I just went to the organic food store and packed my shopping basket full of plant-based drinks. Every once in a while, muesli lovers with different intolerances or those who simply love variety ask us for tips and suggestions. So I bought four plant-based dairy alternatives:
Pouring the hazelnut milk into my glass, I immediately thought of hazelnut-nougat spread. This milk virtually asks for chocolate muesli and tastes heavenly in combination with it! By itself, the milk has a sweet nutty flavour.
As for the almond milk, I chose the unsweetened version. As could be expected, it is not especially sweet and has a rather subtle almond flavour (I would have expected it to be stronger). Almond milk contains only half the amount of calories of unskimmed cow’s milk and is free of cholesterol.
People with gluten-intolerance should better keep their hands off oat milk. It tasted quite sweet, even though no sweeteners are added. I like it best in combination with honey and nut muesli or for making a delicious matcha latte.
Speaking of rice-coconut milk makes me swoon! It tastes amazingly refreshing and the coconut flavour is not too dominant. I tasted the milk and suddenly lots of summery cocktail and smoothie recipes came to mind. It tastes great in combination with fruit mueslis, for example our mango muesli. The drink is low in calories—only 20 kcal per 100 ml—which makes it a really light alternative to skimmed milk (which has about 64 kcal per 100 ml). Of course there are many, many more dairy alternatives. Maybe you have another great tip for us. We are looking forward to your comments!