I have made my own milk when I nursed six babies, but that's not exactly what I'm talking about. I haven't had any kind of milk to drink for seven years. I quit drinking regular milk when I was 17 and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. The doctor advised me to "avoid dairy" so I was drinking soy milk for many years. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet prohibits soy products and none of the commercial almond milks are legal because of the added sugar. So when I got an ad from Digestive Wellness for this SoyQuick milk maker that can be used to make almond milk, I was excited to try it. Yes, you can make homemade almond milk without a fancy gadget, but it is SO quick and easy to make, I feel it's worth it. I now have "cereal" with almond milk on dried mulberries and other dried and fresh fruit. It's wonderful! My son drinks soy milk and I haven't tried making my own soy milk yet. I'm very ambivalent about him drinking soy milk and have wondered if he would be okay switching to lactose-free milk. If I try it, I'm sure I would save a lot of money. A half-gallon of soy milk is over $3. With the price of groceries and the number of food-related health problems going up, it may be time to consider making more of your own food.