Strawberry, chocolate & vanilla almond milk + almond milk pulp (vegan)

Strawberry, chocolate & vanilla almond milk + almond milk pulp (vegan)

Never have I ever made homemade strawberry or chocolate milk (not including the syrup kind). I’ll take a swig of all 3 of these delicious homemade almond milks for that statement. Please try this at home!

I’ve been making homemade nut milks and nut butters for a while, but just recently when I saw some strawberries that got hidden by a mountain of early summer stone fruit I wanted to use them up before I got bad. Almond milk is pretty ubiquitous these days, but strawberry? Not so much. Flavoredalmondmilk

It’s like the milk at the bottom of your mountain of cereal. And the chocolate? When I got treated to cocoa puffs (only with my Dad on vacation down the shore), the chocolatey milk at the end of the bowl? Hell yes. Flavoredalmondmilk-2

And this summer I’ll be spending a lot of time with family. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m getting married over July 4th weekend. We really wanted a garden/backyard style wedding with relaxed, but delicious, farm to table food, fun dancing and a bonfire, which it looks like we’re going to have. We found a great rustic community arts building with a garden and a cottage for us to spend the night in our favorite Philly neighborhood. I think we have most of the big deal stuff done. And I decided to not weigh myself down with details like table settings and name cards or dress requirements for my bridesmaids. Doesn’t quite fit our theme of a backyard/garden wedding. Or who we are as a couple, really. We met in a park and had our first 3 dates in different parks, too. So it made sense that the wedding had an outdoor theme. But I digress! Flavoredalmondmilk-3

But when I think of visiting Philly and staying with my mom a few weeks before the weekend (We have 2 weddings the 2 weekends before our own, one where I am a bridesmaid and one is of my future brother-in-law in Sweden. Talk about cramming it all in!) I always think of comfort food and love waking up in the a.m. and heading downstairs to a breakfast on the couch in front of the TV. Something I never do at my own home. And this milk takes me back to those summer mornings watching music videos on MTV in my comfy summer clothes with a bowl of cereal, despite it always being Raisin Bran. Flavoredalmondmilk-4

So for the little kid in you, take a day this summer to do something you relished in as a kid on your vacation. Flavoredalmondmilk-5

Homemade flavored almond milk

  • Servings: 3 cups
  • Time: 10mins
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Depending on how many batches or flavors you want to try, each cup of almond needs about 3 c. water. I am able to do 2 batches at once in my Vitamix.

1 c. raw almonds, soaked overnight*
3 c. water

Soak oats in a bowl of water overnight for 8-10 hours. This helps with digestion and creates a smoother, creamier almond milk.
Rinse almonds and blend with water in a high speed blender until creamy. Using a nut milk bag or cheese cloth, strain milk into a large bowl, carefully squeezing out all of the liquid into the bowl.

Yields 3 c. almond milk.

Strawberry milk
3 c. almond milk
1 c. strawberries
3 soft pitted Medjool dates
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Chocolate milk
3 c. almond milk
1/3 c. cacao powder
3 soft pitted Medjool dates
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Vanilla milk
3 c. almond milk
2-3 soft pitted Medjool dates
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean powder

Pick whichever version you want above and blend ingredients until smooth. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days in a closed bottle or jar. Shake before drinking!

Almond pulp: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place almond pulp on the prepared baking sheet and bake at 250˚F for 35-40 minutes, shaking pan and flipping pulp once halfway through baking. 

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Stay tuned for an almond pulp cookie recipe!

7 Comments

  1. Wow, I’m drooling! Channeling my inner child and definitely going to make this today. Thanks for the recipe (:

    1. Author

      You will become addicted! It’s so easy and I love that you know exactly what is going into it and it reduces waste, too!


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