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How To Blanch Almonds

Updated: Aug 20, 2022

What are blanched almonds? Well, if you're plant-based or vegan, you're probably used to seeing cheeses and desserts made out of almonds. To get them to a creamy texture in cheeses and desserts or to make almond flour, you need to blanch them by boiling them, removing their skin, and then crushing them or blending them depending on how you're using them.

Yes, you can get pre-blanched almonds, but it's usually quite expensive when you can get almonds in bulk bins for less than $5/lb compared to pre-blanched almonds costing $10/lb. Doing it yourself will save you money to spend on even more raw, unprocessed almonds for even more delicious cheeses and desserts.