Can White Gravy Be Made With Almond Milk?

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-sized frying pan or saucepan

  • Flour

  • Butter or olive oil

  • Whisk

  • Unsweetened almond milk

  • Seasonings, optional

No need to have naked biscuits if you're lactose-intolerant.
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White gravy is most famously served with chicken and biscuits, but it can be a great accompaniment for mashed potatoes, french fries or turkey. Because milk is traditionally used in the recipe, white gravy is not ideal for those who are lactose- intolerant. Simply substituting almond milk for dairy in most recipes takes care of this issue, putting white gravy back on the menu for thousands of diners who had to avoid it in the past.

Step 1

Create a roux by whisking together equal parts flour and butter or olive oil in your pan over medium heat.

Step 2

Once the flour has dissolved in the fat, whisk in the almond milk, one tablespoon at a time, until your gravy has reached its desired consistency.

Step 3

Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.


Add extra seasonings, such as poultry seasoning, garlic or onion powders, to your gravy to taste.

Almond milk comes in several flavors. For this recipe, make sure you select the unsweetened, unflavored variety.

Your gravy will undoubtedly taste different than one made with cow's milk. It will have nuttier overtones and might be a bit thinner than the standard variety. If you are unhappy with the finished product, experiment with seasonings and other dairy-free substitutes, such as soy milk.


Don't cook a roux too long. If it starts to change from white to golden or dark brown, your gravy will do the same.