Over the years of being vegetarian on and off and now converting to being vegan, I've lost my taste for cows milk.
Other than the occasional pig out on some sweet unhealthy cereal, I hardly have it anymore. Before my Oreo extravaganza this past weekend, where I had literally two sips of milk before I cast the cup aside, I hadn't had cows milk in probably six months.
These days I much prefer soy milk to cows. It got me thinking about how, when I first went vegetarian and first tried soy milk, I hated it. But I continued to try it, it grew on me, and now I sometimes catch myself standing in the fridge light drinking it out of the carton.
Luckily my mom buys them in bulk so I usually open one for myself.
Recently, I began trying other kinds of non dairy milk. First I tried rice milk, Rice Dream brand to be exact. I really like the taste, but texture is a bit like skim milk. As a cows milk drinker, I always favored whole, or at least 2%.
About a week ago, my mom bought a carton of almond milk, Almond Breeze brand to be exact. It was love at first sip. I really enjoyed the nutty flavor and the consistency is thick and creamy like whole milk. The creme de la creme of this diary alternative, only 40 calories in one cup.
My mom on the other hand was not a fan. I think it's because it was unsweetened. But I'm happy that since I like the unsweetened version, it should mean I'll really like the sweetened/flavored version.
My mom says she'd like to try the almond milk when we make smoothies. We usually use soy milk, but the flavor of the soy milk often overtakes the taste of the smoothie. With the almond milk, we'd probably be able to taste more of the fruit.
I personally would like to try it with everything! My unhealthy cereals and healthy cereals, my smoothies, and anything else I use milk with. I didn't think about it at the time, but I should probably try it with my Oreos too.Have you tried any non-dairy milks? How do you like them? Do you prefer them to cows milk? What's your favorite non-dairy milk?