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I am looking for tips on cows milk free lattes. I like lattes but I cannot tolerate soy milk. What do you do? Do you make them at home, and what ingredients? What do you order when you are out?
 

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I am a soy milk fan myself, but almond and rice milk would work just fine. I have my own espresso machine, I make caramel raspberry lattes a lot. Yummy.
 

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i'm kinda big fan soy milk in lattes. the one time i tried almond milk it kinda tasted like wood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:">. maybe rice milk? but i haven't tried that.
 

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BTW a raspberry caramel latte sounds awesome. I might buy some milks sometime. I also have a sort of frothing wand here which I could experiment with.
 

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I can't taste that a soy latte is made from soy milk. I can tell if they've made it with cows milk now though, there's a gross kind of cold fat aftertaste to it, grim.
 

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being massive soya fan myself, i've never tried another alternative for a latte. i think you should experiment & tell us the results <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> i fear rice milk would be a bit thin - it's kind of watery?<br>
i'm not sure you'll be able to order one when you're out though. it depends where you're from i suppose! (some places here don't even have soy)
 

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Im lucky. My mum lives near an outlet shopping centre which has a Thorntons (chocolate shop) cafe, which serve everything with a Soy Milk alternative.<br>
I suspect the rice milks and such would make a water cuppa aswell. Sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Freesia</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2915797"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
BTW a raspberry caramel latte sounds awesome. I might buy some milks sometime. I also have a sort of frothing wand here which I could experiment with.</div>
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I'm not sure if you can get them where you live, but I'm a big Torani fan: <a href="http://www.torani.com/home" target="_blank">http://www.torani.com/home</a>
 

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I usually use soy, almond or coconut milks. It's even better if I have flavored "milks" to use in my lattes.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2916008"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm not sure if you can get them where you live, but I'm a big Torani fan: <a href="http://www.torani.com/home" target="_blank">http://www.torani.com/home</a></div>
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^Those are incredible. I can't find them anywhere in my area anymore though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. I used to luck out and find them at department stores like Marshalls for a really cheap price.
 

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^Those are incredible. I can't find them anywhere in my area anymore though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. I used to luck out and find them at department stores like Marshalls for a really cheap price.</div>
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Do you have a World Market near you? They're more expensive there, but that might be a place you can get them. I'm lucky enough to have a warehouse store (that doesn't require a card) that sells them for $4.50. I can get 2 months of daily lattes for $8.
 

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I usually use soy, almond or coconut milks. It's even better if I have flavored "milks" to use in my lattes.<br><br><br><br>
^Those are incredible. I can't find them anywhere in my area anymore though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">. I used to luck out and find them at department stores like Marshalls for a really cheap price.</div>
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This is probably what I will try next, maybe a mix of almond and coconut milk or maybe rice and coconut milk.<br><br>
I did try a soy latte at my local cafe and I noticed it foamed up beautifully, visually it looked nice but I get a sore tummy after drinking a glass of soy milk for some reason. I seem to be only able to handle limited amounts of soy.
 

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I'm not sure if you can get them where you live, but I'm a big Torani fan: <a href="http://www.torani.com/home" target="_blank">http://www.torani.com/home</a></div>
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We dont have Torani but there are different syrups around to buy.
 

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Rice milk is ok, but doesn't froth very much. I've tried it with my frothing wand and it doesn't work. Soy milk is the best, in my opinion, maybe try different brands. I found a brand that doesn't give off much of a soy-taste in the coffee, opposed to other brands that overpowers the coffee flavour.<br><br>
Almond milk I hear can be thick enough for frothing, but I haven't tried it myself.
 

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Iced (cause soy milk tastes weird to me if it is heated), double shot, no sweetener. Almond milk is what I use for hot coffee.
 

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I like decaf Ristretto shots and soy milk iced lattes, no sweetener.<br><br>
Coconut milk is good if you cant have soy.
 

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I never see almond milk in the supermarkets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I want to try it!
 

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Rice milk is ok, but doesn't froth very much. I've tried it with my frothing wand and it doesn't work. Soy milk is the best, in my opinion, maybe try different brands. I found a brand that doesn't give off much of a soy-taste in the coffee, opposed to other brands that overpowers the coffee flavour.<br><br>
Almond milk I hear can be thick enough for frothing, but I haven't tried it myself.</div>
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Thanks for the tip. I did find that the soy milk they used at the cafe had a really strong taste. Likely it was the brand.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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I never see almond milk in the supermarkets. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I want to try it!</div>
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Ive found it is available at whole foods and organic sorts of stores.
 
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