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I'm not quite ready to go vegan, but I'm looking to replace cow's milk in my diet. I've hated it since I was about 3 years old... I always put fruit juice on my cereal or just had toast. The idea of a glass of milk makes me gag... I cant even handle the smell of straight cows milk. Blurgh!

I've always been able to handle it in coffee/tea, as the smell/taste is disguised... I'd like to cut it out completely however.

I have tried soy in a latte and HATED it. I tried it at a cafe that makes great coffee too. It just tasted wrong. I don't like black tea/coffee, either.

I'm wondering if almond milk would be any good in hot drinks? Any other suggestions?

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How does almond milk work in coffee/tea? I haven't tried it yet, but I'm curious.
 

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^works wonderful for me. I use almond milk everyday in my tea/coffee. I'll use soymilk or coconut milk if I have them on hand also. I've used the Silk creamer and the So Delicious ones also and they were really good. I just read that Organic Valley just came out with their own soy milk creamer too.
 

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Yes I agree with the nondairy creamers. The vanilla one makes coffee taste absolutely delicious. I used Silk. I actually only got it once because I was worried I would start drinking coffee all the time if I kept getting it....
 

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I started a similar thread a few months ago when I first switched from cow's milk. Might be worth a read. Here's a link to the thread.

I've found that I don't like rice milk in my coffee, and hazelnut milk is OK but a bit watery. These days I mostly go for either vanilla soy milk or almond milk.

ETA: My local grocery store has a very limited selection of non-dairy milk. The Whole Foods store, on the other hand, has a TON of different varieties. Since I buy the shelf stable kind, I tend to buy several boxes at once so I always have some on hand.
 

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I've always been able to handle it in coffee/tea, as the smell/taste is disguised... I'd like to cut it out completely however.

I have tried soy in a latte and HATED it. I tried it at a cafe that makes great coffee too. It just tasted wrong. I don't like black tea/coffee, either.

I'm wondering if almond milk would be any good in hot drinks? Any other suggestions?

Thanks
Soy milk burns at a lower temperature than cow's milk, so that might have been the issue. Almond, coconut, and rice milk are all good in coffee and tea, though! I always put the milk in the cup first, so it doesn't separate. My favourite is chocolate almond milk in chai tea!
 

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I use a combo of soy milk and low-fat coconut milk in a can. The coconut ads a creamy taste and a little sweetness and tends to neutralise that soy taste that can be distasteful to some, although I've gotten used to it when ordering at coffee shops.
 

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I prefer almond milk in my coffee over cows milk simply because it's so sweet I don't have to use as much sugar. But if the coffee is to hot it separates, so have it cool down a smidge. I don't like soymilk in my coffee but it works great in cooking. I think the only "pure" milk I drink now a days is the coffee mochas on the corner shop because I just don't like the taste of soymilk coffee drinks.
 

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I'm surprised some people don't like soy in their tea/coffee - I only switched from dairy last year and now enjoy my coffees and teas so much more due to the creaminess of the soy
. Different strokes, huh?

I don't use instant coffee - does that make a difference?

I had dairy milk in a coffee at a friend's house recently and it really tasted quite bad.

I haven't found a rice milk that works in either - it just seems to curdly. Can any Australians recommend a brand of rice milk that works for them?
 

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For me, the Silk Creamer is way better in coffee/tea than regular soy milk. I was a heavy half and half user before giving up dairy so I was pleased when I discovered I liked Silk creamer.
I don't like regular soy milk at all. But the creamer, for some reason is really good...doesn't have that 'soy after taste'. I use Almond milk for everything else, like cereal and baking.
It's trial and error...and I hate it when I spend good money on something only to find out I don't like it!
 
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