How To Sweeten Almond Milk At Home

Introduction

Out of all the non-dairy milk alternatives, almond milk is, in my opinion, the thinnest and least flavorful. Almond milk was the first non-dairy milk I had tried once I transitioned to a vegan diet. After that, I found my first Whole Foods Market, and my eyes were open to all of the possibilities—oat milk, macadamia milk, hazelnut milk, quinoa milk, rice milk—the list goes on and on!

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Compared to other non-dairy milk varieties, almond milk is possibly the cheapest and easy to find (especially if you find yourself traveling or limited with options at your local grocery store). Normally, I buy Almond Breeze’s Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, as it contains less processed sugars and calories than the sweetened versions. Learning how to sweeten unsweetened almond milk at home is actually quite a quick and simple endeavor and much more affordable money and health-wise than buying alternatives that contain grams and grams of added processed sugars. 

That’s why in this article, I’m going to be showing you how to make almond milk taste better by adding a touch of sweetness in the kitchen. 

What You Will Need To Follow This Tutorial

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A majority of the ingredients and equipment listed are optional. It mainly depends on the individual’s taste and what they prefer to obtain their sweetness from. This can be agave syrup, honey (if you’re a honey vegan), maple syrup, stevia (if you want fewer calories), organic sugar (coconut, white, or cane sugar if you enjoy more processed sugars).

It’s important to note that I listed “Organic Sugar” to prevent any mistakes in buying brands that use bone char to process sugar. Not all brands use this method, which is why researching can be essential. A majority of “organic” brands are safe to use as they do not use the method of processing sugar with bone char. 

Ingredients

  • Maple Syrup (Optional)
  • Vanilla Extract (Optional)
  • Almond Extract (Optional)
  • Agave Syrup (Optional)
  • Stevia (Optional)
  • Organic Sugar (Coconut, Cane, White) (Optional
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk (Try this Unsweetened Almond Milk)

Equipment

  • 1 Spoon (Optional–Can Use a Small Whisk, Fork, or Straw)
  • 1 Teaspoon Measuring Utensil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Measuring Utensil 

Step By Step Instructions

We’ve provided step-by-step instructions on how to sweeten your almond milk at home. No need to stress about where to start and what to do next. Follow these easy-to-follow instructions and make your first batch of home-sweetened almond milk. 

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Now, this is up to the individual’s preference. I have listed optional ingredients, like the sweeteners, for the individual to choose from. It is not necessary to combine all of these sweeteners (unless you enjoy mixing sweeteners, then that is up to you). 

Step 2: Pick Your Sweetener

Next, pick your sweetener. It is not necessary to add the sweetener to a whole carton of almond milk. It is more preferable to sweeten the almond milk based on a single, or so, serving size. 

You can always switch up the sweetener with each new serving to get a taste for different combinations.

Step 3: Pick Your Flavor

I’ve listed “almond extract” and “vanilla extract” under the ingredients list. This is an optional step for any that would like to add an extra hint of “vanilla” or “almond” in their almond milk.

If this step is used, make sure to combine it with a sweetener. Extracts are not sweet. Adding, let’s say, vanilla extract together with agave syrup into the cup of almond milk will create that necessary addition of sweetness and flavor to improve your almond milk.

Step 4: Measure The Almond Milk

Pour the almond milk either into a measuring cup or a mason jar. Start with a single cup of almond milk to get a feel for measuring out the sweeteners (and extract, if used).

Step 5: Combine Sweetener And Extract

Measure out 1 teaspoon of your sweetener of choice. Pour into the cup of almond milk. If using one of the extracts, measure out ¼ teaspoon (or 1 teaspoon if you prefer a stronger taste). Combine into almond milk along with the sweetener of choice. 

Step 6: Mix

Using a spoon or hand mixer, mix ingredients together until thoroughly combined.

Step 7: Enjoy

Now that the sweetener, extract (if used), and almond milk have been combined, you can enjoy your homemade, sweetened almond milk! 

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Tips And Tricks

If you wish to sweeten a larger quantity of almond milk, you can combine 1 tablespoon of the sweetener of your choice with 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk. For extracts, combine 1 teaspoon of the extract of your choice with 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk. 

