"I blend creamy almond milk into smoothies, stir it into my tea and pour it on my cereal. It's easy to make your own—plus, homemade tastes fresher and is way cheaper!" —Katie Barreira, Senior Test Kitchen Associate

DIY Almond Milk
(Illustrations by Claudia Pearson)
  1. To make 4 cups of almond milk, soak 2 cups raw almonds and 5 cups water in a bowl for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Mix the almonds and water in a blender on high until frothy and smooth, about 5 minutes. (It will seem like a really long time, but just keep blending!)
  3. Line a strainer with 4 layers of
    cheesecloth; place over a bowl. Add half of the almond mixture; let sit 10 minutes, then squeeze out the liquid. Discard the solids; repeat with the rest of the almond mixture.
Almond Hot Chocolate

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