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All about Plant Based Milk in Coffee - NO HARM DONE

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Milk and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly. They taste really good together! The smoothness of milk balances out the acidity of coffee, making a delicious beverage. Enjoying a café au lait or a latte is a common habit for many people. However, if you want to live a vegan lifestyle, then you have to give up cow’s milk. What's the difference between Plant-based Milk and Cow Milk? What is the best Plant-Based Milk for your coffee? Which brand of Plant-Based Milk should you buy in Singapore? Let’s find out what you need to know about choosing plant-based milk for your coffee.


Plant-Based Milk vs Cow Milk 


Plant based milk does taste good but it does not taste the same as cow’s milk. If you are used to animal’s milk, then you will need to take some time to adjust to your new milk. You will also need to adjust to the difference in texture. Plant-based milks often separate when added to coffee, so you’ll need to stir your coffee more often.


What is the Best Plant-Based Milk for Coffee?


A quick walk down the milk aisle at your favorite grocery store will prove that you have a lot of options! We suggest trying a few to see which one you like best. Each type of milk also has a different flavor profile, so you will need to experiment to see what you like the best. You can choose from soy, almond, cashew, coconut, rice, hemp, oat, and more.


Soy, almond and coconut are the most popular plant-based milks, but you never know which type will be your favorite.

Here at NHD we recommend trying out our Organic Compostable Fairtrade Espresso capsules with some plant-based milk!


Which Brand of Plant-Based Milk Should I Buy? 


When you choose plant-based milk, always check the ingredients. You want the least amount of additives possible. A lot of companies add sugar and other harmful substances to boost the flavor and consistency of their milk. So, try to get the least processed one, since it is best for your health and the environment. 


Some brands to look for in store in Singapore are Almond Breeze, Rice Dream, Alpro and Oatly.

Some other international brands you can order online are: Tempt Hemp Milk, KoKo Dairy Free, Planti, and Kaslink.


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Where to Get a Great Plant-Based Latte in Singapore


    Afterglow offers a beetroot and ginger latte with cinnamon soy milk called the Pink Soy Latte. If you prefer regular coffee, then try the Chocolate made with espresso and cold-pressed coconut oil.


      CMCR makes their own coffee and they take it very seriously. You can rest assured you’ll be getting top quality coffee beans. They offer Oatly and Bonsoy milk for your lattes and cold brewed coffee.


        NomVnom offers a lot of food options and many different drink choices. You can enjoy a matcha tea latte, hojicha latte or just plain old coffee with rice milk. They also have soy milk on the menu!


          The Living Café also offers a wide variety of food for every meal. They also have a large coffee and matcha menu. They offer hazelnut, soy, and almond milk so you can enjoy your latte and stay vegan.


            Real Food offers a variety of vegetarian food to keep any foodie happy. They also have unique lattes like turmeric and matcha. It’s also a grocery store, so you can do your weekly shopping while sipping on your latte!


            Check out our YouTube channel for delicious latte recipes. Simply use plant-based milk and enjoy! 


            Adjusting to plant-based milk in your coffee takes a bit of time. Be patient and try lots of different milks to decide which is your favorite. Your taste buds will eventually adjust to the new flavor and you will look forward to vegan lattes and coffee very soon!


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