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
Make a “bowl” from non-stick dehydrator sheet by folding up all the edges and fastening them with clips.
Place empty bowl on dehydrator tray. Pour in 2 cups of almond milk.
Dehydrate at 135°F/57C for 15-18 hours or until milk is completely dry and brittle.
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.
So what is the yield of powder for each 2 cups almond milk?
1 cup milk=2 tablespoons of powder
I have been trying to find out if I need to make oat milk first or if I can just use oat powder, any ideas?
Hello! Is it the same method using cashew milk?
Why not? Just look on a fat content
Is the moisture content to high in this to put it in the molar bags with oxygen absorbers for several years storage.
Almond Milk Powder can’t be stored for years. It contains some fat, so should be used as quickly as possible, before it goes rancid.
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?
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.
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….
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.
@Patrick – yes, you can do this. Using a vitamix, you blend almond flour and water to make almond milk. Optionally if you want to flavor it, you can use vanilla or almond extract and a little maple syrup…and a pinch of salt.
Do you know what the shelf life is after dehydrated? Any experience freeze drying it?
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.
Can this be done in an oven with parchment paper? I would love to try, but I don’t have a dehydrator.
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.
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.)