Almond milk is a great non-dairy milk option that many people really enjoy. It contains more calcium than cow milk, and it also has vitamins such as vitamin E and D.
If you can't have dairy for whatever reason, almond milk is a really great choice to have.
But the flavor can get a little repetitive after a while, and you might want to switch it up a bit.
Luckily, there are a lot of ways you can alter the taste of almond milk. You can make it sweeter, enhance its flavor, or just completely change the way it tastes by adding different flavors. Plus, all of it is relatively easy to do and won't take up much of your time.
The rest of this article is going to go into all the details on the different ways that you can change the taste of your almond milk, so that you will hopefully find a few things you like.
How to Make Almond Milk Taste Sweeter
If you already enjoy the taste of almond milk, you may just be looking for a way to make it sweeter without using the typical white sugar that you find in most homes.
Adding these ingredients will add sweetness to the almond milk without drastically changing the flavor.
Honey is a great way to easily sweeten your almond milk.
With honey, it's very easy to control the amount you are putting in so that you can get the milk to the exact sweetness you are looking for.
However, if you don't particularly like the taste of honey, this one probably isn't for you.
You will definitely be able to tell that there is honey in this drink, so only use it if you enjoy that flavor.
Agave syrup is a great sweetener for many different things.
It's similar to maple syrup but without the maple flavor, so all it really adds is a nice sweetness.
It also tends to be cheaper than maple syrup, which is great if you are looking for something more budget friendly.
Dates are a great natural way to make your almond milk sweeter.
All you have to do is add your desired amount of milk to a blender with a couple of dates.
Start out with a smaller amount of dates, because you can always add more if it's not sweet enough.
Date syrup is also sold in some stores and you can just put that right into your milk without blending. Just make sure it only has one ingredient—dates! Here's a good brand.
How To Enhance The Taste of Almond Milk
This is great if you are a person who likes the taste of almond milk but thinks that it's too mild.
These ingredients will enhance the natural flavor of almond milk and leave you with a bolder and more flavorful result.
Vanilla almond milk is pretty common, but the flavor often comes from artificial flavors or “natural flavors'' which are far from natural, as shown in this video from FlavCity that explains exactly what natural flavors are.
Instead, we suggest buying plain unsweetened almond milk (or make it yourself) and adding your own vanilla extract.
The general rule is about 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract per cup of almond milk.
Of course, this is just a guideline and you are free to add however much your heart desires to get that perfect flavor.
If you really enjoy the taste of almonds and want to enhance this part of the milk, almond extract is a great way to do so.
It will make your milk have a more rich and nutty flavor and really bring out the almonds in it.
Same as vanilla extract, you should use about 1/2 teaspoon per cup, but again, this is just a guideline.
Pinch of Salt
Salt is always a good seasoning to bring out the flavor of any food or drink.
You may be skeptical, but adding just a pinch to your almond milk will subtly make it more rich and bold.
How to Change The Flavor of Almond Milk
Now, if you're someone who simply doesn't enjoy the taste of almond milk, you're probably looking for a way to consume it so that you can still reap its benefits.
Furthermore, you may be someone who likes almond milk but just wants to try something different.
Either way, know that these ingredients will change the flavor of almond milk, and it can be fun to experiment with which ones you like.
All of these also benefit from adding some sort of sweetener!
If you're a fan of chocolate milk, you can't go wrong with adding a little cocoa to your almond milk.
Just toss it in a blender and add the amount that you like (the general rule is about 2 tbsp cocoa per cup of almond milk).
You can also use a hand mixer/frother to mix cocoa into your almond milk.
Who doesn't love a little cinnamon every now and then?
Sprinkling this in your almond milk will make for a nice, cozy tasting drink, whether it's heated up or cold.
Fresh fruit is a great addition to your almond milk.
You can throw the strawberries and the drink in a blender together and blend them until smooth for a nice strawberry flavored drink.
Alternatively, you could crush the strawberries with a fork or mortar and pestle and just pour them into the milk.
This is good if you want some different textures, and it will still give your milk that strawberry flavor.
Peanut butter is super delicious and it will add an extra nutty flavor to your almond milk.
Just put about 1 tbsp of peanut butter per cup of almond milk and blend them together.
Some people also use peanut butter powder, in which case you can just pour the powder into the milk, mix it up, and enjoy.
Pumpkin spice is such a nice flavor, whether it's in the fall or in the summer.
You can sprinkle the seasoning straight into your almond milk, or you can get a pumpkin spice flavored syrup and use that instead.
Let's be honest, salted caramel is delicious in pretty much any drink.
Just drizzle as much as you like in your almond milk, mix it up, and it is sure to be a hit.
How to Make Unsweetened Almond Milk Taste Better on Keto Diet
A lot of the items listed above are suitable for people on a keto diet.
The best thing to sweeten your almond milk with would be dates, since agave and honey are not keto friendly.
You can enhance the flavors of the milk with vanilla or almond extracts, and adding salt could actually be helpful since you are supposed to consume more salt on a keto diet.
Things that you can flavor your almond milk with on the keto diet include strawberries, cocoa powder, and cinnamon.
You can also use peanut butter if you plan out the correct amount.
Furthermore, if you want salted caramel, there are plenty of keto recipes out there if you don't mind doing some work in the kitchen.
How to Make Almond Milk Taste Better in Coffee
One of the best ways to make almond milk taste better in coffee is to add a little bit of sweetener.
Even if you don't typically sweeten your coffee, adding just a little bit will balance out the flavors between the almond milk and the coffee, making it taste a lot better.
You can also add things like cocoa or salted caramel if you want to change the flavor.
If you are having hot coffee, you should heat up the almond milk to about the same temperature as the coffee before adding it in.
This will make it less likely to curdle, and it will result in a smoother texture.
As you can see, there are many ways to make almond milk taste better. From sweeteners to different flavors, there are a lot of things you can do to try and enjoy almond milk more.
We hope that this article has inspired you to try some new concoctions with your almond milk.