Today I want to share with you a recipe that is very close to my heart. It is a Sicilian classic that people usually enjoy during the hot Sicilian summer. I used to have a glass of it in the evenings, sitting in our summerhouse yard while chatting with my friends. This is a sweet and refreshing drink and it can be served plain or used to make other desserts. While I was in Italy this past April, I used it to make a delicious Sicilian treat that I will be sharing with you in my next post. In Italy, you can easily buy ready made sweetened almond milk (aka latte di mandorla) at the supermarket, but here it’s not an easy find. So, I have made my own. Just to be clear, this is not the “regular almond milk” sold as a dairy substitute. It is sweet and it’s a drink on its own. So, ready to give it a go? Let’s see how to make this delicious Sicilian Almond Milk. Ah! Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a copy of my latest book on frozen treats – The Cool Side of Summer!
Sicilian Almond Milk
Sicilian Almond Milk - a sweet and refreshing summer drink.
- 1 lt. – 4 cups water
- 220 gms – 7 ¾ oz. good quality blanched almonds
- 80 gms – 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 30 gms – 1 ½ tbsp. honey
So almond milk, in many places, is seen as a dairy substitute, is that the case in Sicily?
This drink is not like milk as it is sweet. It’s more like “almond cordial” if you would. But if you want to have a dairy substitute, you can make it without sugar and honey.
Cordial is more syrup like and is mixed with water before drinking. Is that the case with Almond milk?
Some people have almond milk with water and/or ice as it is quite sweet, that’s why I said it’s used more like cordial. 🙂