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Product Review: The Almond Cow Plant-Based Milk Maker

Spoiler alert: The Almond Cow is one of my favorite new products of 2020!

I’m pretty comfortable with making homemade nut milk using my Vitamix blender, a cheesecloth, and a lot of patience. HOWEVER, this one appliance has completely changed that for me.

There is NO mess. NO waiting. NO straining. It’s so simple!!


What is The Almond Cow?

The Almond Cow Milk Maker is a countertop plant-based milk maker. It is like a high-powered blender and strainer in one. You can use any nut, seed, or grain to make homemade fresh plant-based milk in moments. I’m talking less than a minute here, folks! 

While “almond” is in the name, that isn’t the limit. Get creative: Cashew, Oat, Coconut, Seeds, and blends galore. Did you know you can save watermelon seeds and make watermelon seed milk?! The possibilities are endless. I mostly use plant-based milk in my coffee and smoothies; so Cashew-Coconut-Vanilla and Honey-Oat tend to be my go-to blends.

The Almond Cow has opened up my mind and I’m excited about trying out new recipes and concoctions again!


Fresh milk at the touch of a button with NO WEIRD INGREDIENTS 


The absolute best part of this contraption: no messy pulp straining, no waste, easy cleanup. The milk is so, so, good. Absolutely filled with flavor (without soaking). 

Waaaaaay better than any store-bought non-dairy milks. 

I love that I don’t have to compromise on ingredients and can still enjoy true homemade plant-based milk with the help of a countertop device.


What’s in the box?

The Almond Cow retails for $195. It is all stainless steel (no plastic internal parts) and has the capacity to make 5-6 cups of alternative milk per batch. The machine plugs in while working, but easily packs away when not in use. It is very easy to wash the full stainless steel container, with all the electronic parts contained in the top. The blending element is also made of heavy-duty stainless steel.


Unboxing The Almond Cow Plant-Based Milk Maker

I highly recommend the Almond Cow Starter Set which includes the Milk Maker, Glass Storage Jug, and Jug Brush PLUS almonds (3 lbs), oats (3 lbs), coconut shreds (2 lbs), and cashew pieces (3 lbs). 

THIS IS SO MUCH STARTER MATERIAL. For reference, each batch (6 cups) of milk requires about 1/2-1 cup of nuts/grains/seeds. Therefore, there are about 30 batches (11.25 GALLONS) of plant-based milk available using ONLY the ingredients in the starter pack.  


Organic Ingredients for the Almond Cow

Testing it out: CocoCash Milk

The first milk I chose to make was the CoCoCash. I found this suggested recipe on the information card included with the Almond Cow Milk Maker. Since I had all the ingredients on hand, so it was an easy choice. 


The Almond Cow Milk-Maker Review

I added the cashew pieces, coconut, and a few dates into the filter basket. It was very simple to attach the basket onto the top of the almond cow and twist to secure. I added filtered water to the base, attached the top, plugged it in, and pushed the start button. 

The Almond Cow Milk Maker runs through 3 automatic blending stages. There is a light that indicates when the cycle is complete and milk is ready. 

I WAS SHOCKED when this took less than a minute. 

What?! How?! I thought the milk would be weak, watery, and tasteless. NOT TRUE. It is super creamy, better flavor than most store-bought milk, and maintains its consistency. Even the first warm sip was noticeably delicious. 



I poured it into the glass storage container and put it in the fridge. There’s some separation after sitting, but a quick shake brought it back to an even mixture. 

If you’ve made nut milk in the past you may be familiar with soaking, then blending, then straining. The whole process takes so much time, and is so messy. I talk myself out of it way too much and end up buying almond milk at the store. 

The Almond Cow is the easiest way to make nut milk I’ve ever seen.

There is NO soaking and NO messy straining. I simply remove the basket, pop the top of the almond cow into the included collector cup to catch any drips. 


The Almond Cow Review
The BEST plant-based milk you can make at home

The PULP Chronicles

The Almond Cow Milk Maker does a great job of directing you to their website to explore recipes for using up spent pulp. I’m a big fan of zero-waste cooking. 

The easiest option? Pulpmeal (You know, like, oatmeal). Don’t think this is a boring choice; Almond Cow has recipes for everything from Gingerbread Pulpmeal, Banana Bread Cashew Pulpmeal, Chocolate Mint Pulpmeal, to Lemon Raspberry Overnight Pulpmeal

I’ve also got my eye on a number of energy ball recipes like CocoCash Bites and Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles. 


Coco Cash Bites Non-Dairy Pulp Recipe
CoCoCashTM Bites from AlmondCow.Co

The library of recipes is incredible! Savory and sweet things alike. 


Other Intriguing Recipes using Plant-Based Milk and Pulp…

In addition to traditional plant-based milk blends, The Almond Cow Milk Maker can be used to make plant-based creamer. Instead of filling liquid in the entire base of the almond cow, the smaller collector cup is used to make a more concentrated version of plant-based beverage. 

Again, the library of recipes is memorizing. S’mores creamer with no artificial flavors or preservatives?! Red Velvet Creamer using beets?! Oh my!


Infusions

The filter basket is perfect for quickly infusing any beverage of choice. From pre-made milks, coffees, teas, or simply dressed-up water. [Watermelon-Mint, Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry Orange, etc]

I’m excited to try the White Chocolate Peppermint Infusion directly into coffee + milk for a super clean version of a Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha. 


Non-milked Beverages 

Although plant-based milks are the forte for the Almond Cow, you can also use this appliance to make infused lemonades (like pineapple lemonade), adult beverages (like bloody mary, sangria, and hot toddy), and festive drinks (like eggnog, mulled cider, and hot cocoa). 


I’m really excited to explore and test these out more this holiday season!


Almond Cow Organic Ingredients

Who is the Almond Cow ideal for?

For anyone who prefers non-dairy milk, 

For anyone who doesn’t like toxic oils, preservatives, and additives in their plant-based milk, 

For a person who needs simplicity to stick to things,

For someone who is a health-conscious foodie, 

THIS PRODUCT IS FOR YOU.  



CLICK HERE to get $10 off your first order at The Almond Cow!


Final Thoughts on The Almond Cow

I’m so impressed with The Almond Cow Milk Maker and the company behind it. 

I really don’t think I’ll ever be purchasing store bought milk again. The library of recipes is inspiring. I haven’t felt so excited to use an appliance since I bought my Instant Pot several years ago.

If you are wary of the dairy — You need an Almond Cow. No jokes!


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Kate Daugherty is a Functional Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist candidate specializing in mind-body wellness. She combines a science-based approach with natural therapies to bring the physiological body into balance. Kate offers nutritional consultation and functional medicine healing at her clinic, The Facility, in Denver, Colorado. Read more about her nutritional approach here and her background here.

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