An almond what? Almond cow. It’s the machine that saved us when we had to eliminate all dairy in our daughter’s diet, and on days our goats were not able to be milked and we desperately needed milk for a recipe or to dip cookies in.
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We did a lot of research trying to find the cleanest plant-based milks when we found out our daughter had to completely cut out dairy. It turns out that most of them have preservatives that are less than ideal going into our bodies. A lot of plant-based milks are also made with crops that are not non-gmo or organic, and when they are, they’re expensive.
It was really important to us to nourish our bodies the best we could while going dairy free, but we also craved simplicity. Soaking, then blending, then straining nuts just didn’t sound fun to us. We were willing to do it though.
I happened across an add on Instagram one day for the Almond Cow. I had to have it. I sold some things in our home, and used the money to buy an almond cow during one of their biggest sales.
Unboxing the Almond Cow
How to Make Plant-Based Milk
Gather all of your ingredients first. I have mine in a basket in the cupboard next to my almond cow, and pull it all out together.
- Nuts, seeds, or oats – a combination of them also works!
- Pitted Organic Dates
- Vanilla Extract (optional)
There are fill lines in the ingredient basket of the almond cow. I fill mine to max/1 cup. I like to mix whatever nuts I have on hand (pecans or cashews usually) with oats. The oats make the milk a little more creamy in my opinion.
Fill the almond cow with water to the “max” line. If I am wanting a sweet or vanilla flavored milk, I will also add a splash of pure vanilla extract into the water. I also like to add a dash of salt.
Next, fill your ingredient basket with your choice of nuts/seeds/oats and dates. You can omit the dates if you are going to be using the milk for savory dishes like gravy.
Twist the top onto the ingredient basket, place on the almond cow, and plug it in.
This next part blew my mind. When I was researching how to make plant based milk, the recipes told me to strain the milk and let it sit for HOURS. I don’t have hours to wait most of the time. When a toddler screams for a cup of milk, you give them a cup of milk. Am I right?
Press that button, and within ONE MINUTE you will have delicious plant based milk. One minute!!!!
We have made so many kinds of milk, that I really can’t keep track.
One of my favorite parts about having the almond cow, is that I can use the pulp as well. Nothing goes to waste when making the milk, and the company is sure to help you use all you can. They offer free recipes on their website. From granola to cookies, you can find it all!
If I don’t have time to whip up a recipe with the pulp, I will freeze it in ice cube trays for a cool treat for our chickens on a hot summer day.
We prefer our raw goat milk always, but there are times when our does are dry, or when our daughter has a flare up and cannot handle even goat milk. The almond cow is an essential appliance in our kitchen.
Not only does the plant-based milk from the almond cow allow you to customize ingredients without preservatives, but it also helps reduce waste. Think of all the cartons/containers that are not going into landfills! It makes me giddy with excitement to know we are doing something good for our beautiful planet!
I am so excited that I get to share this discount with you!!
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