I had this epiphany last night as I was making almond milk, that I want to share a DIY almond milk gift kit with the world… it came fast and furious. You know how those bursts of creativity come to you at times? While I rushed home from work, went straight to the store to find the cutest jars and nut milk bags I could find and got to work.
Why almond milk?
If you have seen my Instagram stories lately, you will know that I make my own almond milk. My friend Tersia asked me the other day why I do and I told her, eyes wide, how good it tasted. “But isn’t it more expensive?” she said. Well, after some math and a scale, I found out that it cost me roughly $2.25 to make 1 L of homemade almond milk. That is significantly cheaper than the stuff you find in store. Plus, I argued, you can keep the pulp and make granola (this recipe here is the best) and you don’t ingest all the other weird chemicals/additives that they put in a store bought version.
Spreading the love
So after that discussion, I decided everyone needed to share the almond milk (or other nut) love. I had so much fun sharing my kombucha gift idea to you all, so I decided to make an Almond Milk gift kit that you could give just in time for Mothers day!
It is a very simple and inexpensive gift to put together and I have even made some fun labels and directions that you can print out with it. It cost me approximately $25.00 to buy the jar, nuts, labels and cloth bag (and I bought a really nice one). I’m sure you could make the gift for under $20.00 if you tried. I always seem to find some great jars at the thrift stores that would work great for this.
To make the Almond Milk Gift Kit, you will need the following supplies:
- One large milk jar or mason jar (1L preferred)
- Almonds or nuts of choice to fill the jar
- One nut milk bag (Amazon has some great ones)
- A printer and paper (optional: labels for the free download, I use Avery #22808)
- Some fun twine to tie it all together!
The Almond Milk Gift Kit Assembly Line
This is the fun part, the assembly! Fill the jar up with nuts and then print out the labels and the how to sheet… or direct them to my website. Et voila, the Almond Milk Gift Kit is complete.
Below are the directions on how to make the milk, which I have also included in my free download kit. The kit includes both the how to sheet and the label template to print on avery labels. It also looks great printed on card stock and made into a tag. The choice is yours!
The labels can be used on the milk jugs, just make sure the jug is dry first (it doesn’t seem to stick to moisture!). I put the date I made it on my milk as then I know how long I have to drink it… which is usually 5 or so days. But like I said, it is so good you probably won’t have it that long!
So there you go guys! Enjoy this little Almond Milk Gift Kit idea and I can’t wait to see the creations you come up with!