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The Best Sourdough Glazed Donuts

I owe a big thanks to Jessie for her fabulous guest post. I know that many of you were intrigued, and I hope you pick up a copy of Nourishing Traditions and find out for yourself what it’s all about. I will post about many of the topics she touched on in the near future, so stay tuned for more information.

For now, a quick tutorial that I wish I would have known about years ago.

If you’ve been buying almond milk at the store, stop it right now. It is so easy to make on your own, and will save you lots of cash, too. My husband went through a phase of drinking almond milk a lot, but it kind of died out as he realized how much that little carton was costing us! Now, I can make my own whenever we want some or I need it for a recipe. We don’t drink it in place of cow’s milk, but I use it on hot cereal, or in smoothies.

It really is simple, here are the steps:

1. Soak 1 cup of almonds in some water (to cover) and a little bit of sea salt over night.

2. Drain and rinse the almonds well.

3. Place almonds into a blender with 4 cups of fresh water.

4. Turn blender on high for about one minute, until it’s creamy and frothy.

5. Place a piece of cheesecloth (nut milk bag, muslin, etc.) over a bowl and pour the almond mixture into it.

6. Milk the pulp — squeeze every last drop that you can out of the cheesecloth (this will be messy, but very satisfying).

7. Store the almond milk in a glass quart jar in the fridge for up to two days. The pulp can be used in other recipes, like this one. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s on my list!

Optional: add vanilla, dates, honey, etc. to the milk while it’s blending, if you want it to have a sweet flavor. I leave mine plain to cook/bake with.

See? Easy. The next time you pick up that carton of almond milk in your grocery store, remember how simple it is to make it yourself. You can customize it to your taste, and know that there aren’t any extra additives.

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  1. AKutarna says:

    Ok maybe this sounds silly, but how much milk does 1 cup of almonds make? I am going dairy free next month and I love almond milk so I will definitely be making this. Love this blog by the way! Also I picked up Nourishing Traditions and I am in love.

  2. Unknown says:

    Yay!! I ONLY use almond milk in my shakes and Steele uses it in his cereal. Can't wait to try this because you're right…it's so so expensive!!

  3. kelsey says:

    Alex– it will make one quart (mason) jar full!

  4. AKutarna says:

    Awesome thanks! So worth it then.

  5. this is so awesome!! thanks so much for this! i'm loving the blog by the way. i'm one of those ones that really really really wants to change but it's going to take a lot of time. i'm loving all the information to get me motivated though. thanks!

  6. AKutarna says:

    Ok I made some today. You're right it was easy and good! Do you know if there is anything I can do with the left over almond stuff (pulp?) seems like kind of a waste to just throw it out.

  7. kelsey says:

    Alex– There is a lot you can do with it! Mostly vegan/raw recipes, but I have found a couple of others too. I linked one in this post, but here is another I want to try:


    Also, there is an entire website called almondpulp.com, but they pretty much only use agave in their recipes for sweeteners, so I would switch that out for something else. They are mostly raw recipes.

    This one looks promising, and I want to try the steel cut oats with almond pulp—genius!


    As I try more of the recipes, I will post about which ones I like and which ones to stay away from! But I love the idea of using it in cookies, cooked cereal, and casseroles like that last link. Let me know for sure if you have any success!

  8. AKutarna says:

    Ok sorry I totally missed that link in your post lol! I will try those for sure. Thanks!

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

I have lots of recipes and resources, but now it's just about me being real, walking through the messy and beautiful parts of life.


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