Friday, April 20, 2012

Milk, milk, and milk?

Call me old-fashioned but I have never tried anything but milk with my cereal. So I thought I should at least give the other 'subsititutes' a try: I bought soy milk, almond milk, and rice milk and used my 5 year old son as a guinea pig.

He thought the setup was quite exciting. It's the (Pepsi) white liquid challenge!


Amond milk: "Myeah, it tastes like milk."
Milk: "this one also tastes like milk."
Soy milk: "it's like a yummy vanilla cookie."
Rice milk: "I don't like that one as much. It's kinda, I don't know like water."


This is about my take on all of these too:
The almond milk was good but it has a strong nutty flavor, which makes it less versatile. I think my favorite, and the sweetest, was by far the soy milk. The rice milk doesn't look quite as nice and has little floaties in it, which if you are a little kid you notice right away.

Hmm, now I need to look into recipes. I've used coconut cream/milk/water quite a lot. It seems easier to use all of these for desserts, smoothies, or with your cereal, but trickier in terms of savory dishes.

Anyone have any suggestions?

In terms of price, all were $2.49 for 1/2 gallon at Safeway, compared to $6.00 for a gallon of organic milk. Ingredients are a little tricky, it seems like cheating since all of them have added vitamins and sweetener. Whole milk has the most cars and calories, soy milk seems the healthiest...

In terms of nutrition:
 * Carragean is a seaweed extract used to help ingredients bind together.

** Inulin is a natural sweetener found in many plants.

 Soy milk is going in his cereal tomorrow
I'm gonna try the milkS in my coffee tomorrow morning, therein lies the true test...


  1. Do the taste test with unsweetened vanilla soy, almond and rice milks!

  2. Good idea, vanilla ones would be perfect with coffee! I need to upate this once I use and test these various milks a little more. So far, we've made "green monster" smoothies with the rice and almond milk and the kids loved it.
    By the way, I made a mistake, the milks were $2.49 for a quart, not a half gallon.