The question that used to be so simple has now become more complicated than ever. That question is: “Would you like milk with that?” Simply followed by what used to be a yes or no answer.

Now the question is “Would you like milk with that? We have full cream, skim, raw, lactose free, soy, almond, rice, coconut, oat, cashew, goat, sunflower seed, and camel (yes camel but that’s a whole different story).

So, which are we to choose in this world of many milk/mylk options? (FYI mylk is the word is used to describe non-dairy milk products)

Here we are going to discuss almond milk and how you can make it at home.

We see it plastered all over our Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook with the hashtags #vegan #healthy #foodie. So, if everyone is doing it, it must be good right? Not always but in this case…yes it is! Let me explain why.

Whether you are vegan, lactose intolerant or just looking for a healthier milk option, almond milk is a great alternative and not to mention DELICIOUS!

If you choose to purchase your Almond Milk from a supermarket, try to opt for unsweetened, as it has no syrups added. When adding almond milk to coffee, if you find it curdles, this is because of the acidic levels of the coffee you are using. I use ground coffee in a plunger then add the almond milk after – works perfectly every time.

Almonds are rich in nutrients such as protein, fibre, Vitamin E, magnesium, selenium, manganese, zinc, potassium, iron, phosphorus, tryptophan and calcium.

Almond milk has no cholesterol and is often recommended to lower blood-sugar levels and to treat constipation.

6 benefits of almond milk

1. Weight management

Almond Milk has a lot less calories than both full cream milk and skim milk.

2. Heart health

There’s no cholesterol or saturated fat in almond milk. It’s also low in sodium and high in healthy fats; this is fantastic for preventing heart disease.

3. Lactose free

Easier to digest! The cleaner your digestive system is, the better your body will function and the more energy you will have! What’s not to love about that?

3. Gives you glowing skin

Almond Milk is high in Vitamin E, which is crucial for healthy glowing skin.

4. Strong Muscles

Almond Milk contains protein and also a form of vitamin B that has been proven to work in conjunction with other nutrients like iron to regulate muscle strength and growth.

5. Eye health

High in Vitamin A, which plays a very important role in eye health. With the amount of technology in our daily lives, it is extremely important to take care of our eyes by keeping our intake of Vitamin A high.

6. Immune system

Coming into the colder months, us ladies (and men) need to stay as healthy as possible by ensuring we are getting enough nutrients to keep our immune system strong.

So, how can you make your own Almond Milk? Easy!

Step 1: Soak one cup of raw almonds in water overnight. Leave extra water to allow for swelling.

Step 2: Remove almonds from water. For a less gritty texture, remove skins. Toast for a richer flavour.

Step 3: Place almonds in a blender with two cups of water. Blend until creamy.

Step 4: You can add flavouring such as cinnamon or honey, and then blend again.

Step 5: Strain mixture through cheesecloth or a fine strainer to separate pulp. Drink. For a creamier version, leave covered in the fridge overnight. It will keep for up to a week.

I’d love to hear what your favourite Milk/Mylk is, please comment below.


  • We have been using either rice mylk or oat milk in cereal and almond mylk for warm drinks and to blend in smoothies due to ongoing dietary issues for a bit. Coconut Mylk is good in stews and gravies but not so much in warm drinks, I find.

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  • wow that’s cool to know that you can make your own. does that save money?

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  • Full cream or skim milk for me. I just haven’t jumped on the soy/almond/lactose free etc bandwagon.

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  • We’re on Soy Milk here (dairy intolerances) but after reading this I may just try Almond Milk for myself. Thanks for the great info.

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  • Have used Oat milk for ages to lower cholesterol and also it makes the morning porridge taste so much better.

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  • Yum, we LOVE almond milk and make it ourselves :) We use either almond milk or raw milk from the farm and here and there coconut milk/cream

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  • Thanks for the tip on making almond milk – it’s expensive to buy so this is a great idea!

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  • I met a lady the other day who was trying goats milk! – I thought that was only used to make soap! – there is so many choices now on the market all with their own added health benefit claims! I will stick to good old fashioned full fat cows milk please

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  • I use almond milk in my morning porridge.

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  • I love full cream milk

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  • This is so true!
    So many types so little time lol

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  • I must admit that I haven’t tried Almond Milk as yet but, after reading about all the benefits outlined in this article – I’ll definitely try it! If I like it, I may even be tempted to make my own!

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  • I have tried some different milks in cooking. There is now a wide variety of milk and I bet quite a job for baristas to get right!

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  • Ive never had any other milk but full cream/full fat milk.

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  • I haven’t tried almond milk yet, but after reading all the benefits I will try store bought almond milk first and then perhaps I’ll venture into making it myself.

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