Veg Fest 2018: diy almond milk + dragon fruit chia seed pudding

Super stoked to share I was invited back this year to do a live food demonstration at Central Florida Veg Fest 2018! This year I decided to feature a classic DIY almond milk using my handy dandy Almond Cow Machine along with a simple and yummy dragon fruit chia seed pudding recipe.

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Unable to attend or missed the recipe during my demo? No worries! I’ve posted them both below 😊



1 cup raw soaked [unsalted] almonds. Soak for a minimum of 4 hours. DO NOT used roasted almonds or it will alter the flavor.

5-6 pitted dates

2 tbsp brown sugar (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt

Filtered water


Place all ingredients except water, vanilla extract and salt into Almond Cow compartment and twist shut.

Fill water to the “minimum line” in the machine container.

Press the machine start button. Run the machine twice for thicker milk.

That’s it! Pour into an airy tight container and store in the fridge for 5 days. If you see any separation occur this is totally normal. Simply give the container a shake before serving.

*Though these are different recipes, you can watch the video below to see me demo the machine in action or check out my in depth blog post:

Almond Cow Machine: make homemade mylk in 30 seconds! [vanilla spice + chocolate recipe]

Almond Cow Demo

Dragonfruit Chia Seed Pudding


Dragonfruit syrup

1 cup frozen dragonfruit cubes [I prefer the Pitaya Plus brand]

1/2 tsp maple syrup

1/4 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp brow sugar (optional)

1 tsp water (add more if needed)


Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until a syrup consistency is achieved. Set aside.

Chia seed pudding

32 oz of homemade almond milk

9 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

[if you plan on only making a small mason jar you’d need 2 1/2 tbsp of chia seeds instead. It comes out to a little lass than 3 tbsp per 3/4 cup of almond milk]


Mix 4 tbsp of your dragonfruit syrup into your large mason jar of almond milk. Mix well using a whisk.

Add in your chia seeds and stir well. Let the mixture sit for about 1 minute then whisk well again. This helps to prevent clumps.

Place in fridge for at least 2 1/2 hours and enjoy!

** My favorite toppings for this [and what I also used for my Veg Fest demo] is So Delicious coconut whip and freshly diced strawberries.

Hope you found this helpful and if you came out to my demo it was a pleasure having you!

Til next time,

~ Chantel

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