Almond Milk Cooler

Almond Milk Cooler
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Source: The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Photography by Eric Hinders, Food Styling by Skyler Myers, Art Direction by Janaye Clifford.

Almond milk is an extremely popular drink in Sicily and Tunisia. Sweetened versions are made when almonds are fresh. This drink can be enjoyed any time of day.

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  • Prep time
    1 hr
  • Cook time
    5 min
  • Servings
    9 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/2 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

9 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/2 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 40mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 10g
  • Protein 8g
  • Potassium 300mg
  • Phosphorus 210mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fat-free milk, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 1/2 Fat



  • blanched almonds
    1 2/3 cups
  • skim milk
    3 cup
  • lemon zest
    1 tsp
  • light agave nectar
    3 tbsp
  • ice cubes


  1. Bring the almonds, milk, and lemon zest to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat.

  2. Transfer the almond mixture to a blender. Remove the middle spout from the lid, place a towel over the hole, and puree the almond mixture until smooth.

  3. Stir in the agave nectar, and add the ice cubes. Process until smooth, and whip until frothy. Chill in clear glasses for an hour or until cold, then serve.