Some of you might be wondering what almond milk tastes like. Especially if you want to have it in your boba or bubble tea too!
Over the years other milks and alternatives to dairy have started to trend more so than your traditional dairy milks. Why is that so? Part of the reason is that peoples’ diets have changed from dairy diets to dairy free diets. If you’re vegan or lactose intolerant (like some of the team here at Talk Boba), trying these newer milks and milk alternatives are exactly what you look for in coffee shops and boba shops.
Plus, these milks tend to have healthier benefits than most dairy milks anyways. Who would’ve thought that we would ever start changing the types of milks we consume, crazy! Here in this article we’re going to talk about almond milk and exactly what it tastes like, at least we’ll try our best.
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Now… what does almond milk taste like?
The Flavor of Almond Milk
Generally if you’ve never tried almond milk before you’ll probably think that it overwhelmingly tastes like almonds. We’re here to tell you that’s not all that true. In fact, it tastes a lot more like a sweet dairy’s milk or cereal milk than anything else!
Here’s a bit of a flavor break down for you. If you try any unsweetened almond milk like this popular one here, you’ll come to realize that it tastes really good! Even though it’s not sweetened you have this underlying nutty flavor of almonds (not overbearing though) and a slight hint of creaminess. Almond milk doesn’t contain as much fat as dairy’s milk so the texture and consistency of any almond milk is a bit more watery or runny than normal cow’s milk. But its okay, trust us!
If you end up trying the sweetened almond milk in your grocery stores or boba cafes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how amazing it tastes. Since it has a sweeter milk taste, just like your morning cereal you’ll smile with every sip. Common notes of flavors will also include cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate and honey depending on what type of sweetened almond milk you end up getting. These flavors don’t sound bad right?
Popular Uses of Almond Milk
Obviously almond milk can simply be used to drink by itself but what are some exact uses of it besides drinking it alone?
For one, anytime you go to your favorite boba cafe or bubble tea shop you can always ask for milk alternatives. Usually your local bubble tea cafe will have almond milk in their supply, if not then you’ll have to leave as quick as possible! Who doesn’t have almond milk in their milk alternatives nowadays, that’s just weird!
Another use of almond milk can be for protein shakes! We know you husky boys out there are trying to gain some more muscle for the ladies, but in reality it’s to look at yourself in the mirror (who’s guilty of this).
Some other types of uses for almond milk that are very popular is smoothies, dressings and baked goods!
Alternatives to Almond Milk that’s Not Dairy Milk
If you’re not too fond of almond milk even after reading this far, how about trying some other milk alternatives that is not cow’s milk? Let us help you out.
Some of the most known milk alternatives that you can sip on besides almond milk is oat milk, soy milk and coconut milk. In any coffee or boba tea shop you should be able to ask for any of these popular alternatives. Now that the move towards healthier lifestyles is at the forefront of the food industry you should have no problem choosing any of these to try. We’re all for good health and great sips right?
3 Best Almond Milks
If you’re still around reading about almond milk, you might as well start buying some. Here’s some of the best almond milk in the market today, both sweetened and unsweetened selections! (We personally go for the sweetened almond milks, we like life a bit sweeter!)
With beautifully branded curvy bottles that grab your attention in the grocery store, Califia Farms sets out to reducing sugar in all the products they offer. They’ve been able to reduce sugar amongst all their products 57% since 2014, how crazy is that? A few more percentage points and they’re on track to cutting sugar in half! Some of our favorite almond milks that they make are toasted oats and almond almond milk (it’s so delicious) and their hazelnut almond milk with coconut cream. Give them a try and let us know what you think is better!
Closing up the last dairy in New York City in 2016, Elmhurst closed its doors but reopened in 2017 reimagining itself. Henry Schwartz, milk guru of this beautiful plant based milk brand, realized the changing dairy or milk consumption in the United States. It changed from a cow’s milk diet to healthier alternatives like almond milk and soy milk. This change of opportunity allowed Elmhurst to rebrand and make something different. Give their wide variety of almond milks a try here!
“Pioneering how almonds are enjoyed over 100 years,” Blue Diamond sets the tone for where almond milk was heading and will be heading in the future. With over 3000 sourced growers and relationships with vendors, they provide only the best quality almond milk the market can find. It’s no wonder why we see so many of their products in those fridges! Popular almond milk flavors from Blue Diamond include: original almond milk, chocolate almond milk and coconut almond milk.
Now that You Know How Almond Milk Tastes like…
Thinking about trying almond milk now if you haven’t? We definitely think you should! Let us know what milk you’re going to try if you do. To let you in on a secret, the team here at Talk Boba tend to use almond milk in their boba teas more than regular milk, we like that underlying nutty taste, it gives boba a great flavor profile!
Share this with your friends and comment your favorite milk below, we’re curious!