My step by step instructions to make homemade fresh Almond Milk and Almond Flour at the same time. Click, read more, for pics and recipe.
Using blanched Almonds will give you a finer flour when finished but using regular almonds will give you tastier almond milk. So I chose to use both.
Cover with plenty of filtered water and soak raw almonds for at least 8 hrs or more.
Drain the almonds and put into blender. (For my 1 pound of almonds I blended separate 3 batches.)
Blend the almonds and add small amounts of water until you have reached an easily blendable paste. Blend the crap out of the paste, around 2-3 min or more until all the almonds are finely ground.
Now you can add as much water as you want to achieve the consistency you wish for your milk and blend another minute. You can also add yummy stuff while blending. I like maple syrup for a sweetener with a bit of vanilla. Using raw cocoa powder, maple syrup and cayenne pepper is great too. On a whim I tossed in the left over coffee that my roomie made and it turned out great. (I rarely drink coffee and there is much controversy over whether its good for you or not. Just follow what your body is telling you on these choices.)
Next line a stainer with cheesecloth and set over a pot or a bowl.
Pour in the blended mixture. Use a spoon to aid drainage.