Do you love chocolate milk? You can make homemade chocolate milk with almond milk! All you need is 2 tablespoons of cocoa or cacao powder, 1 tablespoon of the sweetener of your choice, and 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk. Stir and combine together and you have homemade Chocolate Almond Milk!

Do you like chai? Try this combination together! Combine ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of sweetener of choice, ⅛ teaspoon cloves, and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg with 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk. Stir to combine thoroughly. The longer the spices sit in the almond milk the stronger the taste becomes. You now have Chai Almond Milk! 

Conclusion

Did you find this article informative? Make sure to leave a comment below to tell us what you think or if you have any questions. Don’t forget to share this informative article on “How To Sweeten Almond Milk” and tag us on social media showing the final product!

 how to make almond milk taste better

Almond can be a delicious treat if you sweeten it just right. Make sure to try the “Chocolate Almond Milk” and “Chai Almond Milk” recipes we provided and let us know what you think! Don’t be afraid to sweeten your almond milk at home. It’s simple and delicious, without processed sugars added to it. You control the amount of sweetness in your almond milk! 

Don’t forget to share this article and show us what you used to sweeten and flavor your almond milk!

How To Sweeten Almond Milk At Home

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A majority of the ingredients and equipment listed are optional. It mainly depends on the individual’s taste and what they prefer to obtain their sweetness from. This can be agave syrup, honey (if you’re a honey vegan), maple syrup, stevia (if you want fewer calories), organic sugar (coconut, white, or cane sugar if you enjoy more processed sugars). It’s important to note that I listed “Organic Sugar” to prevent any mistakes in buying brands that use bone char to process sugar. Not all brands use this method, which is why researching can be essential. A majority of “organic” brands are safe to use as they do not use the method of processing sugar with bone char. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • 1 Spoon (Optional--Can Use a Small Whisk, Fork, or Straw)
  • 1 Teaspoon Measuring Utensil
  • ¼ Teaspoon Measuring Utensil

Ingredients
  

  • Maple Syrup Optional
  • Vanilla Extract Optional
  • Almond Extract Optional
  • Agave Syrup Optional
  • Stevia Optional
  • Organic Sugar Coconut, Cane, White (Optional
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk Try this Unsweetened Almond Milk

Instructions
 

  • We’ve provided step-by-step instructions on how to sweeten your almond milk at home. No need to stress about where to start and what to do next. Follow these easy-to-follow instructions and make your first batch of home-sweetened almond milk.
  • Now, this is up to the individual’s preference. I have listed optional ingredients, like the sweeteners, for the individual to choose from. It is not necessary to combine all of these sweeteners (unless you enjoy mixing sweeteners, then that is up to you).
  • Next, pick your sweetener. It is not necessary to add the sweetener to a whole carton of almond milk. It is more preferable to sweeten the almond milk based on a single, or so, serving size.
  • You can always switch up the sweetener with each new serving to get a taste for different combinations.
  • I’ve listed “almond extract” and “vanilla extract” under the ingredients list. This is an optional step for any that would like to add an extra hint of “vanilla” or “almond” in their almond milk.
  • If this step is used, make sure to combine it with a sweetener. Extracts are not sweet. Adding, let’s say, vanilla extract together with agave syrup into the cup of almond milk will create that necessary addition of sweetness and flavor to improve your almond milk.
  • Pour the almond milk either into a measuring cup or a mason jar. Start with a single cup of almond milk to get a feel for measuring out the sweeteners (and extract, if used).
  • Measure out 1 teaspoon of your sweetener of choice. Pour into the cup of almond milk. If using one of the extracts, measure out ¼ teaspoon (or 1 teaspoon if you prefer a stronger taste). Combine into almond milk along with the sweetener of choice.
  • Using a spoon or hand mixer, mix ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
  • Now that the sweetener, extract (if used), and almond milk have been combined, you can enjoy your homemade, sweetened almond milk!

Notes

Do you like chai? Try this combination together! Combine ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of sweetener of choice, ⅛ teaspoon cloves, and ¼ teaspoon nutmeg with 4 cups of unsweetened almond milk. Stir to combine thoroughly. The longer the spices sit in the almond milk the stronger the taste becomes. You now have Chai Almond Milk! 
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