FAQ – Almond Cow

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Milk.

How long does plant-based milk typically last in the fridge?

Depending on the amount of salt added, typically 5-7 days.

What other milks can be made with my Almond Cow?

Any nut, seed, or grain can be used to make milk with the Almond Cow! Some interesting options are: Nuts: Walnut, Pecan. Seeds: Pumpkin Seeds, Poppy Seeds, Sesame Seed. Grains: Oat, Hemp, Flax Here are some ideas.

Do nuts have to be soaked before making them into milk?

This step is recommended, but not essential. Soaking a raw nut allows it to sprout, unlocking greater nutrition potential. Another reason to soak is that the skin of raw almonds contains a compound that can be difficult to digest for some people.

Do you discard the soaking water or add it to the machine?

We recommend discarding the soaking water by watering one's garden.

How much money do I save making my own non dairy milk vs. buying it store-bought?

This is a complicated question! Not all nut milks are created equally--many store-bought brands contain very little actual nut, and rely heavily on thickeners such as carrageenan or other derived ingredients. Using our recommended almond milk recipe, with a ratio of 1 cup of almonds to 1 1/4 quarts of water, you would save about 30-50% on every homemade bottle versus store brands. If you are used to buying organic milks, you’ll be saving even more!

Can I add more or less water than listed on the Min / Max lines?

This is not recommended. The Almond Cow needs a minimum amount of water to run through the filter basket to work properly - this is why the “Min” line is placed where it is. Adding more water than the max line could cause problems with operation.

How much milk does the Almond Cow make?

The “Min” line indicates 5 cups / 1.2 litres of water. The “Max” line indicates 6 cups / 1.4 litres of water.

What should I do with the leftover pulp in the filter basket?

Plenty! Many people use this as a base ingredient for other recipes such as blending in smoothies or as a base for pastries. Another simple recipe is to just dry it out and make granola - https://almondcow.co/blogs/recipes/what-to-do-with-almond-pulp If you don’t have a lot of time, composting works well too!

Cleaning.

How do you clean the Almond Cow?

We recommend rinsing the Almond Cow while all the surfaces are all still wet from use.

Is the Almond Cow dishwasher safe?

No! Although the Almond Cow was designed to be extremely easy to clean, the Almond Cow has vents placed on the top of the machine designed to cool the motor. All surfaces that touch the milk can be rinsed and washed, but the top should not be rinsed and only be cleaned with a damp rag.

Shipping.

I’m outside the U.S. Can I order an Almond Cow?

Yes - just order on the site. We offer 110V 60Hz power and 220V 50Hz machines with US, EU, UK, and AU plug connections. When ordering, just select the specific 220V machine plug you would prefer.

Returns.

What is your return policy?

We offer a full refund for a machine returned to us in unused condition. We can offer a 1/2 refund for a used machine returned to us due to the expense of refurbishing it for future use.

Is there a warranty on Almond Cow?

We have a 1 year warranty on the Almond Cow. If there are issues with your machine, we are more than happy to fix or replace it.

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Is your packaging recyclable?

Our packaging is 99% compostable. Just recycle the plastic handle and garden away.

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