Where does Almond Milk come from?


Kurt Olsen

Almond milk is a plant-based milk substitute with a fluid consistency and hazelnut flavor, although some varieties or brands are flavored to resemble cow’s milk. It is cholesterol- and lactose-free and minimal in saturated fat. Almond milk is frequently consumed by lactose-intolerant individuals and those who avoid dairy products, such as vegans.

Almond milk sold in stores is typically fortified with micronutrients and comes in sweetened, unsweetened, vanilla, and chocolate varieties. Additionally, it can be prepared at home with a blender, hazelnuts, and water.

Almond milk’s health benefits

Almond milk may include more components besides water, almonds, and vitamin and mineral additives, depending on the brand.

Almond milk tastes and feels silky-smooth.

Most individuals have no trouble digesting almond milk since it lacks lactose and has many of the same beneficial components as cow’s milk.

While individual brands may vary, on average, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk includes the following nutrients:

  • 45% of the DV for calcium and 25% for vitamin D. Both nutrients are essential for healthy bone and tooth development and maintenance.
  • Vitamin A (for healthy eyes), Vitamin B12 (for energy production), Vitamin E (an antioxidant), and Zinc (for a healthy immune system) are all abundant in these foods.
  • LDL cholesterol-free

How to use almond milk

You can use almond milk in almost any way you use regular (dairy) milk!

  • Consider trying to sip on some cold almond milk.
  • Using it in place of milk in baked goods, smoothies, and other dishes
  • Use it instead of creamer in your morning coffee, pour it over cereal, or use it to make oatmeal.

Instructions for storing

  • Almond milk is available in both refrigerated and shelf-stable packaging. Once unsealed, the product should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Once the container has been unsealed, it must be consumed within approximately one week.

What can almond milk be used for?

No-Bake Cookies

Yield: about 30 cookies

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups oats
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)


  1. Bring the butter, sugar, almond milk, and cocoa powder to a boil in a saucepan for one minute or until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the peanut butter, cereals, and vanilla (if using).
  3. Drop portions of the mixture onto wax paper or aluminum foil to form cookies.
  4. Allow the biscuits to settle until they have set.

Serving suggestion: Enjoy with a glass of almond milk on the side.

Tomato Basil Soup

Yield: 4 servings

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 40 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or other
    cooking oil)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes (low sodium, if possible)
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  •  3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil


  1. In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until translucent and tender. Add garlic and cook until aromatic.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and broth. If desired, add black pepper to give the dish a little bite.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Carefully puree the broth using a food processor or blender, then return it to the saucepan.
  6. Stir in the almond milk and basil, then simmer for at least 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

If desirable, serve with toasted bread or a salad on the side.

Is almond milk made Out Of Cow’s milk?

Almond milk contains no cow’s milk or other animal products, making it an excellent choice for vegans, lactose-intolerant individuals, and those who are averse to milk. Numerous individuals are lactose intolerant and unable to metabolize it completely.

What are the disadvantages of almond milk?

The consequences of almond milk include digestive issues.

  • Almonds can cause digestive issues such as vertigo, abdominal pain, dysentery, and colon issues if you consume too many of their essential nutrients and minerals.
  • Nut sensitivities.
  • High sugar content.
  • Effect on the thyroid.
  • Problems with babies.

Is almond milk good or bad for you?

Almond milk is an excellent vitamin E source for a healthy immune and cardiovascular system. Several studies have demonstrated a correlation between high vitamin E intake and a reduced risk of cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Is almond milk made just from almonds?

Almond milk comprises pulverized almonds and water, but other ingredients may be added depending on the variety. Although it is reasonably simple to create at home, most people purchase it premade. Almonds and water are integrated and then strained to remove residue during processing. This results in a uniform liquid.

Is almond milk 100% vegan?

In most cases, almond milk may be consumed by vegans. Plant milk may be consumed on a vegan diet as long as it does not include any additives that are made from animal products. Almond milk is typically produced from almonds and water. However, honey, which is not part of a vegan’s diet, is occasionally added to certain brands of almond milk.

Contact Us

For more information or to make comments and suggestions, please contact:
Kurt Olsen
Dairy Development Coordinator, Missouri Department of Agriculture
Phone: (573) 291-5704
E-mail: [email protected]