Almond Cow Review: Make almond milk in 30 seconds

Sep 5, 2018 (Last updated Feb 12, 2021) by Hannah Sunderani

Almond Cow Review: Make almond milk in 30 seconds

**UPDATED CODE as of Feb.1 2021**

$15 OFF Almond Cow machine with the discount code “TWOSPOONS” at checkout.

Hi guys!

Today I’m sharing an Almond Cow review on their plant-based milk machine, and how to make homemade almond milk in 30 seconds. Say WHAT!? Homemade almond milk in just 30 seconds? It’s unprecedented isn’t it?

You might already know that I am a sucker for homemade almond milk. I absolutely love the stuff! And much prefer making my own than buying store bought. Homemade almond milk is so much richer, creamier and more lush than store bought. Like a fine wine you want to savour each sip, and let it linger on your taste-buds.

Typically, I make homemade almond milk by adding all the ingredients to my blender, and then passing the liquid through a nut milk bag. I squeeze to get out all the juices while holding in the pulverized nuts. The total process usually takes 10 minutes, which isn’t that long considering you’re left with liquid gold.

But, we might not all have time for the homemade almond milk making shenanigans, and I get it. We are busy people with things to do and people to see. Some of us have kids, some of us have work deadlines keeping us at the office until ungodly hours, and some of us frankly might not want to spend their extra time squeezing nuts for almond milk. Fortunately for you folks, there is a solution to getting homemade almond milk in just 30 seconds. 

Compliments to Almond Cow, who created a machine designed specifically for making homemade almond milk, you can have the creamy liquid in just 30 seconds with the click of a button. (Or any kind of plant-based milk you wish).

So, let me share this Almond Cow review to see if this milk machine is suitable for you.

Almond Cow Review

Here’s how it works: 

  1. Add your ingredients of choice to the filter basket (I like almonds and dates)
  2. Fasten the filter basket to the mixer, and twist to secure
  3. Fill the machine with water up to the “fill line”
  4. Attach the head to the machine, and press the button to blend for 30 seconds.

It doesn’t get more simple than that! The end results is a creamy homemade almond milk without fuss or straining (literally). It’s a dream machine for us homemade almond milk lovers.

But, this Almond Cow review wouldn’t be a review without listing some pros and cons. And so before you make the purchase I want to focus on how this machine compares to using a nut milk bag, or buying store bought. So here are the pros and cons I found to using Almond Cow.

Almond Cow Machine

Nut Milk Bag

Almond Cow Review Pros:

  • Time – we can’t deny that homemade almond milk in 30 seconds is a vegans dream! A machine like this makes it easier to opt-in for homemade almond milk vs. buying store-bought. Although using a nut milk bag takes only 10 minutes, I know the feeling of not being in the mood to get out your bag and squeeze. Making it too easy to pick up a few tetra packs of store-bought almond milk at the grocery store instead. The Almond Cow is a great solution for busy bees who want homemade almond milk pronto with little effort. 
  • Cleaning – Since Almond Cow is made of stainless steel it’s easy to clean. It took just seconds to wash it down with a sponge. A nut milk bag is trickier because it’s material based. So I spend more time rinsing it thoroughly, hanging to dry, and occasionally putting it in the laundry.
  • Quality – BOTH Almond Cow and a nut milk bag make creamier, thicker and more flavourful almond milk than store bought. Since it’s homemade you control the sweetness, and know exactly what’s in it; no unnecessary additives or thickeners needed. The Almond Cow certainly makes creamier milk than any store-bought nut milks I’ve tried. Personally, I find using a nut milk bag yields a creamier almond milk. You’re putting in the extra effort of squeezing out all the juices, which the filter basket itself cannot do. It’s also creamier because you have even more control over the almond to water ratio, adding more almonds or less water if desired. With the Almond Cow it’s better to follow the ratios recommended by the company, adding enough water to reach the “min line” and generally 1 cup total of soaked nuts. The ratios gave a less creamy homemade almond than I’m used to when using a nut milk bag, but only slightly.

