Saturday, September 7, 2013

My experience with soy milk

This post is a part of Vegan MoFo. For more information about Vegan MoFo, visit their website.

One of the more easier things to do when going vegan would be replacing milk with soy milk or other plant based milks. I am very curious about nut milks or rice milk too, but so far I wasn't able to taste those yet. Soy milk is by far the easiest to acquire, so I tried replacing milk with soy milk in the past. My boyfriend didn't really like it. I am fine with it in cooking and baking stuff but not drinking it. But I have to admit I don't like to drink milk either. Soy butter was a welcome replacement in our home though and we don't buy any regular butter for our bread any more. But I do like to drink smoothies and most of mine are still vanilla yoghurt or milk based. So I decided to try a vanilla version, maybe we would like that better.

We made a blueberry smoothie with this soy milk, but sadly we didn't both like it that much. To be honest there wasn't much of a vanilla taste to be spotted. Only a very light after taste. And I found it tasted more like anise. I like that flavour in the background, but not when it is overwhelming like here. So sadly we won't be buying this again and I have to say that after two fails on soy milk, I am not very enthusiastic to try more. So I could use some tips. How about almond milk? Or rice milk? Might it be the brand of soy milk? Of course I can make smoothies without any milk at all, but I do like the milkshake-smoothies better, so I don't want to go without all the time.

How do you replace milk in your smoothies? Please give me your recommendations and success recipes! 


  1. I use vegan milks in things and love them, but in general, I don't want to drink a glass of any non-dairy milk, but I never wanted to drink a glass of dairy milk either. CHOCOLATE milk, however . . . :D

  2. It depends on what's available in your area, but I love (and will drink on its own) almond/coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk, and hazelnut milk. In my opinion, soy milk all tastes too soy-y and rice milk is too thin/watery. Apparently you can make your own almond milk really easily with a high-speed blender and nut milk bag, in case you can't find any near you.

  3. I really like plain, unsweetened almond milk too in my smoothies. My son also likes to add a banana to his smoothies. It helps make the smoothie creamy but be careful because it can take over the flavors.

  4. Perhaps it's the brand? Because I always drink Alpro Soya milk and like it! Some other brands taste less good.
    I tried rice milk a while ago, also was pretty nice. Still curious about almond milk etc