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Who uses Almond milk?

Recently I heard how good it was from a friend who uses it instead of cows milk on basically everything you'd use regular milk on or for.

Finding 2 coupons in the newspapers, I bought both vanilla and regular.
I love them and think they are delicious.

I know there is rice milk and soy milk too. I do buy soy milk because of my A+ blood type, and like it.......even comes in chocolate skinny.

Anyone use this stuff? What do you use it for?

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  1. [raises hand]

    I'm slightly lactose intolerant and so use nut milks (incl. almond and walnut) for things I typically would use with milk -- primarily in cereals, oatmeal and sometimes in creamed soups.

    By the way, you can make your own quite easily if you're interested. See here, as explained by goodhealthgourmet: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7401...

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      yummalicious.
      never knew it'd be so easy to make.
      we live where there is a very famous almond dealer.
      I should try to see if I can get a boatload of raw almonds from them.

      BTW: I love drinking it straight out of the 1/2 gallon container, but then I'm easy :0

    2. I sometimes use almond milk for cereal. It's not bad. I prefer the vanilla. I like baking with the flavored soy and almond milks. I think it adds a little extra flavor sometimes.

      1. i drink it, i bake with it, i cook with it. but as Laura Grace & i discussed in the other thread (thanks for linking, ipse!), the homemade version is *worlds* better than the packaged stuff for drinking straight or using on things like cereal, and you have more control over added sugar...plus, no preservatives.

        if you're partial to sweeter milk, try oat or hazelnut. and if you like coconut, So Delicious makes a "coconut milk beverage" and a non-dairy creamer.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          coconut milk.
          did someone say coconut milk?
          LOVE COCONUT!!!

          1. re: iL Divo

            then definitely check out Turtle Mountain's line of "So Delicious" coconut products - they make kefir, ice cream and yogurt too :)

            http://www.turtlemountain.com/product...

              1. re: iL Divo

                Coconut Milk Sandwiches! Love these!
                We use almond, soy, coconut water and rice milk on all sorts of things. Not for the dietary requirements as much for the taste. They all taste great. Baking wise, I use them all and yogurt.

            1. re: vegiegail

              I'm gonna call my health food store and see if they have it. My closest WF is 34 miles away, I know cause when I'm in that town I visit it. Would love the cococnut milk. do you know how many calories it has. I am usually a FF girl with regular milk. Then I read $k!nny B!+ches and all bets were off :( I soon discovered all I thought I did right, not so much

              1. re: iL Divo

                the Turtle Mountain website should have all the nutritional information for the products - check the link i gave you above.

                FYI, if you happen to be a Costco shopper, i just spotted a new item at my store yesterday - cases of SIX aseptic cartons of unsweetened Almond Breeze for $8.49.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  GHG, did you notice any difference in the contents of the aseptic containers versus the Almond Breeze available in the standard refrigerated half gallons? I too use the unsweetened Almond Breeze milk and I've found that the contents in the refrigerated half gallons is far superior in taste and texture to that found in the shelf stable aseptic cartons.

                  I'm curious to know if anyone else here has found this to be true.

                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                    i've never tried the refrigerated ones - they're much larger than the aseptic containers, and since i live alone and only buy it for baking (i make my own for drinking) it doesn't make much sense for me. plus, i prefer the unsweetened original, and that variety isn't available refrigerated.

                    but now you have me curious, so i may check out the refrigerated unsweetened vanilla the next time i'm at the store :)

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      Unsweetened refrigerated is available in two flavors: original, and vanilla IIRC (website doesn't show it - you'll have to trust me on this). Finding either flavor depends on what your store decides to stock in their fridges. Hey, I remember reading that you made your own almond milk GHG ... there's great info in that thread !! Thanks for sharing.

                      1. re: Cheese Boy

                        OK, i'll check either today or tomorrow, i have to stop at the Co-op anyway. and you're quite welcome - it's always my pleasure to share! i hope you try making your own nut milk sometime - it's so easy, and the results are *delicious.* just don't hate me if it makes you never want to go back to packaged again ;)

                    1. re: iL Divo

                      well then tell her to get you a case...or a 3-lb bag of almonds for $9.69 so you can make your own! ;)

              2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                Mmmmmm...

                It makes THE MOST delicious panna cotta too! :)

              3. My wife lives by the stuff. Puts it in just about anything normally binary to milk, including tea. She starts to panic when we have less than three in the pantry. She's gotten our kids on the stuff as well. Because it comes in a chocolate flavor, the bait was so easy to set. I don't normally drink milk but will use it in cereal, coffee/tea, and oatmeal. I like the taste of the different nut milks, but it ain't milk to me.

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                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Yea, I think "nut milk" is really a misnomer. Should be "milk nectar"

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    fellow Hound lgss calls it nut "mylk" which always makes me smile :)

                      1. re: visciole

                        actually, i like that lgss' spelling still allows it to be pronounced the same way as milk!

                        1. re: visciole

                          Does it have plenty of Vitamin R?

                          (I assume you are making a Simpsons reference. :-) )

                  2. i don't drink milk, never have, but i use almond milk like it's going out of style.
                    veggie custard pies (adds a unique savory sweetness), quiches, frittatas, soups, veggie whips or purees, souffles, cake/bread recipes, panna cotta, an ice "milk/cream" ...frankly any way i can. unsweetened of course :) almond dream is my favorite.

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                    1. re: Emme

                      Emme, do you buy the *unsweetened* Almond Dream? if so, where? i've never seen it, and according to the Almond Dream website, there's no store within 50 miles of me that carries it!

                      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                        i do! i get it at whole foods or pavilion's if it's on sale... last week i got it for 1.59 at pavilion's... i got 4. stockin' up :)

                        1. re: Emme

                          awesome :) no more WF for me, so i'll hit Pavilions tomorrow. thanks!!

                      2. re: Emme

                        Out of curiosity, can you please post a few of these recipes, they sound yummy, specfically the veggie whips (what is this?), soup recipes and the frittatas. Thanks!