To make almond milk

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Makes

    500 ml

Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

Almonds must surely equal olives as ‘a taste as old as time’, and almond milk has surely given as great a pleasure as the juice of pressed olives.

Ingredients

  • 250 g (9 oz) almonds, ground
  • 500 ml (18 fl oz) water

Method

Wrap ground almonds loosely in a piece of muslin. Pour water into a basin. Dip almond bag into water and leave for four hours. Squeeze muslin occasionally during this time to extract the ‘milk’. Discard almonds and use almond milk for junkets, jellies, and custards.