almond milk - it is SUPER simple to make, and tastes much better than the store bought versions...
soak 2 cups almonds in water over night - keep it refrigerated
the next morning: rinse almonds and add to blender with 6 cups water (do it in two batches)
strain the "milk" through a fine strainer or cheesecloth to catch all the pulp. press on the pulp with a spoon to extract as much milk as possible (or squeeze all milk out of the cheesecloth)
enjoy. keep refrigerated. only lasts about 2 - 3 days.
to sweeten/flavor: add about five pitted dates to the blender to sweeten and/or add vanilla bean. i find that the sweetness of the dates overpowers the delicious almond flavor, so i leave them out. you could also blend it with banana or blueberries or banana AND blueberries.
as for the leftover pulp - i pressed mine out onto a SILPAT and dried it in the oven and then ground it into almond flour. you could also use it in many different recipes - there are a ton out there that call for "almond pulp"
From Burt on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 14:06:46 from 22.214.171.124
Yes allie. It's definitely creepy. You may recall that poem from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It's what the tinker tells Charlie as he's standing outside Wonka's Chocolate Factory gates. It's also a line from an old slasher movie I watched. This old senile lady from a mental institution keeps repeating it over and over.
From RAD on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 14:12:43 from 126.96.36.199
I saw on some show the other day (folding laundry for 5 people make a marathon tv listening day) they used cashew milk (made the same way) as a creamer in a vegan soup. It looked absolutely delicious - which is a feat for me to think anything is good these days! I'm going to keep this almond milk recipe in my stash until I can stomach it...well, really anything! Thanks for sharing!
From Burt on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 14:33:00 from 188.8.131.52
From JulieC on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:34:11 from 184.108.40.206
Thanks Allie, will try the almond milk. Yay for the consistent 888888888!!
From Merri on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 22:28:30 from 220.127.116.11
who knew you could milk an almond?
From Burt on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 23:08:56 from 18.104.22.168
Merri - you can milk anything with nipples. At least that's what Greg Focker told me.