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Moroccan-Style Almond Milk with Orange Blossom Water & Cinnamon

October 31, 2010
1 Rating
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Refreshing & Sweet Moroccan style Almond Milk infused w/Orange Blossom Water is a delicious & healthy drink which is a favorite in Morocco. I remember drinking this refreshing drink on a hot afternoon in Fes, Morocco this past June! —onetribegourmet

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar (use as much or less sugar)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon for sprinkling
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Use a food processor to grind the blanched almonds and sugar until a smooth & stiff paste forms. Boil the water in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the Almond paste and stir well.
  2. Simmer on very low heat for 5 minutes. Now add the orange blossom water.
  3. Cool the mixture, strain the liquid through a muslin cloth or a fine strainer.
  4. Chill the mixture. Serve chilled and sprinkle some cinnamon on top.

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Hi I'm Sara and I love the art of food & travel. I have a blog called One Tribe Gourmet, where I share my passion for global cuisine and my travel adventures around the world. I have always felt that food is the most common denominator that crosses all boundaries and brings people together. The ritual of “Breaking Bread” in every culture is a special bonding experience. Personally I love to experience different cultures through there cuisines! My goal here is to encourage an individual who is interested in learning different global cuisine yet is a bit intimidated by it. I am here to help you, all you have to do is open your heart!!!

19 Reviews

suzi July 22, 2016
I also do like jblock, and soak my almonds overnight. Rinse and drain. 1 cup of almonds to 4 cups of clean water, dash cinnamon, few drops of pure maple syrup (honey, stevia, etc), whirl in my nutri bullet, strain through cheesecloth, or nut milk bag, and "voila!" Now I'm going to add the orange blossom water and see where that takes me. Yum.
 
Noreen H. January 15, 2014
Where can I purchase that bottle that the almond milk is in?
 
Lois W. October 22, 2013
Can one use stevia instead of sugar?
 
Lost_in_NYC October 21, 2013
Where can one find orange blossom water?
 
witloof October 22, 2013
You're in NYC? Whole Foods, Dean and DeLuca, and Kalustyan's are all places where I've purchased it. Sometimes liquor stores sell it as well.
 
Ivy H. October 21, 2013
This just sounds lovely. I'm wondering though, how long does it keep in the fridge ? Would be great if I can make some beforehand and drink it over a few days!
 
Kitchen B. October 21, 2013
What a great way to combine beautiful citrus flavours with nutty ones. And spice. On my to do list........ I might toast the almonds, with some cardamom!!!!!!!!!
 
jblock November 6, 2010
Not to get all "raw" on everybody, BUT, you can make almond milk without the heat, and keep all the nutrition...I make it every week. Soak 1 cup almonds in water overnight, drain and rinse, blend very well on high in blender with 4 cups fresh water before straining. Then add flavorings. Agave mixes better than sugar for sweetness.
 
Author Comment
onetribegourmet November 7, 2010
Thank you jblock for the "raw" recipe for the almond milk! I will have to try it! Agave for sweetener is a great idea!
 
iuzzini November 2, 2010
Sounds great! looking forward to making this- I never understood why almond milk at the store has 20 ingredients!
 
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onetribegourmet November 3, 2010
Thanks! store bought one has a wierd taste also...try the homemade version! :)
 
Midge November 1, 2010
Thanks onetribegourmet. I was wondering what to do with my orange blossom water besides open it up occasionally and admire its lovely scent...
 
Author Comment
onetribegourmet November 1, 2010
Thanks Midge, it does have a lovely scent! It reminds me of Fes, Morocco! :)
 
lapadia November 1, 2010
I second that, Mmmmmmm! need to get some orange blossom water.
 
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onetribegourmet November 1, 2010
Dear Lapadia Thanks! You can buy at any mid-eastern grocers or online!
 
Rita B. November 1, 2010
Mmm... this recipe is so easy and yet so delicious! It can easily become one of my favorites!
 
Author Comment
onetribegourmet November 1, 2010
Thanks Rita! :)
 
Sagegreen October 31, 2010
What a great recipe! Thanks for posting this. My son loves almond milk, so we will be making this next weekend.
 
Author Comment
onetribegourmet October 31, 2010
Thanks! You can add less sugar to this recipe. Hope your son will like! :)