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13 Homemade Staples

13 Homemade Staples

Cheers to the New Year! As we ring in 2022 and start thinking about our goals, we’re sure topics like healthier eating, simpler routines, more intentional living, and better organization are just a few topics that come to mind. So, we’ve rounded up 13 different homemade staples, all made using the Almond Cow, that are both delicious and simple to make! Plus, all these homemade, vegan staples will make your kitchen fully stocked with the essentials, making life that much easier, whether you’re trying to eat more whole foods made at home, or just wanting the daily dinner or meal prepping experience to be quicker and more convenient. We hope you enjoy both making and eating these staples, from our milk and creamer recipes, to granola, and dips & sauces.

1. Milk

Almond Milk

 Almond Milk

A classic staple you can’t go wrong with: This all natural, delicious almond milk is made in a snap, right in the comfort of your own home using the Almond Cow.

CocoCash™ Milk 

Need a new go-to milk? Look no further, our CocoCash™ Milk is a real treat. Our shredded coconut combined with the rich, creamy goodness of cashews makes for the most delightful blend.

2. Creamer

Vanilla Creamer 

Only a few ingredients are needed to make this delicious Vanilla Creamer. Made using almonds, your sweetener of choice, and vanilla- this creamer is sure to be your new go-to for your morning coffee or tea.

Cashew Creamer  

This is a wonderful coffee creamer: rich, creamy, delicious, and made in a few minutes. Add some vanilla - for flavor, or maple syrup to give it a hint of sweetness. Your coffee or tea may never taste better!

3. Vegan Butter

Traditional Vegan Butter 

With only 6 simple ingredients you can create this creamy, spreadable Vegan Butter. Melts perfectly on waffles, bread, muffins, or whatever you choose! Featuring almond milk from your Almond Cow.

Vegan Herb Butter

Enjoy this flavorful, Vegan Herb Butter. Featuring cashew creamer made in your Almond Cow with a hint of parsley, it’s a flavorful spin on our classic Vegan butter recipe.

Whipped Vegan Cinnamon Butter

This Whipped Vegan Cinnamon Butter is a delightful, sweet, creamy spread with just the right amount of warm cinnamon. Perfect on toast, bagels, muffins, pancakes, or really anything for a hint of spiced sweetness.

4. Cream Cheese

Cashew Cream Cheese

Next time you’re craving cream cheese, try this delicious dairy-free Cashew Cream Cheese. It’s perfectly spreadable and pairs great on bagels.

Vanilla Cream Cheese

Enjoy this sweet, delicious, Vanilla Cream Cheese on top of your favorite bagel or toast! Sweetened with powdered sugar and flavored with vanilla extract, it goes great with our Almond Cow Strawberry Bagels!

5. Cheese

Cashew Cheese

Looking for the perfect non-dairy recipe to satisfy your cheese craving? Turn your Cashew Milk pulp into this yummy plant-based sliceable Cashew Cheese. Pair this recipe with our Gluten-free Seed Crackers and fresh fruit to make the ultimate snack plate!

Ricotta Cheese

Enjoy this creamy, rich, and tangy vegan Ricotta Cheese featuring milk and pulp from your Almond Cow! Use this Ricotta in our Tomato Galette recipe or drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper & spread on crackers. You really can’t go wrong with this ricotta cheese recipe!

6. Vegan Mayo

Use your leftover cashew pulp to make this smooth, creamy Vegan Mayo! Use it on sandwiches, or wherever else you prefer! It’s delicious and keeps in the fridge for up to 10 days.

7. BBQ Sauce

Craving the tang of BBQ Sauce? Look no further! Use your leftover cashew pulp in this bright, flavorful, BBQ Sauce recipe. Enjoy on a burger, with some fries, or anywhere else you’d like - it’s sure to be a hit.

8. Garden Ranch Dressing

Featuring garlic, dill, parsley, and leftover cashew pulp, this vegan, Garden Ranch Dressing is incredibly tasty! Plus, it pairs perfectly with veggies, over a salad, or is perfect to just have on hand for a spontaneous pizza night.

9. Vegetable Broth

Enjoy a homemade batch of Vegetable Broth made right in your Almond Cow. Hearty vegetables and fresh herbs bring tons of flavor to this broth. Sip on a warm cup of broth or use it as a base for soups or other dishes.

Bonus Staples to Make Using Your Almond Cow:

10. Pulpmeal

Classic Pulpmeal


Not sure what to do with your leftover pulp? Here's one of our favorite zero waste breakfast ideas: pulpmeal. (Our play on oatmeal, that can be eaten raw, or heated and served warm.) Load your pulp with toppings, grab a spoon, and dig in. You could even eat it straight from the filter basket - it’s that easy!

Strawberries & Cream Pulpmeal 

Strawberry jam and coconut whipped cream…need we say more? This Strawberries & Cream Pulpmeal recipe takes your leftover pulp to the next level. Makes for a great quick snack or dessert and only a few ingredients are needed.

11. Flour (Made from Pulp)

Turn your leftover pulp into a flour or meal. It’s actually very simple and can be used in loads of recipes. Plus, it’s a great staple to always have on hand.

12. Pulp Cubes

Not ready to use your leftover pulp within the recommended 3 days? No worries, you can freeze your leftover pulp in ice cube trays for later use in smoothies, baked goods, sauces, and more! Try our Green Smoothie with Almond Pulp Cubes for a nutritious breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up!

13. Granola

Almond Coconut Granola


One of the most popular ways to use your leftover pulp is to whip up a hearty, wholesome batch of granola! This recipe uses leftover almond-coconut pulp and is a great option for breakfast or to use as a crunchy, nutty topping for a smoothie or acai bowl, or over yogurt or ice cream.

Winter Mix Granola 

Use your leftover almond pulp to make this Winter Mix Granola. Warm spices, sweet dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, and salty pretzels come together for the perfect snack or treat!



We hope these homemade staples bring you comfort, health, simplicity, convenience, and joy this new year!

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