This DIY Almond Milk Machine Just Arrived at Whole Foods Market

This DIY Almond Milk Machine Just Arrived at Whole Foods Market

  • Sarah Von Alt
  • Sarah Von Alt

Almond milk is more popular than ever before, with a slew of brands offering their own versions of this beloved plant-based beverage. Now, in a true sign of the times, Whole Foods Market has debuted a DIY almond milk machine at select locations in New Jersey.

Boasting two varieties of organic almond milk—maple and unsweetened—the machine is operated by vegan milk company NüMilk. The Takeout explains:

The machine offers two almond milk options. You can buy it in a bottle from the refrigerator portion of the machine (for $3.99). You can also fill an empty bottle with freshly-made almond milk from a dispenser in the machine. It’s like the DIY peanut butter dispensers you find in places like Whole Foods, but for almond milk.

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As more and more people find out about the animal cruelty and environmental degradation inherent in dairy production, they’re ditching milk and other dairy products in favor of healthful plant-based alternatives.

U.S. sales of dairy-free milk alternatives have soared by 30 percent since 2011, while reports from around the world show that consumption of animal milk is on the decline. In fact, CBS New York reports that fluid milk consumption in the U.S. has fallen a whopping 37 percent since 1970.

And Americans aren’t the only ones making the switch. According to a press release by Innova Market Insights, the global market for plant-based milk is expected to reach $16.3 billion in 2018. This is up from $7.4 billion in 2010.

There’s no way around it: Plant-based milk is here to stay. Ready to give dairy-free eating a shot? You can find delicious meal ideas, easy vegan recipes, and tips on making the switch to a plant-based diet by ordering our FREE Vegetarian Starter Guide today!