I’ll admit that the idea of making my own milk seemed a bit, um, radical to me at first. A little too off-the-grid, angry-vegan perhaps? Â Yet I’ve beenÂ tryingÂ to wean myself off consuming so much soy – and finding a brand of store-bought almond milk that doesn’t leave me totally cold has proved fruitless. Enter theÂ Vitamix: a recent gift, andÂ one of those magic machines that changes your life as soon as you allow it. Dump in two cups of water, one cup of raw nuts, one pitted date, give it a whirl and voila: fresh, organic almond milk. Or mylk. Okay, maybe it’s just aÂ littleÂ trickier than that. You need toÂ soakÂ the almonds overnight to getÂ theÂ bitterness out of the skins. And for a smoother texture, you’ll need to strain the puree through a sieve orÂ nut milk bag. With the awesome horsepower of the Vitamix doing all the grunt work, however, it’s a minimal effort enterprise. It’s also got me thinking about all the different flavors of mustache I could experiment with, like cashew, hemp, and coconut.