Make Your Own Almond Milk with This Clever Appliance

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For the lactose-intolerant or people watching their calories, the surge of milk alternatives in recent years has been a welcome development. Soy, almond, and other dairy-free choices are abundant. But recreating those milk options at home, like almond milk, can get messy. The brains behind the Almond Cow are offering an alternative.

Funded on Kickstarter in 2017, Almond Cow is a carafe-slash-blender for almond milk production at home. The nuts are ground up using a blender blade; the unit allows water to pass through the resulting pulp, creating a fresh supply of almond milk whenever you want it.

Almond Cow

After soaking the almonds for a minimum of four hours, the process takes about 30 seconds and supplies 1.3 liters of almond milk. So long as you have almonds, you’ll never run out. You can also avoid sugar and other additives some manufacturers introduce to commercial almond milk.

The Almond Cow retails for $175 and is available on Amazon.

Friday’s Best Amazon Deals Include Digital Projectors, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, and Speakers

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You Can Make Baby Yoda’s Favorite Blue Cookies at Home

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Season 2 of The Mandalorian has revealed some important plot elements, but fans of the Star Wars series are still asking one question: What were those little blue cookies Baby Yoda ate in episode four? While you can't hitch a ride to the planet Nevarro to find out, you can now bake your own version of the snack at home, A.V. Club reports.

Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau recently teamed up with Binging With Babish’s Andrew Rea to adapt the intergalactic recipe for Earth kitchens. Baby Yoda (a.k.a. The Child, a.k.a. Grogu) has an adventurous appetite, but these aqua-blue cookies may be the most delicious-looking thing he eats on the show.

Favreau revealed that the cookies used on set were basically blue-raspberry macarons. Rea recreates two versions of the snack: traditional French macarons with bright-blue food coloring, and a simpler, Nilla wafer-like confection that's easier to make. You can follow along with both recipes in the video below.

If you're not interested in making Baby Yoda's cookies from scratch, you can also buy Nevarro Nummies from Williams Sonoma for $50. Here are more products celebrating season 2 of The Mandalorian.

[h/t A.V. Club]