Home Production and Gardening–March 2014

A great cheat sheet for non-dairy milk fans!

Prepare Every Needful Thing

Making Milk Substitutes

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There are many reasons we may use milk substitutes.  We may have milk or lactose sensitivities, concerns over the cost, storage requirements or flavor of dried milk products, or maybe we just found ourselves in the middle of a recipe and discovered that we are out!  Following are five recipes that can help.

RICE MILK

1 ½ cups cooked rice                          ¼ teaspoon salt (to taste)

3 cups hot water                                  2 Tbsps mild-flavored oil

3 Tablespoons sugar or honey          3 cups cold water

1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Place rice, hot water, sweetener, optional vanilla and salt into blender.  Blend at highest speed for 5 minutes.  While blender is running, pour in oil and blend another 2 minutes, then add cold water and blend a final 5 minutes.  Pour through a sieve into a pitcher and chill before using.

ALMOND MILK

2 cups raw, unsalted almonds          …

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