My good friend Casey Barber over at Good.Food.Stories. has put together an excellent guest post episode for you! 

Not everyone (myself included) has a fancy blender like a thermomixblendtec, or a vitamix. And I’ve been very intimidated by the thought of trying to make nut milks with a regular blender (not that I have one of those either… dang, I really need to soup my kitchen UP). And so Casey is making some tasty looking almond milk with a vitamix AND a regular ol’ blender to show us the difference and to prove to me once and for all that it’s possible.


  • 1 lb Almonds (soaked overnight)
  • 4 cups water
  • cheese cloth or flour sack towels (for straining)
  • Add the water and almonds in the blender
  • Blend
  • Strain the almond milk through a strainer and the flour sack towels- squeeze out the extra milk with the help of the flour sack towels
  • Voila! you have 1 quart of fresh almond milk. Feel free to water it down if you want to. Drink and use within 2 weeks.
Extra bonus:
  • The leftover almond meal… put it on an baking sheet. Bake it at 350 degrees for 60 minutes add some cinnamon and make some granola!

Casey Barber is a DIY-ing fool who loves a challenge. She is the editor of Good. Food. Stories., an online magazine that focuses on food from a storyteller’s perspective, as well as a freelance food writer and recipe developer who has written for ReadyMade, Gourmet Live, DRAFT, Time Out New York, iVillage, and other print/online publications. In other words. She is a lot of awesome.


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