Picking the Right Non-Dairy Milks for Your Creamy, Frothy Coffee Needs

Drinking black coffee has many benefits. It’s a natural mood enhancer, metabolism booster, and the list goes on. We’re not kidding. We even made a video about the long list of benefits of black coffee

We know that the taste of black coffee may not be for everyone which is why they invented creamer. And most likely why you should invest in milk stock. It’s the saving grace for those who need a little something extra to sweeten up the taste of their coffee. 

These days there are so many types of milk, it’s hard to even know which one to choose. Have you been to the grocery store lately? There’s regular milk and then there’s name brand, off-brand, every kind of plant brand. It can be overwhelming to figure out which one goes best with your morning cup of joe. Milk has been around for ages, so if you’ve been loving coffee since you could walk, you probably know the drill by now. Non-Dairy on the other hand is growing in popularity. There’s a new kind of non-dairy milk every time we turn around! So, we’re breaking it down for you, to help you decide the right kind of non-dairy milk for your coffee. 

Soy Milk

Soy Milk was one of, if not the first one out of the gate when it came to non-dairy offerings. It was the go-to when it came to a dairy alternative until about 15 years ago. That’s when rumors started swirling about soy and its effects on the human body and the environment. You can still find it in abundance and for those looking for a dairy-free option, it provides the necessities. It froths well and has a nice balance to the taste of coffee. Just be careful with the one you choose as many have added sweetener to keep the soy-like flavor at bay. 

Almond Milk 

Almond milk is a popular alternative for those who want to go heavy on the cream, but not on the calories. It also froths pretty decently due to its high-fat content. It doesn’t always blend too well in the coffee itself. There’s a serious dislike between the protein in almond milk and the acid of your coffee. They refuse to get along, but if you can get over the not-so-photogenic look of almond milk in coffee, you’ll be able to enjoy its slightly sweet and faintly nutty flavor.

Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is also great for all you latte and cappuccino lovers. Its fat content also helps with that froth, but you may want to steer clear if you prefer your coffee to cream ratio heavy on the cream side. There are over 500 calories in a cup of coconut milk. We also needed to read that twice. 500 calories in one cup! This may be better if you’re the kind of coffee drink that needs a little splash. That way you can enjoy the smooth, thick texture and mild coconut flavor of this non-dairy milk without the guilt. 

Oat

Now we get to the new kid on the block that has taken the world of coffee by storm. If you have a nut allergy and almond milk won’t do, oat milk is a great alternative! They say that in terms of texture and taste, oat milk is pretty darn close to regular dairy. It’s also high in protein and fiber. If you haven’t hopped on board the oat milk train yet, you may really enjoy this one and its sweet and creamy vibe. 

Let us know what your milk of choice is!