How to Replace Almond Milk for Milk When Baking

By Lisa M. Wolfe

Almond milk is a nondairy milk alternative made from almonds. This product is a good choice for vegetarians or those that are lactose intolerant. Although you may enjoy drinking almond milk or eating it with your cereal, you may be hesitant to cook with this product. This hesitation is unnecessary. Cooking with almond milk is a simple cup-to-cup replacement in most recipes that call for regular cow's milk. For other recipes, with just a few adjustments to the measurements, your baked goods will taste delicious.

You can substitute almond milk for cow's milk when baking.

Step 1

Stir constantly and use moderate heat when using almond milk on the stovetop. The milk may scorch or form a skin if left at too high of a temperature.

Step 2

Select a shorter baking time. Check your baked goods a few minutes sooner than when the recipe recommends, as almond milk may affect the baking time.

Step 3

Increase the thickening agent in pudding or custard recipes. Add a few tablespoons of cornstarch or flour because almond milk contains no saturated fat.

Step 4

Add a teaspoon of vinegar to almond milk for recipes that require buttermilk.

Step 5

Avoid adding acidic ingredients to almond milk unless your recipe dictates. Adding tomatoes or lemon to almond milk may cause curdling.

Step 6

Reduce the sugar for sweet recipes. Reduce the sugar by one-third to one-half for dessert recipes since almond milk is lightly sweetened.