Is Almond Milk for Babies safe ? Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Many Moms have this question in mind ! Is almond milk for babies safe ?

Whether it’s a lactose intolerance or you’re going vegan, many people are on the lookout for plant-based milks as an alternative to cow’s milk. There are many options too, but almond milk seems to be the most popular of them. Maybe it’s the taste or because you can easily make homemade almond milk – but it sure is a winner!

We already know that almonds are a healthy snack so it goes on to say that almond milk for babies is healthy too. Almond milk is a plant based milk derived from almonds. Store bought almond milk is easily available but has fillers and additives. Making almond milk at home is very easy and it also has a deliciously creamy and nutty flavor. The best part is that it is free from preservatives, and you can make it as sweet as you like by adding a natural sweetener!

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Is Almond Milk ok for Babies?

Can you give almond milk for babies 6 months? This is one question many moms ask, as it’s not cow’s milk and so can be safely given to babies?

The answer is NO, it is not advisable to start any plant-based or animal-based milk before 1 year of age, as it might become a replacement for breast milk. Hope this answers the question as to why can’t babies have almond milk?

You can give almond milk to toddlers above 1 year of age.

Can I cook with almond milk for baby ? 

Yes, you can cook with almond milk for baby. You can also add breast milk or formula to recipes after cooking instead of almond milk.

Almond Milk for Babies & Toddlers – Homemade Almond Milk Recipe

Whether it's a lactose intolerance or you're going vegan, homemade almond milk is the perfect alternative to cow's milk!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 dates (optional)
  • 4 cups water

How to make Homemade almond milk?

Method:

1. Soak the almonds overnight in enough drinking water in a covered bowl.

Homemade almond milk

2. Next day the almonds will get big in size, drain the water. Rinse the almonds 2-3 times in clean water.

Homemade almond milk

 

3. Add the washed, drained almonds to a grinder jar with 2 deseeded dates (if using) and 4 cups of drinking water.

Homemade almond milk

4. Pulse the mix to get the milk out of the almonds. Pulse until the almonds are crushed well.

Homemade almond milk recipe

5. Strain the mixture with a muslin cloth and extract all the almond milk. The part left in the muslin cloth is the almond meal. Spread the almond milk on a plate and after air drying for a few hours, microwave it to dry the powder. You can powder it again after drying and use this almond meal in crackers or in bakes.

Homemade almond milk recipe

Homemade almond milk recipe

6. Your creamy nutty delicious almond milk is ready to be served.

Homemade almond milk recipe

7. Refrigerate the leftover almond milk in a sealed container or jar up to 2 days.

Almond Milk for Babies - Is it safe ?

If you do not wish to add dates, you can skip them to make plain almond milk. Almonds are a good source of vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, and folate. These nutrients have lots of health benefits including brain development. This Homemade Almond milk for babies recipe is one of the best ways to get protein and calcium for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan.

Can babies drink almond milk at 1 ?

Yes, almond milk can be given to babies above 1 year of age. Please check for nut allergies if you are introducing almonds for the first time.

Whether it's a lactose intolerance or you're going vegan, homemade almond milk is the perfect alternative to cow's milk!

Is almond milk ok for babies ?

The answer is NO, it is not advisable to start any plant-based or animal-based milk before 1 year of age, as it might become a replacement for breast milk.
You can give almond milk to toddlers above 1 year of age. 

Why can’t babies have almond milk?

It is not advisable to start any plant-based or animal-based milk before 1 year of age, as it might become a replacement for breast milk.

Can I cook with almond milk for baby ? 

Yes, you can cook with almond milk for baby. You can also add breast milk or formula to recipes after cooking instead of almond milk. 

Can a 7 month old have almond milk?

No, it is not advisable to give almond milk to a 7 month old baby.

Can I give my 1 year almond milk

Yes, you can absolutely give your 1 year baby almond milk, provided there is no history of nut allergy.

At what age can I introduce almond milk to my baby?

Ideally the almond milk can be introduced at 1 year of age provided there is no history of allergies to nuts.

Can we drink almond milk daily ?

Yes, homemade almond milk can be given daily in moderate quantity.

Homemade almond milk is a nutritious and easy recipe for toddlers (lactose intolerant too). It has a deliciously creamy and lovely nutty flavor to cherish.

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade almond milk is a nutritious and easy recipe for toddlers (lactose intolerant too). It has a deliciously creamy and lovely nutty flavor to cherish.

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Course: Drinks

Cuisine: Indian

Prep Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours

Servings: 2

Author: Hemapriya

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 2 dates optional
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  • Soak the almonds overnight in enough drinking water in a covered bowl.

  • Next day the almonds will get big in size, drain the water. Rinse the almonds 2-3 times in clean water.

  • Add the washed, drained almonds to a grinder jar with 2 deseeded dates (if using) and 4 cups of drinking water.

  • Pulse the mix to get the milk out of the almonds. Pulse until the almonds are crushed well.

  • Strain the mixture with a muslin cloth and extract all the almond milk. The part left in the muslin cloth is the almond meal. Spread the almond meal on a plate and after air drying for a few hours, microwave it to dry the powder. You can powder it again after drying and use this almond meal in crackers or in bakes.

  • Your creamy nutty delicious almond milk is ready to be served.

  • Refrigerate the leftover almond milk in a sealed container.

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