No, It's NOT Cheaper To Make Your Own Almond Milk. We Did The Math.

Almond milk is ridiculously easy to make. It only requires two ingredients ― almonds and water ― so there are few excuses not to make your own. It’s clear that making it homemade will give you a simpler product; store-bought brands include ingredients such as potassium citrate, sunflower lecithin and gellan gum. But going the homemade route offers economic benefits, as well. You’ll read on forums that making your own is more cost effective than buying it at the store, but no one ever provides any clear-cut math online ― so I set out to do it for all of us. I looked at three brands ― Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Silk ― and compared the cost of the almonds that it would take to make almond milk vs. the cost of pre-made almond milk.  I picked up a pound of raw, unsalted almonds at my local grocery store for $9.99 (they were on sale from $10.99). I used the recipe from The Kitchn to make the milk, which calls for one cup of almonds to two cups of water. I took a cup of almonds ― which weighed a little under 6 ounces ― and soaked them in water for two days. I blended the almonds with two cups of water until the whole almonds were reduced to a fine meal, then strained the meal through a fine-mesh sieve over a measuring cup. It took a good amount of time to really push the meal against the sieve, extracting as much milk as possible. After all that effort, I ended up with 1 3/4 cups of fresh almond milk ― or 14 ounces. With these exac...
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