29 Delicious Recipes for Almond Milk Fans
Once considered a fairly exotic alternative to cow's milk, almond milk has become a staple in grocery store dairy sections and home fridges across the country. Although most often used in smoothies or poured into a bowl of cereal, almond milk can be incorporated into a variety of different recipes, from Strawberry-Lime Panna Cottas and Pumpkin-Almond Pancakes to Fudgy Flourless Brownies and Almond-Milk Creamed Spinach. If you're looking for some creative new ways to use up a half gallon (or simply craving new smoothie and shake ideas), check out this collection of incredible recipes using almond milk.
Apple Pie Smoothie
This apple pie smoothie is an easy way to treat yourself and pack some nutrients into your day. Ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground ginger, and a pinch of ground cloves give this smoothie that irresistible fall flavor.
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these corndogs. They taste like traditional corndogs, but with a unique and meatless twist—think that firm texture you recognize and love, paired with umami flavor, with a corn batter breading that’s both sweet and crunchy. When everything comes together, it’s a true treat and fun alternative for a vegan meal with kids.
Strawberry Bulgur Bowl
While you might not think of turning bulgur into porridge, it’s a delicious whole-grain breakfast with a texture similar to instant oatmeal. Mashed dates naturally sweeten and enrich almond milk for a creamy, satisfying bowl. You can make the porridge ahead and simply reheat briefly before serving; add the berries and nuts after heating the bulgur.
Instant Pot Carrot Halwa
A comfort food favorite, carrot halwa is warmly spiced, saccharine, and rich—like a hug in dessert form. The Instant Pot cuts down on the long process of simmering carrots in milk, slashing the prep time, cardamom adds a distinct floral flavor, and mace brings mild, warm pepperiness.
Zippy Almond Butter Sauce
Almond butter isn’t just for toast; it’s also a great base for savory sauces. Use this creamy condiment as a dip with chicken satay or baked tofu. Be sure to use plain unsweetened almond milk.
Copycat Starbucks Turmeric Latte
Skip the coffee line and make your own trendy golden latte at home.
Edamame, Okra, and Green Pea Korma
Slowly softening the onion and garlic is key to a silky, creamy blended sauce. If you have Madras curry powder, use it for slightly more heat and richer flavor; standard curry powder will also be great.
Berry-Banana Overnight Oats
Speed up your morning routine with a low-maintenance breakfast made the night before. Studies show frozen blueberries have considerably greater polyphenol concentrations than fresh, while most other nutrient levels are comparable between the two. Walnuts deliver a one-two punch of crunch and nutrition: They are a top nut for brain health thanks to the powerful combination of omega-3 fats, vitamin E, and antioxidants.
Cold Brew-Banana Smoothie
Who says you can't caffeinate and fill up on a hearty, wholesome breakfast smoothie all at the same time? In this cozy java concoction, prepared cold brew is blended into a banana and almond milk smoothie. Rather than using ice cubes, which will dilute the flavor of the smoothie, the cold brew is cleverly frozen. With a dash of cinnamon and agave nectar, this healthy breakfast smoothie tastes like banana bread in a glass.
Almond-Coconut Vanilla Halo Top Milkshake
Everybody's favorite low-calorie pint of ice cream transforms itself into a thick milkshake that you can feel good about. Unsweetened coconut adds a hint of tropical flavor without adding too much extra sweetness. If you don't have almond milk, substitute coconut milk for an even richer, silkier shake.
Pumpkin-Orange Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
If you're a fan of pumpkin desserts, look no further than these festive cookies. Fresh-squeezed orange juice and orange zest give these naturally colored pumpkin cookies a bright and crisp edge to compliment the deep fall flavors found in pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The milled flaxseed in this recipe provides a binder in place of using eggs and also provides some healthy omega-3's. These cookies are gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and can easily be made vegan by using vegan chocolate chips, and just as well can also be made nut-free by subbing the almond milk for water or regular milk.
Super Juiced Golden Milk
Look out, green juice: Golden milk is becoming the healthy drink du jour. Made with fresh turmeric, a root that's now more widely available in supermarkets, the creamy sip has an earthy-sweet flavor and anti-inflammatory benefits. We've gone for store-bought almond milk as the base, but if you want to make your own, omit the dates, vanilla, and salt here. You can also serve the golden milk hot, with a little coconut oil on top.
This creamy and dreamy queso dip is something that even the greatest non-vegans will appreciate. This queso is made with a blended puree of nutty and earthy cashews which lend a hearty flavor to this "cheese." The cashews are soaked for a few hours in water until they soften, and from there get blended up to make a rich and creamy base to this flavorful queso. With spices added in like cayenne pepper and cumin, this dip is the perfect flavorful addition to the appetizer table.
Fudgy Pudding Pops
The welcome surprise of avocado adds rich nutrients and a dreamy, silky texture.
Rich Dark Chocolate Smoothie
This super-chocolaty smoothie is a tasty nondairy option. Dates offer up lots of richness and a caramel-like sweetness—naturally. As a bonus, they also boost fiber by about 2g. The smoothie recipe is designed to make just one serving, since weekday breakfasts are often solo meals; you can easily double the ingredients to serve 2.
Blueberry Açaí Smoothie Bowl
Drink your morning smoothie from a bowl! With a variety of toppings, this easy breakfast movement is the healthiest way to turn a smoothie into a morning meal.
Strawberry-Lime Panna Cottas
The key to making these easy desserts is to soften the unflavored gelatin in cold water before dissolving in a hot liquid.
Chia Chai Pudding
For a delicious and healthy pudding, combine chia seeds with almond milk, a cooled chai tea mixture, and plain whole-milk yogurt and refrigerate for several hours. Before serving, top with toasted coconut flakes and mixed berries.
Banana and Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding
This delicious baked brown rice pudding tastes just like banana bread. Refrigerate leftovers for easy grab-and-go breakfasts.
Enjoy these gluten-free pancakes for breakfast or dinner topped with butter and drenched in maple syrup. Whole-grain corn flour gives them a cakier texture and adds some fiber, too.
Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream
This easy 4-ingredient ice cream comes together without an ice cream maker, and features the naturally sweet goodness of bananas and blueberries.
Fudgy Flourless Brownies
These incredible flourless brownies are gluten-free and oh so delicious. Chopped unsweetened chocolate and unsweetened cocoa provide the authentic chocolate flavor, while a little sugar and a handful of Medjool dates add just the right amount of sweetness.
Banana-Almond Butter French Toast Sandwiches
Breakfast sandwiches make us want to dance around the kitchen--especially when our panini press is involved. But you don't need a press to make this sandwich. Just cook it in a frying pan with some cooking spray, and press on it with the back of a spatula. Presto!
Peach Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait
You can make this Peach Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait for a light and healthy dessert, snack, or breakfast!
Horchata is a cinnamon-laced drink based on traditional agua frescas of Mexico and Guatemala. A frozen banana whirred up with the vanilla-flavored milk base creates a delicious shake.
Almond-Milk Creamed Spinach
This creamed spinach is so silky and light that you won't miss the cream. The crunchy bread crumb topping is a fantastic addition.
Chocolate Marble Cake
This decadent Bundt cake swaps out regular milk for almond milk without sacrificing any moistness or flavor.
Almond, Chocolate, and Toasted Coconut Shake
This tasty dessert shake will remind you of a candy bar.
Vanilla-Roasted Peach Pie
This healthy peach pie recipe features a crust of crushed graham crackers, a creamy Greek yogurt filling, and a topping of vanilla-scented fresh peach slices.