Apple pie in a glass — need we say more? This apple pie milk is a cold-pressed creamy treat with simple ingredients and no added sweeteners.
Ready for an apple pie recipe that is unlike any other?
Our in-house chef set out to create a juice or milk that tastes just like apple pie filling. Boy, oh boy, did he do an incredible job.
Put away your baking sheet, pie crust, and all-purpose flour. You’re about to enjoy apple pie in a glass.
Why We Love This Apple Pie Recipe
This is actually two recipes in one that, when combined, become our delicious apple pie juice. The two recipes are almond milk (made with almonds, water and dates) and apple mixture (made of apples, water, dates and cinnamon).
(Note: The almond milk part of the recipe calls for soaked almonds -soaked overnight- so be sure to plan for that!)
But this apple pie juice is more than just delicious. It’s also got loads of health benefits, including:
- High in Vitamin C, Potassium, Calcium, and Vitamin E. That’s thanks to the apple juice, dates, almonds and cinnamon (the latter two have a ton of calcium).
- Includes Magnesium, Copper and Iron. Dates and cinnamon, for the win.
- Supports immune system. Apples and apple juice are notoriously good for immune system, but most of the other ingredients are too.
- Antioxidants. Apple juice, cinnamon and dates are rich in antioxidants.
- Can lower blood sugar. That is courtesy of the apple juice, almonds and cinnamon.
There’s also no added sweeteners — no brown sugar or white sugar. Not even maple syrup! All of the sweetness comes from the dates and the juices from the apple.
What You Should Know Before Making This Apple Pie Almond Milk Juice
3 quick notes before you get started:
- You will need a blender, as well as a juice press or a fine mesh strainer (like a sieve or cheesecloth).
- You have to soak the almonds overnight to make the almond milk.
- We used a mix of 3/4 Gala apples and 1/4 Granny Smith apples, but feel free to experiment with your favorite types of apples.
- This recipe works best when making a larger batch, so multiply the ingredients by 4 or 5.
Equipment note: We used the M-1 commercial juice press to make this recipe, but you can use pretty much any type of juicer. Just keep in mind that the quality will always be higher when using a juice press.
Learn more about the industry-leading commercial juicers we use to make our recipes.
- supports immune system
- lowers blood sugar
- increases energy
- reduces inflammation
For Apple Mixture
|apples (peeled & diced)||3.5 oz||99 g||1/2 medium apple|
|water (filtered)||4 oz||113 g||1/2 cup|
|dates (pitted)||0.63 oz||18 g||2 1/2 dates|
|cinnamon (ground)||0.033 oz||0.9 g||small pinch|
For Almond Milk
|almonds (raw)||4.16 oz||118 g||1 cup raw almonds, weighed before soaking|
|water (filtered)||12.4 oz||352 g||1 1/2 cup|
|dates (pitted)||0.9 oz||26 g||3 1/2 dates|
Soak almonds for 24-48 hours, add pitted dates for the last hour of soaking.
Peel and dice apples into medium cubes (we used 3/4 Gala and 1/4 Granny Smith).
Place in pot with first entry of water and dates.
Simmer until liquid is reduced and becomes thick and apples are soft (about 10-15 min).
Put the apples, liquid, dates and spices into a blender and blend until smooth.
Chill the blended mixture in the fridge/freezer until it is below 41°F (5°C).
Drain the soaked almonds.
Add the second entry of water, almonds and dates into the blender and blend on medium until almonds become gritty (about 30-45 seconds).
Pour into juice press and press. If you don't have a juice press, use the back of a spoon to push the mixture through a sieve/mesh strainer/cheesecloth.
Mix 9 oz almond milk with 3 oz apple mixture for one serving of Apple Pie Almond Milk.
This recipe comes out the best when making it in a larger batch, multiply the ingredients by 4 or 5.
If the finished product comes out too grainy/chunky, strain it through a sieve, mesh strainer or cheesecloth to make it smoother.