Why You Should Use Almond Milk in Coffee

You might go nuts when you start using almond milk in coffee.

When it comes to plant based milk, the options are (almost) endless with vegan milk offerings like cashew milk, hemp milk, oat milk, pistachio milk, and macadamia milk. However, when it comes to your coffee, not all of the vegan milk should make their way into your morning brew. That’s why we’re here to tell you that when it comes to dairy-free milk, almond milk in coffee reigns supreme (sorry, not sorry, oat milk fans). 

Almond Milk In Coffee: Your Complete Guide

Almond Milk In Coffee: Your Complete Guide

Almond milk is a great alternative to regular milk and sugary coffee creamers because it has a creamy texture similar to that of whole milk; and unlike other plant based milks, almond milk has a mild flavor that doesn’t overpower your coffee. If you make your coffee at home, you can opt for regular almond milk, unsweetened almond milk, or vanilla almond milk. All three options make great coffee creamers depending on the sweetness and flavor you enjoy in your cup of jo.

Regular Almond Milk in Coffee

Using regular almond milk in your coffee would be comparable to using whole milk with a dash of sugar. Regular almond milk contains added sugar so you’ll get an extra bit of sweetness from this plant based milk so there’s no reason to break out the sugar cubes if you decide to go this route.

Unsweetened Almond Milk in Coffee

Each almond milk brand always offers an unsweetened version, which comes with less added sugar and fewer calories. For dairy drinkers, adding unsweetened almond milk would be similar to adding skim milk into your coffee. You can choose to sweeten it up with a sugar cube, but unsweetened almond milk in coffee is usually delicious sans any added sugar.

Vanilla Almond Milk in Coffee

If you are used to dousing your coffee with artificial, sugary creamers then vanilla almond milk is for you. This version of almond milk not only adds sweetness but a hint of vanilla as well to your brew giving you extra flavor. Best of all, there is really no need to add any extra sugar to this drink as it is the perfect balance of flavor and sweetness. 

Almond Milk Coffee Creamer

Almond Milk Coffee Creamer

With the rise in popularity of almond milk in coffee as the new beverage of choice, plant based brands have started creating almond milk coffee creamer, especially geared towards those who miss the dairy alternatives. The key difference between almond milk and almond milk coffee creamer is the addition of coconut milk. 

Because coffee creamers are thick in texture, a little something extra needs to go into the almond milk to get the “creamer-like texture” of its dairy counterparts. And with the addition of coconut milk, you may also notice a slightly different flavor as well. 

Almond Milk in Coffee at Coffee Shops

Almond Milk in Coffee at Coffee Shops

Thanks to the popularity of plant-based alternatives,  almond milk in coffee is quite the norm, and most (if not all) coffee establishments have this dairy-free beverage at the ready. Just make sure to specify the type of almond milk you want in your drink. Most coffee shops will offer regular almond milk as the default, so make sure to specify if you want vanilla almond milk or unsweetened almond milk. 

For national chains like Dunkin Donuts, they only offer sweetened vanilla almond milk for their coffee. However, if you find yourself in a Starbucks you have the option to choose between unsweetened and regular almond milk. 

Almond Milk in Iced Coffee

Why You Should Use Almond Milk in Coffee

Hot coffee lovers, move aside, you had your moment. We’re here to speak to the iced coffee connoisseurs now. If you thought almond milk was only for hot coffee, think again. Almond milk tastes just as good (if not better) in iced coffee. If you do decide on putting almond milk in your iced coffee, make sure to get a spoon and thoroughly mix this plant based milk throughout the drink. And If you order from a coffee shop, give the cup a quick shake or two to make sure the milk is evenly distributed too.

Do you put almond milk in coffee? If so, are you on team regular, unsweetened, or vanilla?

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