Elevate the look and taste of your milk by adding herbs like lavender. Here’s a recipe for fresh almond milk that’ll have you sticking your pinky out.
I recently started adding some dried lavender to my homemade almond milk and I really like it! Besides the yummy flavour, lavender is a well known calming flower that has been used for anxiety, insomnia, depression, and tummy troubles. If you’re an anxo-type like me, lavender may be the perfect addition to your homemade milk. I use this lavender milk on my granola, or when I have hot milk before bed to help send me off to sleep.
This milk has a beautiful, but subtle lavender flavour and definitely makes my milk seem fancier.
I used dried lavender which you can find at your local health food store in the tea section. You could also dry your own by tying up a bunch of lavender and hanging it upside down for a week or so until it dries completely. These look really beautiful around the house too, and will make everything smell amazing! Any extra dried lavender could be used for a lovely lavender bath, tea, scones, or even in your homemade skin products like facial scrubs. So it’s definitely worth having some dried lavender in your pantry.
What other things do you add to your nut milks? I sometimes add lucuma, cacao, or maca.
- 1.5 L filtered water
- 1.5 tsp dried lavender
- 2 dates
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch sea salt
- 1.5 cups soaked almonds
- Soak your almonds over night in filtered water.
- Place soaked almonds and the rest of the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 45 seconds.
- Pour the contents of the blender into a large bowl through a nut milk bag.
- Squeeze milk out of nut milk bag until there is no milk left.
- Transfer to sterilized glass bottle and keep in fridge for 4 days.