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Almond Milk Benefits, Calories + Nutrition

The Ultimate Guide to Almond Milk

4 Minutes

This is the quintessential guide to making homemade almond milk using your Almond Cow. All natural, delicious almond milk in a snap, made right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Say goodbye to soaking almonds, nut milk bags, and store-bought milk.

Our recipe is simple and has a light, nutty, vanilla flavor. It requires only two ingredients (almonds and water) with optional add-ons depending on your taste preferences. Whether you're lactose intolerant or just prefer a plant-based lifestyle, this is the perfect milk alternative to use in smoothies, cereal, lattes, baking, or just on its own!

Almond milk, like most nut milks, is made by blending almonds and water and then straining out any residual nut pulp. (Best of all, with the Almond Cow, the straining is automatic and done for you without all the mess.) It has a mildly nutty flavor and smooth texture, which makes it an incredibly popular choice for those who are looking for an alternative to dairy milk. Almond milk is arguably the most popular of all nut milks, and for good reason—it’s nutrient-dense and super easy to make with readily available ingredients at the touch of a button.

Common Almond Milk Questions:

What is almond milk?

Almond  milk is just like any other plant-based milk, when you get down to the nuts, seeds, or grains of it. Basically, it’s a plant-based milk made of almonds and water. Often, flavorings such as vanilla and sweeteners such as dates are added to the mix as well to enhance the natural flavor/sweetness of the milk.

Most of our almond milk and creamer recipes use salt as a natural preservative, maple syrup or dates  for a touch of sweetness, and a splash of vanilla for its flavor and aroma.

What are the benefits of almond milk?

Almond milk is an alternative to dairy and/or nut milk that is low in calories, rich in Vitamins D & E, and low in sugar, making it a nutritious plant-based milk.

Is almond milk gluten-free?

Almond milk is naturally gluten-free. It’s made from almonds, which contain no gluten. However, almonds may be contaminated with gluten in production. If you want or need completely gluten-free almond milk, purchase certified gluten-free almonds.

How many calories are in almond milk?

Regular almond milk has roughly 68 calories per 1 cup serving. There will also be some calories added if you include a sweetener or any other ingredients.

Is almond milk paleo?

Is almond milk paleo?

Yes, almond milk in its purest form of just almonds and water is considered paleo.

Is almond milk keto?

Yes, unsweetened almond milk is very low in carbs, making it a good milk alternative for those following a keto diet/lifestyle. There is approximately 1 carb in 1 cup of almond milk.

How much protein is in almond milk?

Almond milk contains around 3g of protein per 1 cup serving, making it a lower source of protein than traditional dairy milk.

How much fat is in almond milk?

Almond milk typically contains around 6g of fat per 1 cup serving.

commonly asked almond milk questions

How do you make almond milk at home?

Similar to other alternative milks, making almond milk at home typically involves blending the almonds with water and then straining out the solids. The Almond Cow is the easiest way to make almond milk at home. You can create 2-6 cups of almond milk at the touch of a button. Plus, you control what goes in your milk with a plant-based milk maker, like Almond Cow. No preservatives, artificial flavors, or fillers are required.

What almonds should you use to make oat milk?

Almond Cow sources and sells high quality almonds that are perfect for milking or snacking. Our raw almonds are the ideal size to produce silky smooth almond milk, every time. They are:

  • Raw, Flash Steam Pasteurized
  • Glyphosate Residue Free - Approved by DetoxProject
  • Bee-Friendly: Pollinator Partnership Approved
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • USA Grown
  • Halal & Kosher

Get your own bag of Almond Cow Bee Friendly Almonds here.