Good morning you bunch of beautiful humans! Since it’s been 3 weeks through Veganuary, I’ve had a chance to try out quite a few different plant-based drinks with my coffee. Some of them were great, the others- not so great, that’s why I thought I’d give you a little guidance. The only thing I took into consideration while buying one was whether it’s sugar-free as I don’t take any sugar with my coffee so I wanted it to stay unsweetened. Let’s have a look, shall we?
Coconut Dream Original
My impressions: Oh, I’m not a huge fan of this one! First of all, it immediately curdled in my coffee and a cup of weird brownish liquid full of lumps is not what I enjoy. Moreover, the milk has a very strong, sour taste which was very difficult to hide even in shakes. Please note however, that I’m talking about this particular brand- I used coconut milk drink before and it was alright. Still, I wouldn’t repurchase this one.
Oat Dream Gluten Free
My impressions: This one combined well with freshly-brewed coffee, not separating/curdling at any stage. It had quite a specific, slightly bitter taste which I easily got used to but it may not be to everyone’s liking. If you use plant-based drinks on a daily basis you’ll be fine with this one, however if it’s just the beginning of your adventure I’d advice you to start with something lighter.
Good Hemp unsweetened
My impressions: It was the first time I tried hemp-based milk and despite everyone’s comment about how ugly it was, I didn’t find it unbearable. It was perhaps my least-favourite milk but it blended wonderfully with my coffee and although the taste was very strong and definitely more bitter than in Oat Dream, I got used to it. Would I buy it again? Probably no, as for this price it’s easy to get better-tasting products.
Tesco Free From RiceDrink
My impressions: At the beginning I was quite sceptical about buying a supermarket brand but hey, I was so wrong! This milk really is wonderful- it doesn’t curdle at all, it has a nice, subtle taste and I think for this price you won’t actually get anything better. I will be buying this one on a regular basis.
Provamel Organic Bio Cashew
Price: £2/ 500ml
My impressions: My first thought was that the price was a bit crazy, however I really wanted to try cashew milk and that was the only unsweetened one I could find. At first, I was very pleased with it- it was nice and smooth with a delicate, creamy taste, I really liked it. The next day however, it curdled immediately so I had to use the remaining amount for smoothies. It simply ruined the good impression- 4 quid for a litre of milk which you can’t even use with your morning coffee? Nope, thank you very much!
Alpro Roasted Almond Unsweetened
My impressions: This one is a winner for me. It has a lovely, nutty taste, it blends smoothly with coffee and oh, it’s just the best. Tip: Blend it with a ripe banana, 1Tsp peanut butter, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg for the best smoothie ever!
My impressions: Another one I had to use for smoothies. I have to say, I bought this one because I used a few products by Oatly which I enjoyed so when I saw a huge ‘Organic’ on it, I didn’t think twice. The drink turned out to be a big disappointment, curdling and overkilling everything with its sharp, bitter taste. I don’t know, maybe the non-organic version is better
Do you have any plant-based milk you’d recommend? Let me know in the comments!