So, How Long Does Almond Milk Last?
Typically almond milk will last about 3 to 5 days in a refrigerator based on a number of factors but 3 to 5 days is about average. If you are just maintaining your almond milk in a refrigerator you should never use it beyond 3 to 5 days. If you keep to this guideline you will not have any worries about your almond milk going bad.
Why does Almond Milk Have a Short Shelf Life
Why Does Almond Milk Only Last for 5 Days Or So? Homemade almond milk that consists of almonds, water and sweeteners doesn’t have any additives or preservatives so what you use to make it is what you get. Even though almond milk is not dairy milk it is living and natural and organic. Most everything natural has a shelf life or a season and so it is with almond milk- 3 to 5 days. So with a shelf life of 3 to 5 days you should think about how you use almond milk and how much you need to make. There are so many uses for almond milk from drinking beverages to dessert recipes. Since homemade almond milk is organic, it’s pretty much use it or lose it.
Does Almond Milk Go Bad? How Can You Tell?
Even with the range of 3 to 5 days ultimately you need to smell and taste the almond milk yourself to tell if it has gone bad. In nearly every case, homemade almond milk will always separate after it has settled. This means when you open the refrigerator door and look at your almond milk you will see it has layers of water and foam like milk. This is normal. Be not afraid. The separation of almond milk does not mean it has gone bad it just means it is all natural. You will know your almond milk has gone bad by the smell. It will start to smell a bit sour. The smell is the giveaway that your almond milk has gone bad. Besides the smell you you may notice the color of the almond milk starting to change if it has gone bad.
How Does This Compare to Commercial Almond Milk?
Homemade, raw and organic almond milk lasts about 5 days in a refrigerator. If you read the label on a carton of commercially produced almond milk it says – use within 7 days of opening. So there may be a difference of about two days between homemade almond milk and commercial almond milk.
Considering all the benefits of organic almond milk, the nutrition facts and the great reasons to make almond milk, even with 2 days less shelf life, raw organic almond milk, made at home, is the way to go!
Want To Make Your Organic Almond Milk Last Longer?
Let’s be honest, no matter how simple the process can be to make almond milk once it’s gone it’s gone. Even if you use perhaps the easiest method to make almond milk using almond butter, you still have to scoop out the almond butter, fill the blender with water and then press the button. But for some of us, sometimes, that is just too much work. So the thought becomes if I make more of this almond milk then I won’t have to make more of it so soon; but how can I make it last longer?
If that’s you, then read the other post about: Can you freeze almond milk?