So now we are out of ALL milk again and my daughter has my car at work and won't be home until later. As I'm learning my frugal and thrifty ways I thought maybe I could make some. There's some powdered milk in the pantry but I've never been a fan of that even though I know it will do in a pinch.
With my trusty little Internet search I saw that it looked simple to make homemade almond, rice, or coconut milk and I've got all the supplies for it and a Vita-Mix!
Here's my rice and coconut milks so far. In each measuring cup I have one cup of almonds or coconut to four cups of water. I used regular tap water instead of distilled or spring so we'll have to see how it turns out.
Once the milks were blended I poured them through a coffee filter (no cheesecloth in the house) and put the milk in the fridge in an empty gallon milk container. I didn't get as much as I originally thought I would so I made a second batch of almond milk. The three batches filled up the gallon container a little more than half way.
This was my first attempt and it's not quite like store-bought almond or coconut milk. But I'll definitely try this again.
OH...and as a side note! With the leftover coconut and almond pulp that I saved from filtering I made excellent muffins. I added eggs, sugar, coconut oil, baking soda and oatbran to the pulp and tossed them in the oven to bake. They turned out scrummy! Now that I know they taste good I'll post the recipe next time I make another batch of milk!