Trying almond milk for the first time? We'll tell you all about the taste and texture, how it compares with cashew milk, what it's like in coffee. Then we'll share some videos with recipes to help you make your very own signature almond milk.
Let's take a look...
What Does Almond Milk Taste Like?
Almond milk is one of the sweeter vegan milks with a relatively neutral flavor. It does have a mild nutty taste, but it's not terribly noticeable.
If you go to the vegan milk section of your local grocery store, you'll see unsweetened, plain and flavored almond milks of all sorts. Brands like Silk, Blue Diamond and Califia Farms offer vanilla, chocolate and coconut flavors that become staples in many vegan kitchens.
Almond Milk Texture
Almond milk has a very pleasant texture. It's silky and smooth, and though it's not very thick, it's not at all thin and watery. It's actually pretty close to the consistency of whole dairy milk.
Homemade almond milks can often be thicker than the store-bought kinds, especially if they're made with more almonds and less water. They're luscious and can often be more like vegan half-and-half.
What Kind of Almond Milk Tastes Best?
Everyone has a favorite, but first, let's talk about the differences between fresh and store-bought almond milk. Aside from the possible differences in texture, you can usually tell when you're drinking fresh almond milk as it will taste cleaner and sweeter (not accounting for added sugars).
For this reason, people tend to love the flavor of freshly made almond milk best, but the almond milk on the store shelf is certainly convenient (and delicious).
There are also many brands to try. It's not unusual to strongly prefer one brand over another, but this is pretty personal. Try a couple of flavors from two or three brands and see what you think.
What Does Almond Milk Taste Like in Coffee?
Here's a recipe for chocolate almond milk. It's sweetened with xylitol, but you can use any kind of sugar or sugar substitute you have handy.
- Raw almonds
- Vanilla extract
- Raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
- Xylitol or any sugar
Almond milk is a naturally sweet, mildly nutty plant milk that makes a great alternative to soy milk. Bake with it, cook with it, or use it in coffee or tea. Soak some almonds overnight and then blend them up with water for fast, easy, homemade almond milk. We think you're going to want to put your vegan test kitchen hat on and start trying different spices, extracts and even fruits. Doesn't blueberry almond milk sound good?