March 22, 2017

VIDEO: Which Alternative Milks Are Best?


Non-dairy milks are harder to steam, rarely taste as good, and are often thinner than cow’s milk. But they also won’t put your lactose-intolerant customers in hospital, making them an essential part of a café’s offerings.

If you’re trying to find the best alternative milk for your coffee house, read on: in today’s curated video guide, dairy-free milks are being put to the test.

Which Alternative Milk Is Best?

In our first video, Amber from Seattle Coffee Gear looks at soy, almond, rice, and coconut milk. For her, soy milk is the best option. Coconut milk is a runner-up, with its good texture and mouthfeel, but Amber points out that it’s bad for frothing. Watch as she goes into more detail.

SEE ALSO: How to Make Your Own Dairy-Free Milk: A Recipe

So How Good Actually Is Soy Milk?

Morgan and Mark of Whole Latte Love take a closer look, with a milk froth-off for soy, skim, 1%, 2%, and whole fat milk. Note: since different people froth each milk, this isn’t scientifically rigorous. What’s more, results will vary according to brand and protein/fat content. However, it’s an indication of the results you can achieve at home or in the café. And what’s more, Mark and Morgan also share a few milk frothing tips.

SEE ALSO: Coffee Science: Everything You Need to Know About Milk

What About Rice, Almond, and Coconut Milk?

But let’s say that you want to cater for people with soy allergies. Well, Morgan and Mark continue to put the theory to the test with an almond, coconut, and rice milk froth off. Here’s what they found out.

SEE ALSO: Why Is Milk & Coffee Such a Great Combination?

Feature photo credit: Whole Latte Love via YouTube

Please note: Perfect Daily Grind does not own the rights to these videos and cannot be held accountable for their content.

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