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vegan ricotta made from almonds

Vegan Almond Ricotta

Vegan ricotta made from almonds is not magic. Definitely not as difficult as learning an " Expecto Patronum ". Sorry, the Harry Potter allegory just had to be done now 😁. In any case, you will absolutely get this homemade vegan almond ricotta done without any problems and without a lot of work. This vegan ricotta alternative not only tastes delicious but is also wonderfully creamy. Like the original! One thing, believe me, try the recipe, and you will delight grown-ups, kids, and even non-vegans.

Course basics, Breakfast
Cuisine Italian
Keyword almond ricotta, vegan ricotta, vegan ricotta alternative
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 day 12 hours 55 minutes
Servings 1 ricotta
Calories 1150 kcal
Author Velvet & Vinegar


  • 200 g almonds blanched* organic
  • 500 ml water
  • 2 tsp salt organic
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice organic organic


  1. Soak almonds in water overnight*.
  2. Drain water, rinse almonds well, peel almonds if necessary.
  3. Place almonds with water in blender and blend very well for about 1 minute. Filter almond milk using a nut bag or muslin cloth. Use pomace for baking and do not throw away.
  4. Pour collected almond milk into a saucepan and heat with other ingredients. Simmer over medium heat until liquid thickens (about 40 minutes).
  5. Pour thickened mixture into a large strainer lined with a cheesecloth or muslin cloth. Place strainer over a bowl and let ricotta mixture drain in refrigerator overnight, or better yet, for 24h. You can drink the collected "whey" or use it for smoothies.
  6. This step is optional: now transfer ricotta to cheese basket and let it drain again for a few hours. Carefully turn over and invert ricotta onto a plate.

Recipe Notes

*Instead of blanched almonds, regular almonds with shells can be used. Pour boiling water over them and soak overnight as well. Peel by hand the next day.

*If you are in a hurry, you can also pour boiling water over the blanched almonds and let them steep for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Almond Ricotta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1150 Calories from Fat 891
% Daily Value*
Fat 99g152%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 24g
Monounsaturated Fat 62g
Sodium 4678mg203%
Potassium 1411mg40%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 24g100%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 2IU0%
Calcium 546mg55%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.