Almond Cow Review Cons:

  • Price – this one is a biggie. The Almond Cow machine is pricey. Especially when you compare it to the price of a nut milk bag, which is $6-12 on Amazon. The Almond Cow costs $195 USD. So it’s a bit of an investment. Keep in mind, unlike a pricey mixer that blends many different things, this machine is solely for making plant-based milks. (Like an ice-cream maker, or SodaStream). Although the machine has a 1-year warranty which is good, a nut milk bag is made durable to last a long time. I’ve had my nut milk bag for 3 years with no issues of tearing or breaking. And I use it a lot. So in terms of price and longevity the nut milk bag is the winner. However, if you compare the price of Almond Cow to buying store bought almond milk you’re better off. Of course, nut milks are all priced differently, but Almond Cow predicts that you’re saving about 30-50% on every homemade bottle versus store brands.
  • Size – The Almond Cow is quite large, taking up as much space on your counter top as a blender. This might not be of concern to you, especially if you have a kitchen with lots of counter space and storage space. I live downtown and my kitchen is small. So counter/storage space is a precious commodity. A nut milk bag in comparison takes up much less space. It’s about the size of a napkin that can easily fold and tuck away. So if you’re limited for space, again the nut milk bag is a better option. In comparison to tetra packs of almond milk, however, it’s clear that the machine will take up less space. It’s typical to have 4-6 tetra packs on hand in my cupboard, so if you replace that with the Almond Cow you’ve created some valuable real-estate to spare.

To buy to not to buy? 

The answer depends on you and your needs. If time and ease are important to you then the Almond Cow is a clear winner. But if money and space is of importance, and you’re willing to put in a bit more effort for the same result then a nut milk bag is for you. But both are definitely better than store bought milk in terms of quality, cost, taste and space – trust me, once you try the homemade stuff you’ll never go back.

Almond Cow Review

If you’re undecided, I’d recommend to first try making homemade almond milk using a nut milk bag. You can buy one off amazon for $6-12. Or, you can even sub in a pair of tights or a thin t-shirt if you don’t want to purchase a nut milk bag (although it’s a bit more finicky). Then, you can see for yourself whether you like straining it, or if you find it too much effort. If you then realize it’s too much effort you’ve only spent $6 to be really sure that the Almond Cow is for you.

If the Almond Cow machine is for you then I can offer you a small discount for $15 OFF with the discount code “TWOSPOONS” at checkout. (this discount code is never to expire). 

Whether you’re still contemplating or not, it’s definitely worth checking out Almond Cow’s website for different types of plant-based milks you can create using their machine. They have a lot of really creative ideas! And generally I love what this company is doing in terms of supporting sustainable living, minimizing waste, and empowering us to make healthier food choices. Best of all they are making it EASY to make positive change with their hassle free machine. It’s companies like these I’m rooting for.

I do hope that this post is useful in making your decision. Whether it’s purchasing the Almond Cow, or using a nut milk bag, one thing is for sure: homemade almond milk will change your drinking game.

Cheers to that.

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  1. The almond cow strain the milk where there’s no little grains left? The nut bag I get none at all so that’s important to me. How good does it strain? And I add vanilla and dates to mine so I would include all in compartment?

    I’m looking for a fast machine to do the same thing nut bag and vitamix does.

    • Hi Dee! The almond cow is great at straining with no little grains left. Everything stays trapped well in the compartment. You’ll put all the ingredients in the compartment when using the almond cow (including your vanilla bean and dates). The water will be poured directly into the stainless steel milk maker. If you’re using vanilla extract, you can pour it directly into the stainless steel milk maker with the water. Hope that helps!

  2. Are the cookies in the picture made with almond meal? If so, could you share the recipe?

    • Hi Linda! I don’t have a specific place that I buy my nuts. Typically from the bulk section of grocery stores like Wholefoods and Longos. I also sometimes buy from Bulk Barn. 🙂

  3. Who is the manufacturer of the Almond Cow machine?
    What country is it made in?
    When was this product made?
    How does it compare with the Vitamix Blender?

    • Hi Della! If you’re interested in knowing the ins and outs of the Almond Cow machine I recommend checking out their website under “help.” They provide all the details. As for how it compares to the Vitamix, please see the blog post pros and cons where I speak to how it compares to making almond milk in a blender.

  4. How did you find the pulp from the Almond Cow compared to pulp from a nut milk bag? Were you able to use the pulp from the Almond Cow for other recipes?

    • Hi Bailey. You can absolutely use the pulp from the Almond Cow to make other recipes. My recommendation is to try and remove as much liquid from the pulp as possible. You can do this by taking a wooden spoon and pressing the pulp inside the holding container to remove more liquid. Then, feel free to use the pulp in other recipes!