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Gray Matter

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Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« on: July 09, 2015, 07:18:21 AM »
I've started making my own almond milk, and after four batches, have already grown weary of straining through cheesecloth (yes, I grown weary rather easily).  I don't like how the almond meal clumps between the layers of cheesecloth and is hard to get out (I dry the meal to make, in theory, breakfast bars, though so far I only have a growing bag of almond meal in my pantry).

So, is there an easier way?  Are mesh strainers fine enough?  Does anyone have a nut bag and does that work well?  Other ideas?

Thanks!

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 06:55:55 PM »
Have you tried a coffee filter?

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 08:13:59 PM »
Can you make any bag from a fine, but old pillowcase ( that you sterilize)?

I did that for my jelly bag and straining yougurt and it is so much better!

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015, 08:15:39 PM »
Buy a nut milk bag.  $10 or so.  Super easy to use and clean.

I also use it to strain yogurt.

ETA: This is the one I have, but I'm sure others are good, too. http://www.elliesbest.com/products/
« Last Edit: July 09, 2015, 08:17:46 PM by NotJen »

Gray Matter

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2015, 09:05:46 PM »
Thank you--all things I hadn't thought of.  Will have to give them a try, starting with the cheapest/easiest and working my way up if I feel the need.

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 08:37:25 AM »
Are you saving money making your own almond milk? It seems pretty cheap where I live.  $2.29 for a carton at Aldis.

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2015, 09:25:45 AM »
Not really relevant but it makes me laugh every time :)

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2015, 09:45:01 AM »
Are you saving money making your own almond milk? It seems pretty cheap where I live.  $2.29 for a carton at Aldis.

Probably not saving money, or not much.  But it tastes so much better and after years of stuffing my face with low-quality food, I'm trying to convince myself I deserve higher quality food and that it's worth the extra effort.

Not really relevant but it makes me laugh every time :)


Thanks for the laugh!  Thankfully, it's not quite that involved.  No almond manure to deal with.

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2015, 12:46:46 PM »
I don't make Almond Milk, but we make coconut milk.  We use a fine mesh strainer.  We have one that fits nicely into half gallon mason jar.  I have also heard of a french press method for almond milk, but I haven't tried it myself.

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2015, 07:04:03 PM »
I don't make Almond Milk, but we make coconut milk.  We use a fine mesh strainer.  We have one that fits nicely into half gallon mason jar.  I have also heard of a french press method for almond milk, but I haven't tried it myself.

French press--that's a great idea!

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Re: Easy way to strain almond milk mixture?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2015, 07:27:17 PM »
Buy a nut milk bag.  $10 or so.  Super easy to use and clean.

I also use it to strain yogurt.

ETA: This is the one I have, but I'm sure others are good, too. http://www.elliesbest.com/products/
Hi,
I use this product to strain teas from herbs. It works ok but does let fine particles slide through. That said, I have not had issues with clumping.