I wasn’t raised drinking cows milk, and I certainly never acquired a taste for it as an adult. While I’m neither lactose intolerant nor opposed to dairy in general, you typically won’t find a carton of milk in our house. I’ve always favored plant based milks for their taste, and also for ethical reasons. The dairy industry isn’t evil (I have family who are dairy farmers!), but there is much room for improvement when it comes to all aspects of animal welfare in this country, so I try to keep my consumption levels as low as possible.
Considering my mentality that basically everything is better homemade, I’ve always been interested in making my own almond milk at home, but never got around to it until recently. The process isn’t difficult, there’s just several steps, and I’d never taken the time to attempt it when buying a carton of almond milk is so cheap and convenient. Despite the price and convenience though, there are several reasons that finally pushed me to finally start making my own at home on a weekly basis rather than buying it.READ MORE