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How to Make Almond Milk Taste Better

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If you’re wondering how to make almond milk taste better, I have you covered!

Especially if you’re vegan or on a dairy-free diet, you’ll know what an awesome, healthy alternative almond milk is!

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Homemade Almond Milk in a Jug with Almonds

It’s low in calories and sugar but packed with calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin E.

Whether you’re having it with your cereal, using it as a creamer for your coffee, or just enjoying it as a healthy, refreshing beverage, there are definitely ways you can improve its flavor.

If you’re ready for the best almond milk you’ve ever had, then keep on reading!

Improving Almond Milk Flavor

If you’re used to drinking dairy milk, you might not be used to almond milk’s unique flavor.

While many brands them in different flavors, it’s always fun to experiment and make it with ingredients you know you love.

To make your very own almond milk just the way you like it, give one of these a try!

1. Honey

If you don’t enjoy the taste of almond milk, maybe all you need is a little sweetener to cut through that earthy, nutty flavor.

Try adding a tablespoon of honey to your glass of almond milk.

2. Vanilla Extract

Adding one teaspoon of vanilla extract for every liter of almond milk will add an extra layer of flavor while still keeping it sugar free.

3. Almond Extract

Are you craving more of that nutty goodness? Similar to vanilla, add in a teaspoon of almond extract for every liter of almond milk.

Be sure to stir well for that creamy, nutty goodness!

4. Agave Syrup and Cocoa

Dairy chocolate milk is a favorite of many, but you can definitely do chocolate almond milk, too!

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Add in 1 tablespoon of agave syrup and 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder for every liter of unsweetened almond milk.

You can also use a different sweetener of your choice, like coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, or stevia.

5. Agave Syrup and Cinnamon

Cinnamon is usually a fall flavor, but you can definitely enjoy it any time of the year if you add it to almond milk.

Add in 1 tablespoon of agave syrup and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for every one liter of unsweetened almond milk.

Stir well, and you’ll have some chai almond milk. The longer you keep this, the stronger the cinnamon flavor will be!

Almond Milk Flavor Variations

Want even more flavor in your almond milk? Here are some delicious and healthy treats you can try adding to make it a delicious and refreshing beverage!

6. Strawberries

Oh boy, you’re in for a treat with this one!

What I love about adding strawberries to my almond milk is that the sweetness and acidity make it taste just like dairy milk.

To make this, simply place 1 ½ cups of almond milk, 3 strawberries, and some honey into a blender until smooth.

7. Banana and Peanut Butter

Here’s an extra yummy idea: banana, peanut butter almond milk!

You’ll need 1 ½ cups of almond milk, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, and half a banana. Blend until smooth for a delicious, thick, and creamy almond milk smoothie!

8. Dates

If you love dates, then I’m sure you’ll love date-flavored almond milk. Whenever I make this, I don’t even add sugar!

This adds a natural sweetness and an extra layer of flavor. Take 1 ½ cups of almond milk, 4 pitted dates, and a pinch of salt and blend. Delicious and naturally sweetened!

9. Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin lovers out there will definitely enjoy this spin on almond milk. I usually like almond milk when it’s cold, but this one is an exception.

I love a warm glass of it on a rainy day! to 1 ½ cups of almond milk, add in ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, plus a little honey to sweeten.

Bonus tip: you can even pour in a little bit of vanilla vodka to turn it into a cocktail!

10. Salted Caramel

Salted caramel has grown in popularity over the last few years, and this is another great way to enjoy your almond milk.

Over the top of your glass of almond milk, drizzle over a little bit of caramel and sprinkle some sea salt. This one is super easy, but it’s definitely one of my favorites!

Organic Almond Milk in a Glass

Tips & Tricks

  • For the creamiest almond milk, soak raw almonds for 24-48 hours in filtered water. This gives them enough time to break down so you can really extract all those nutty flavors.
  • For an extra smooth texture, strain twice!
  • Short on time? You can actually speed up the soaking process into just 6 hours if you use hot water!
  • No cheesecloth? You can also use a very fine mesh strainer for this. Just be sure to push down all the liquid with a spoon.

How to Make Almond Milk

Buying almond milk at the store saves me some time, but after I tried making my own at home, I found that it tastes so much better!

What I love about my homemade almond milk is that I can make it as sweet as I want or go sugar-free.

It only takes 15 minutes to prepare, plus 12 hours of soaking time. You won’t even have to be a master in the kitchen to do this.

It’s so simple yet so delicious, and it costs less, too! For the best homemade almond milk, follow this recipe.

How to Make Almond Milk Taste Better

Servings

10

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Calories

31

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • water to cover

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar (optional)

  • 1 pinch sea salt

Directions

  • Place almonds in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for at least 12 hours then drain.
  • Blend almonds and 3 cups water on low for 10 seconds. Turn blender off for 3 seconds. Blend again on high for one minute.
  • Strain mixture with a cheesecloth.
  • In a clean blender, return the milk and add agave nectar and sea salt. Blend until smooth.
  • For additional flavor, you can also add honey, vanilla extract, strawberries, bananas, peanut butter, pumpkin spice, or dates.
How to Make Almond Milk Taste Better

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