Homemade almond milk is so easy – just soak, blend and strain! In this post I’m breaking down how to make your own almond milk and sharing recipes for how to use it!
There are so many non-dairy milk alternatives out now! I’ve tried (and enjoyed) a ton of them, but almond milk is still my go-to for cooking and baking!
Why? In my opinion, it has the most mild, diverse flavor and it works in practically every recipe!
Is almond milk good for you? The short answer is yes!
Almond milk is great for anyone who has a dairy intolerance, wants to cut out dairy or wants a lower calorie milk option. Almond milk is rich in Vitamin E and healthy fats, and some brands fortify their almond milk with vitamin D and calcium as well (be sure to read your labels because many commercial brands add thickeners, gums and sweeteners too). I personally reach for the unsweetened almond milk to stay away from added sugars or make my own using the recipe below.
Almond milk is a great dairy-free alternative for a variety of recipes. It’s low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals. While it’s easy to grab a carton from your local grocery store, I prefer homemade almond milk! The taste is exponentially better and it’s so simple to make.
tip! Add a little vanilla extract and pitted dates for a slightly sweetened vanilla almond milk… my favorite way to enjoy homemade almond milk!
Pretty much the same way as you would cow’s milk! I like to almond milk in smoothies, overnight oats, baked oatmeal, main dishes, desserts and as milk for cereal! It’s a great ingredient to experiment with. You can drink it alone or try it in a new recipe… get creative!
I’m sharing my favorite recipes that use almond milk below but the options are truly endless!
Almond milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk while cooking. I often swap out cow’s milk for almond milk and I don’t notice a flavor difference. My general rule of thumb with cooking is that most milks can be used interchangeably! Of course coconut milk has a more pronounced flavor and can be thicker than other milks but in general, swap away!
Yes, but your product might turn out slightly different than if you use cow’s milk. You may already know this, but baking requires crazy precision! If a recipe has been created and tested using almond milk, you’re in the clear!
If a recipe has been created and tested using cow’s milk, you can still use almond milk but you might notice some changes in appearance and texture. In my opinion, it’s not a huge deal if a muffin doesn’t rise as much or has a denser texture, but you can decide for yourself. Here is a helpful article that breaks down the difference of using different types of milks for baking muffins. Do some experimenting with your baked goods to see what works!
You can store almond milk in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Shake milk before serving as the contents may separate a bit during storage.
On to the recipes! I have sooooo many recipes that use almond milk on my site, so I’m excited to share some of my favorites here for you!
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