Almond Milk Recipes to Satisfy Every Creamy Craving

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Whether you're lactose intolerant or are choosing to use a dairy-free alternative, these almond milk recipes prove there is so much more you can make with this ingredient than just smoothies. From cookies to queso to cocktails, these almond milk recipes will inspire you to go, well, nuts.

01 of 09

Zucchini Mac and Cheese

Courtesy of iFoodReal

While the blue box of mac and cheese will always excite your inner child, the homemade version tastes infinity better. Shredded zucchini, nut milk, and cheddar cheese form the creamy sauce for this almond milk recipe.

02 of 09

Vegan Green Chili Queso

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Being vegan doesn't mean you need to miss out on all your Mexican favorites, including queso. This healthy dip recipe gets its velvety texture from unsweetened almond milk, nutritional yeast, flour, and vegan butter. Serrano peppers, cumin, and green chilies bring the heat.

03 of 09

No-Bake Cookies with Almond Milk

Courtesy of Purely Kate

Almond milk (psst: vanilla would taste amazing), peanut butter, and oats are the stars of this show. You can make these cookies in 10 minutes without ever needing to turn on the oven or wait for them to bake! After all, when it comes to almond milk recipes, the quicker the better. (And the same goes for these no-bake, no-oven-needed desserts.)

04 of 09

Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Courtesy of Build Your Bites

Almond milk seems like an odd choice for mashed potatoes, but the flavor is masked by the onion and garlic. Make a double batch for the holidays because this dairy-free, vegan almond milk recipe will disappear quickly.

05 of 09

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Sometimes your über-healthy green smoothie is the last thing you want for breakfast; you'd rather have a chocolaty pastry. This almond milk recipe lets you have both. Hidden zucchini and applesauce are mixed with whole-wheat flour and unsweetened almond milk for a better-for-you muffin. The cocoa powder and chocolate chips will make it feel like you're devouring a bakery cupcake. (Love muffins in the morning? Check out these quick and healthy muffin recipes.)

06 of 09

Almond Milk Vegetarian Curry

Courtesy of Waiting on Martha

Most curries use coconut milk, but they can be full of fat and high in calories. This almond milk recipe provides a lower-calorie alternative. And hearty potatoes, cauliflower, and cashews eliminate the need for meat in this vegetarian recipe. (Speaking of cashews and milk, you're probably wondering: is cashew milk any better than almond?)

07 of 09

One-Pot Skinny Pasta Primavera

Courtesy of FoodieCrush

Pasta recipes can absolutely be part of a nutritious diet—just blend about half vegetables and half noodles to keep the total calorie and carb count in check. This version has asparagus, broccoli, mushrooms, peas, and kale, but you can add whatever you have on hand. Mix in a bit of almond milk instead of cream and butter and, violá, you've got an equally rich, dairy-free dish. (

08 of 09

Almond Milk Chai with Whiskey and Orange

Courtesy of Rhubarbarians

Can't have a list of almond milk recipes without including at least one drink. Your go-to chai latte can transition from morning to night with a splash of whiskey. The orange juice adds a squeeze of freshness to the spicy chai and cinnamon in the almond milk recipe.

09 of 09

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Courtesy of The Live Fit Girls

Adding nut milk to soup instead of just water or stock gives it a creamier consistency. Canned tomatoes make this almond milk recipe easy to throw together on busy weeknights.

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