I know that store-bought almond milk is a convenient dairy-free alternative. And I would be lying if I said I never buy the stuff myself.
But what if I told you that the homemade stuff tastes better than store bought and is most likely cheaper?
Yeah. I did the math* and realized I was saving money by making
my own almond milk and keeping the ingredients:
Homemade Almond Milk
Makes: 68oz. almond milk
1 cup raw almonds $2.30
8 cups cold water FREE
Dash of sea salt (optional) FREE--assuming you have this optional ingredient in your pantry
Store-Bought Almond Milk
Average carton: 63oz. almond milk
1 carton store-bought almond milk $2.56
Typical ingredients: Almond Milk (Filtered Water, Almonds), Calcium Carbonate, Natural Flavors, Sea Salt, Potassium Citrate, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, D-Alpha-Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E).
*Cost of ingredients may vary, depending on your location.
For more recipes like this, check out my dairy-free recipe book!