FAQ – Almond Cow

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Milk.

How long does Almond Cow milk typically last in the fridge?

Depending on the amount of salt added, typically 3-5 days.

Is it necessary to add salt to the milk?

Salt helps extend the life of the milk and adds flavor, but is not necessary.

The milk separated overnight. Is this normal?

Yes, this is totally normal! Plant-based milks without additives and fillers naturally separate over time. Just shake it up and it will be ready to enjoy!

Does the Almond Cow heat the milk? Is it still raw?

In order to protect the nutrients in the ingredients you’re using, the Almond Cow does not use any heat! The milk-making process will finish at the same temperature it started at.

Can I make rice milk in the Almond Cow?

Yes, but the rice should be cooked before using it in the Almond Cow.

Can I make soy milk in the Almond Cow?

Yes, but the soybeans should be cooked before using them in the Almond Cow.

What quantity of nuts and seeds should I use to make the milk?

We recommend using ½ to 1 full cup of soaked raw ingredients - any combination of nuts, seeds, and grains that you like - to make milk in your Almond Cow. (Most plant-based milks in stores use very little in the way of actual nuts or seeds. They’re mostly water and a large amount of artificial thickeners, fillers, and flavorings.)

How much does it cost to make a cup of milk?

If you use the recommended amount of one cup of almonds, for example, you’ll be saving about 30% versus store bought milk, and getting a milk much richer in actual almonds, since many store-bought milk are primarily water and additives. Not to mention, you’ll be left with the remaining almond pulp, which has many uses. If you made oat milk in your Almond Cow, the savings would be closer to 90% or higher. Keep in mind you can use any combination of nuts, seeds, grains, oats, which allows you to control the price of whatever plant-based milk you decide to make. A cup of almond milk made in your Almond Cow versus store-bought milk would cost less than 10% of what is commonly used in store-bought versions. See:
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/07/29/almond-milk-only-2-almond_n_7897086.html

USE.

How is this different than a blender with a nut milk bag?

The Almond Cow is a specialized high-speed milk maker designed specifically for making plant-based milks quickly. It simplifies both the milk-making and the cleanup process. You can absolutely make milk in other ways, but hand squeezed milks contain quite a bit more bacteria from your hands (causing faster spoilage) and require more time commitment and effort to clean. Nut milk bags work - if you have a lot of extra time to kill.

How do I make the milk thicker?

Natural plant-based milk isn’t thick. Thickness is normally the result of artificial thickening agents meant to make milks seem “silky”. There are natural tricks to making milk thicker--- we recommend adding rolled oats along with other ingredients to make the milk thicker, naturally.

Sometimes I have trouble attaching the filter basket. How do you recommend doing this?

Hold the Almond Cow head sideways and attach. The fit is intentionally tight to make the blending more complete. See video below for example..

How do you recommend cleaning the filter basket?

A sponge and water will normally suffice, but over time the pores in the filter basket will need a deeper clean. We recommend an extended vinegar-water soak. Just take 4 cups of water and add 4tbsp of vinegar and allow to soak overnight.

What is the white cup for?

This is a collector cup that serves as a stand for the top of the Almond Cow once you’ve made the milk, allowing excess liquid to drain out.

Can I use a converter to make the 110V version into a 220V version?

Unfortunately not-- anything using a motor cannot be switched out without a converting device.

Is the Almond Cow dishwasher safe?

No. The Almond Cow should be cleaned by hand with a wet sponge or rag. Only the filter basket is dishwasher safe.

How do I clean my Almond Cow?

After using the Almond Cow, rinse out the inside of the base with water. Detach the filter basket, empty the pulp into a container for storage, and rinse the stainless steel parts of the top where the blade is. Do not get the top of the Almond Cow (where the button is) wet as this can damage the motor. Rinse out the filter basket and you’re good to go! The Almond Cow comes with a sponge and eco-friendly cleaning brush. Read More

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How large is the Almond Cow?

About the same size as a coffee maker: 12" H x 10" D x 7" W / 30cm H x 25cm x 18cm

Do you sell replacement parts for the Almond Cow?

Absolutely! Just shoot us an email to Info@AlmondCow.co with what you need.

Shipping.

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

Absolutely! We offer free shipping to the US and UK and discounted shipping everywhere else in the world. Just order 110V for US and Canada and 220V with the AU / UK / EU plug option that you need.

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