MILKING IT: THE ASIAN MILK ALTERNATIVES

Going dairy free

GOING DAIRY-FREE

 

Requests from customers to swap out regular milk in their coffees have become an increasingly normal practice as dairy-free milk alternatives gain traction in local food and beverage establishments. This rise in consumer consciousness raises the demand for baristas and mixologists alike to be aware of the health benefits afforded by these dairy-free alternatives.

If you’re itching to try out some fresh flavour pairings with these regular-milk replacements, here are a few milk alternatives and some recipes that will guarantee some happy tastebuds.


Soy Milk

SOY MILK

Soy milk is known to be the closest cow-milk substitute because of its identical viscosity, protein and fat content. Filled with calcium and potassium, soy milk has a light texture and mild taste to ensure seamless mixing with most milk-based foods or beverages. You can use it in almost any food or beverage, ranging from using it as a pancake ingredient to coffee companions. The subtle sweetness of soy milk makes it the ideal ingredient for smoothies to satisfy your customers’ cravings.


Oat Milk

OAT MILK

Made through straining a blend of oats and water, oat milk is filled with the same nutrients found in its source. Fibrous, packed with protein, and vitamin B that has been linked to reducing the risk of heart diseases, oat milk is a good choice for consumers who are allergic to nuts, or who are looking to cut out saturated fat. As a heftier substitute for regular milk, oat milk is perfect for weightier recipes such as milkshakes, and even doubles as an alternative for post-workout protein shakes.


Rice Milk

RICE MILK

For something sweet and light to start customers’ days right, rice milk is the perfect fill-in. Prepared using boiled and brown rice, starch and syrup, this milk alternative is the least allergenic of the milk alternatives. Rice milk is loaded with vitamin B, calcium and carbohydrates, which aids with skin and bone health as well as energy and digestive metabolism. Its sweetness means rice milk is often used for desserts such as cakes or muffins, but is also frequently enjoyed on its own.


Almond Milk

ALMOND MILK

This popular plant-based milk substitute is most commonly made through straining a mixture of blended almonds and water, or through combining water and almond butter. Nutty in flavour and creamy in texture, almond milk is a good source of vitamins, magnesium, iron and protein. Almond tends to be an all-rounder milk, used in ice creams, overnight oats, smoothies, and puddings of various kinds. There’s little surprise that it compliments other nutty flavours, and is often thereby paired with recipes containing other nut butters.


Discover our recipes with asian milk alternatives !

     

smoothie bowl strawberry

SOY SMOOTHIE BOWL

 

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Le Fruit de MONIN Strawberry
  • 1 scoop Le Frappe de MONIN Vanilla
  • 150 ml soy milk

Preparation

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender
  • Cover with ice cubes
  • Blend until smooth
  • Garnish with grated coconut, seeds, nuts and fresh fruits
FRUITY GRANOLA CUP

FRUITY GRANOLA CUP

 

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Le Fruit de MONIN Blueberry
  • 1 scoop Le Frappe de MONIN Yoghurt
  • 150 ml oat milk

Preparation

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender
  • Blend with ice until smooth
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Top with berries and granola
DIRTY CHAI LATTE

DIRTY CHAI LATTE

 

Ingredients

  • 20 ml MONIN Chai Tea syrup
  • 150 ml rice milk
  • Espresso

Preparation

  • Add syrup in a glass filled with ice
  • Add rice milk to the glass and top it off with espresso
tropicsl creamsicle

TROPICAL CREAMSICLE

 

Ingredients

  • 30 ml Le Fruit de MONIN Passion Fruit
  • 1 scoop Le Frappe de MONIN Yoghurt
  • 45 ml orange juice
  • 150 ml almond milk

Preparation

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender
  • Blend with ice until smooth
  • Garnish with fresh fruit