Chilled Almond Milk

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By James Viles

Published 2016

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  • 300 g (10½ oz) blanched almonds
  • 310 ml (10¾ fl oz) full-cream cow’s milk
  • 20 g (¾ oz) salt
  • 1 tablespoon linseed (flaxseed) oil
  • 4 g ( oz) gellan gum
  • 3 g ( oz) iota carrageenan


Finely blend the blanched almonds. Put the milk in a pan with 200 ml (7 fl oz) water and add the almonds. Heat to 55°C (131°F) and then cover and put in the fridge overnight. Strain the almond milk into a heavy-based saucepan and add the salt, linseed oil, gellan and iota. Heat to 84°C (183°F), stirring continuously. Strain onto a tray and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to set. Purée until smooth and then keep chilled.