When I first became vegan there weren't all that many widely available vegan milks. I basically had soy, almond, and rice to choose from. In my early tastings I landed on almond milk as my favorite. While it wasn't as luscious as soy milk, it didn't have that soy-beany after-taste, and it was slightly more rich than rice milk.
Through all these years, I was still on the almond milk. Since I never was one to just drink a glass of milk, I would get the plain, unsweetened variety. It works fine in cereals, since they usually have their own sweetness, and it works in savory cooking as well, but I would never want to drink a glass of it. Nor would I drink the unsweetened versions of any of the numerous vegan milks on the market now.
My skepticism turned to excitement as I took a gulp (right out of the container, because no one was watching) of the second container, and my taste buds were treated to an amplified version of the already deliciously nutty and rich unsweetened macadamia milk.
The textures of vegan milks range from chalky to watery with most of them being on the extreme (unpleasant) ends of that spectrum. And until I tasted SunCoast Gold's Macadamia Milk, I thought that soy milk was the best texture-wise in terms of resembling cow's milk. But this macadamia milk, blows soy out of the water. It coats the tongue and throat nicely as it goes down bringing back all those memories of taking down an ice cold glass of milk on a hot day.
This is my new go-to milk for pancakes and waffles, plus it adds a boost of potassium to my post workout smoothie..since working out is a thing that I do now. The unsweetened version makes rich curries, and luscious cream sauces, and is pretty darn delicious drinking it on it's own. If you have a Kroger grocery store nearby you can get SunCoast Gold Macadamia Nut Milk there. Here is a store locator in case you're not near a Korger: www.macmilk.com.au/store-locator
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