Legend has it that this almond milk was the beauty secret used by all concubines at the imperial palace in ancient China.
It is also recorded in Chinese Medicine book that almond could help in skincare, lung care (to prevent cough and asthma), and its rich fiber could also help prevent constipation and will help reducing cholesterol!
Note: The almonds used here is different than the almond we snack on, the two type of almonds I used for this milk could be found in Chinese supermarket or medicine shop, it is mostly used in medicine/soup in Chinese culinary.
80 gm or 3/4 cup of South Almond（Sweet Almond）南杏
20 gm or 1/4 cup of North Almond （Bitter Almond）北杏
50 gm or 1/4 cup of White rice
5 Cup water
Rock Sugar to taste
All of the ingredients needed:
Clean, soak almonds and rice fully submerged in water over night.
Next day drained and grind the almonds and rice with 3 cups of water, filter or use a muslin cloth to squeeze out almond milk.
Place almond paste back into blended add 2 cups of water and grind again for 1-2 minutes, repeat the same process to extract milk.
Combined both the batches of milk in a deep sauce pan, add some rock sugar, bring to boil and turn heat to low, simmer for 15-20 minutes or until it's fully cooked.
Note: The south almond or bitter almond has a slight bitterness and could be intoxicating if used in large quantity, make sure you use not more than the recommended quantity, and boil the milk thoroughly.
It is a good breakfast choice, healthy, and heart warming!
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