These easy almond milk mashed potatoes are super fluffy, easy to make, and completely dairy free! The best vegan mashed potatoes, perfect to serve with any entree.
These vegan garlic mashed potatoes are absolutely delicious, and incredibly easy to make. Dairy free mashed potatoes taste the same as milk based mash, but is also suitable for those with dietary requirements.
Whether you're looking for the best vegan mashed potatoes for thanksgiving, or you're just trying to find a new side dish for weeknight dinners, I'm certain you will love this recipe! The optional addition of garlic tastes amazing, but can easily be omitted if you prefer.
Why you'll love it
- Dairy free and vegan mashed potatoes
- Really easy to make
- Accessible and affordable ingredients
- A quick side dish that you can pair with any entree
- Kids and adults will love it
- Vegan, vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free mash
- You definitely can't tell that it's vegan
- Customize the dish to suit your preferences
Potatoes: Potatoes with a high starch content are typically best to use for mashed potatoes. Try Maris Piper or Yukon Gold potatoes, or even Russet potatoes. You can also combine these potato varieties.
Garlic: I love to add garlic to simple mashed potatoes. You can use garlic cloves, garlic paste or even garlic powder. If you're not a fan, you can simply omit this ingredient.
Almond milk: Make sure to use unsweetened plain almond milk (unless you want really sweet mash!). This can also be substituted with any milk alternative, like oat milk or soy milk.
Seasoning: Salt and pepper improve the flavor of the mashed potatoes. You can adjust these to suit your taste, or omit them if you want.
💡 TIP! The type of potato you use will determine the texture in the mashed potatoes. Although the suggested varieties are best suited for mashed potatoes, you can make mash with any potato.
You can find full instructions + ingredient measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of this page
One: Peel and dice the potatoes, and add them to a large pot with water. Bring them to a boil over medium heat, and allow them to simmer until the potat cubes are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork.
Two: Drain off the excess water, and use a potato masher to mash the potato cubes until they are fluffy. You can also use an electric mixer if you want to make the potatoes completely smooth.
Three: Add almond milk, seasoning and grated garlic to the mash. Adjust these ingredients to taste. This will make the potatoes nice and fluffy, and add flavor.
- Make sure to boil the potatoes until they are soft enough to mash.
- Try to cut the potatoes into similar sized chunks. This will allow them to cook evenly.
- If you mash the potatoes for too long, they might become pasty. Only mash them until you've achieved the texture you want.
- Make sure to grate your garlic. You don't want to serve mashed potatoes with chunks of raw garlic!
Almond milk mashed potatoes are a fantastic side dish that pairs well with practically entree.
You can also serve vegan mashed potatoes with a traditional roast dinner. Try it with nut roast or vegetarian sausages and your favorite side dishes.
Other seasoning: Feel free to add other seasoning like chives, nutmeg, or a variety of dried herbs. This is a great way to add more flavor to your mash.
Add other vegetables: Cook diced carrots, rutabaga (swede), parnsips or turnips with your potatoes, and mash these together. Mixed vegetable mash tastes great, and it's a great way to add hidden veggies to a meal.
Cheesy potatoes: Make the mashed potatoes extra cheesy by adding dairy free or vegan cheese. Most major supermarkets sell shredded vegan cheese. You can also add some dairy free spread, for example a cashew based cream cheese alternative. Vegan butter or olive oil can also give a similar texture.
To make almond milk mashed potatoes, you will need a large pot to boil the potatoes in, and a sieve or colander to drain off the excess water.
Additionally, you will need a spoon, and most importantly, a potato masher. If you don't have a potato masher, you can use an electric mixer instead. However, using a mixer or whisk will give your mash a very different texture, and can make the potatoes gluey if you're not careful. I recommend using a traditional, old fashioned plastic or metal potato masher.
Store any leftover mashed potatoes with almond milk in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. Because this mash is dairy free, it will keep well for much longer than milk based potato dishes.
You can also freeze this for up to 3 months. Defrost the frozen mash in a refrigerator overnight before use.
The mash can be reheated on the stove or in a microwave, and served warm as a side dish for future meals. Alternatively, add the leftover mash to other dishes like casseroles or mashed potato pie. Adding mashed potatoes to soups and stews is a great way to thicken their consistency.
Frequently asked questions
The tricks to make homemade mashed potatoes is to use a suitable potato variety like Maris Piper or Yukon Gold, and to add a good amount of milk and seasoning.
Yes, you can definitely freeze mashed potatoes. I don't recommend freezing mash if it contains cream, however if it's made dairy free, or using lighter dairy products, it will freeze perfectly fine.
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Almond Milk Mashed Potatoes
- Peel and dice the potatoes, and add them to a large pot. Cover with water.2 pounds potatoes
- Bring the potatoes to a boil over medium heat, and allow them to simmer until the potato cubes are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork.
- Drain off the excess water, and use a potato masher to mash the potato cubes until they are fluffy.
- Add almond milk, seasoning and grated garlic to the mash. Adjust these ingredients to taste.4 garlic cloves, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- Store leftover almond milk mash in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in a microwave or on the stove.
- Omit the garlic if you prefer. You can also add any extra seasoning like nutmeg.
- Ensure that the potatoes are really soft before you start mashing them.
- Make sure to use unsweetened almond milk.
Food safety tips
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove