As my partner and I are no longer having dairy milk in our coffee (or anywhere else for that matter!), we’ve been on the search for a good substitute. Ms. Wedges cannot have soy, one of the staples of many non-dairy diets, so we have been looking at some other options. This will be a work in progress, I will update as we try other milks!
This one has a lovely taste (if you like almonds), if a bit sweet. The downside of this milk is its expensive price (double the price of other milks). Almond milk is also grainy. Ms. Wedges had a latte the other day with almond milk, and the last few gulps were quite grainy indeed. This milk is not suitable for someone with a nut allergy!
Hemp milk has a slight nuttiness and is a source of omega 3. It helps add a creaminess to beverages – especially nice in tea. The downsides of this milk are that it is a bit harder to find and it also has a slight grainy texture. I’ve had this in a mocha before and the nutty taste disappears in the face of a strong taste.
This is our favourite of the milks we’ve tried. It does exactly what you want from a milk in coffee – adds creaminess, takes the edge off of coffee, and does not have a strong taste. It is not grainy, as the others we’ve tried. It is sort of high in saturated fats, which causes controversy among people about whether or not it is a good choice. I am of the camp that it is fine in moderation, but you have to decide what is best for you and your body!
(Possible) Milks to come: Rice milk, Quinoa milk, Hazelnut milk … any others you know of that fit the bill?
(Non-dairy) milk love from Agatha Bakewell xxx