The Best Ever Homemade Chocolate Milk! 3 cups milk 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 tablespoons powder sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla Instructions Pour milk into blender. Add in cocoa, powder sugar, and vanilla. Blend all ingredients until fully incorporated, about 30 seconds. Serve and enjoy! This will last about one week covered in the fridge. (Or the life of the milk)
Homemade Almond Milk with dates, cinnamon and vanilla
I've been making almond milk on and off for the past few years. It always seemed like a bit of a hassle. But my new blender makes it go quickly and I finally bought a nut milk bag (amazing! and cheap! although cheesecloth works too). The nut milk bag is a fine enough mesh that very little of the almond meal gets through. Also I love that it's reusable. I always felt a little guilty tossing the cheesecloth in the trash afterward. And although I haven't used the pulp yet (shame on me), I know you can dry it and toast it and use it like almond meal. I'm also thinking about making these lovely crackers. We use almond milk in our oatmeal, coffee, and smoothies. It will keep for a few days in the fridge and although we almost always use it quickly, I've seen people freezing it in ice cube trays to lengthen it's life. Almond milk ice cubes, anyone? It will add a nice chill to a smoothie. Although the girls typically prefer cow's milk to drink, they were very happy to drink it during the photo shoot. They begged me for it and seemed to like it so maybe we'll give it another try in the morning (they've requested milk first thing in the morning, every morning since they could talk). WHAT YOU NEED * 1 cup of almonds * 3.5 cups of water * 2-3 dates * 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon * 1 vanilla bean * pinch of salt * nut milk bag (optional) or cheesecloth WHAT YOU DO 1. Place your almonds in a glass of water for at least an hour but preferably overnight. The soaking makes the almonds plump and moist and much more easily digested. 2. When your almonds have soaked for long enough, drain and rinse. Put in blender with water, dates, vanilla bean (chopped up or scraped out), cinnamon, and salt. 3. Blend away! I use a vitamix and it takes about 30 seconds on high. 4. Place nut milk bag over a bowl. Pour nut milk into bag, squeezing what is in the big until all the milk is out. You'll be left with a bag full of almond pulp. 5. I use a wide mouth funnel to put the milk in a mason jar and then pop it into the fridge. Have a happy Tuesday! xoxo.