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Dehydrating123: How To Make Almond Milk Powder

Whether you’re a vegan, sensitive to milk or just don’t like the taste of cow milk, almond milk is a great alternative.

This light, delicious drink is more beneficial and nutritious than ordinary dairy milk. It’s low in fat, but high in energy, proteins, and fiber. Almond milk is a rich source of vitamins (C, B-6, E) and minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and zinc).

Almond milk could be easily dehydrated for longer storage or for using in dairy-free, gluten-free backpacking meals or drinks.

How to make almond milk powder

Step 1
Make a  “bowl” from non-stick dehydrator sheet by folding up all the edges and fastening them with clips.

almond milk powder step 1

Step 2
Place empty bowl on dehydrator tray. Pour in  2 cups of almond milk.

almond milk powder step 2

Step 3
Dehydrate at 135°F/57C for 15-18 hours or until milk is completely dry and brittle.

Step 4
Grind dried milk pieces into a fine powder using a coffee grinder.  Store almond milk powder in an air tight container or zip-lock bag in a dark, cool place.

To make one cup of almond milk pour 2 tablespoons of powder into a mug. Mix to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold or hot water. Add the rest of the water and whisk for 20 seconds.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Mike Sabo on May 8, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Tanya,

    Great idea! I tried this using my homemade almond milk. Only difference is I freeze dried the liquid milk. Then when I tried to grind the powder it turned into a dough, almost like almond butter. Any ideas how to keep it a nice dry powder when grinding/milling?

    Thanks,
    Mike

    • Tanya Krezevska on May 10, 2019 at 1:22 pm

      Hi Mike! Probably, you ground it on very high speed. Another reason is that almond milk bark wasn’t dry enough or contained too much fat.

  2. Patrick on January 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Tanya

    I’m going to ask a silly question but….. is there any way of making a powder by simply grinding down the nuts really fine and then adding water? Rather than dehydrating existing milk and then re-adding water later….

    Thanks!

    • Tanya Krezevska on January 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Patrick! In order to get almond milk powder, you have to make the milk itself first. This is a simple process, but it’s not like grinding nuts into powder then adding water.

  3. Joan Haney on October 2, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Do you know what the shelf life is after dehydrated? Any experience freeze drying it?
    Thanks,
    Joan

    • Tanya Krezevska on October 3, 2017 at 8:33 am

      Hi Joan! I kept almond milk powder in zip lock bag for a couple of months. For longer storage I’d recommend to vacuum seal it and keep in freezer.

  4. Nicole on June 17, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Can this be done in an oven with parchment paper? I would love to try, but I don’t have a dehydrator.

    • Tanya Krezevska on June 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Nocole! It is technically possible if your oven has a convection settings. And yes, you can use parchment paper instead of non-stick sheet.

  5. Kiki on March 18, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Bless you! I was trying to figure out how to make powdered cashew creamer for my morning coffee. Will try this in my Excalibur with homemade cashew cream. (One cup cashews to one cup water, blended for 3 minutes, plus cinnamon and nutmeg.)

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