The time has come to share the truth behind homemade almond milk.
Is it worth it to make your own?
My personal opinion is yes. Absolutely!
I was pleasantly surprised by the cost per ounce. I was expecting a much bigger price difference between homemade and store bought.
Here are my reasons why I will continue to make my own almond milk.
1. I don’t have to worry about the added ingredients. Some may look at the added ingredients and think more calcium? How could that be a bad thing? Well, it’s not but the reason why that calcium and the other things have been added is because in the creation of the almond milk at the factory that almond milk lost all of the worthwhile vitamins and minerals in it. The only way they can say the product is a great source of calcium is if they add it back in after the pasteurization has eliminated the naturally occurring calcium.
2. I enjoy taking the time to make the milk. It’s a nice feeling to know exactly how it was made. The effort I put in makes it taste even better.
3. Depending on where I source my almonds and where I would buy the almond milk I actually save money by ordering bulk almonds. Example:
So, here you go!
If you go the Costco route for purchasing almonds.
3 pounds of almonds = 9 cups
1 cup of almonds = 4 cups of almond milk
9 cups of dry almonds makes 36 cups of milk
36 cups of milk x 8 ounces = 288 ounces
Costco 3 lb bag of almonds $18.65
.065 per ounce
Costco Silk almond milk
3 cartons x 64 ounces = 192 ounces
.043 per ounce
Grocery store Silk almond milk 32 ounces at $3.79
.12 per ounce
Your calculations may be different based on the pricing in your neighborhood.
I've told you my reasons for continuing to make my own almond milk. Tell me your reasons for continuing to make your own or for purchasing already made almond milk!
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