We post a ton of latte recipes here on the Amoretti Blog. Sometimes we might feature 3-4 different coffee-based recipes per week. If you keep up with our recipes, then you may have noticed that sometimes we suggest whole milk, almond milk, or some other specific dairy or non-dairy milk.
Why? Simply put, we believe that if you want to make truly great drinks, then it’s important to pay close attention to the beverage ingredients you select. For some recipes, the rich creaminess of whole milk or half-and-half is preferable. Other times, the nutty flavor of almond milk offers a great alternative.
But not every plant milk is the same. If you’re new to the world of non-dairy milk, let us try to introduce you to some of the differences between soy, almond, and coconut milk…
Of course, soy is the most popular plant milk on the market. The milk is made by soaking soybeans, then grinding and straining them. While soy milk is a great substitute, many people are developing allergies to this food product since its prominence in processed food has greatly increased.
If you’re trying to diet, you may want to give almond milk a whirl. Almond has more fat than soy milk but less starches, making its total caloric content lower. Try a flavored coffee drink with almond milk and Amoretti Premium Cinnamon Syrup for great results!
Coconut milk is perhaps the most unique of these three types of plant milk. It is available in a wide range of consistency, from thick and creamy to watery-thin. Coconut milk has been proven to help improve cholesterol levels and is a good alternative when you need a non-dairy milk.
Other Kinds of Plant Milks
Of course, there are still other kinds of plant milks that can flavor coffee, lattes, or your breakfast cereal. Did you know that milk can also be made from…
The list goes on and on. If you live near an alternative/health grocery store, you’ll probably find some of these options and many more. Each and every plant milk has something unique to lend to the process of making gourmet drinks. Try a new one each week and let us know what you discover!