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
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
Copycat Starbucks Turmeric Latte
Edamame, Okra, and Green Pea Korma
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
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
Strawberry-Lime Panna Cottas
Chia Chai Pudding
Banana and Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding
Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream
Fudgy Flourless Brownies
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!