As kids, many kids are forced to drink dairy milk considering it good for health and essential – the advertising behind it was solid and no-one questioned it back then due to lack of awareness. Thankfully, now people are aware and taking corrective steps to look after their health, environmental impact and animal life!
A number of commercial vegan milk brands have come up and are becoming popular by the month! Not just that, there are numerous people who have started fresh homemade plant milk delivery in different cities, we personally know a bunch of them doing it and we might start this in Delhi NCR, India since we already manufacture nut butters and nut spreads.
This article lists down few video links for you to quickly start with making your first batch of vegan milk option or dairy alternative at home! How exciting is that?! Once you perfect it for your needs, maybe you could try your hand at starting your own business!
Basic process to make Plant/Vegan Milks
Let us start with 10 yumm looking plant milks! You will get a basic idea of what is involved in making a plant based milk. Process is very simple, we have witnessed 11 year old kids follow it, so it wont be hard for anyone!
Benefits of making your own plant based milk are plenty but main one is that you get to make your own flavour. Make it cinnamon based, chocolate based, mango/seasonal fruit based and much more! With this process we can make almond milk at home, soy milk at home, and many more.
How to use Vegan Milk Options/Coconut Milk?
That brilliant video might have given you some idea about the process. Now let’s see how to use coconut milk to make some dishes! Watching these videos made us eat healthier food than we used to (side impact of making your own food is that you know whats going in!)
Now that you know how to make nut milks, try your own and comment below with your recipes and share your experiences. If you want your video to be displayed in the article, just send us a message through CONTACT FORM.
Vegan Ras Malai Recipe (Cashew Milk)
A short video showing steps to make vegan ras malai at home. Visit link in video description to get printable recipe.
Vegan Kheer using Almond Milk
Lastly to cover up this article is a short video showing steps to make vegan kheer at home. Visit link in video description to get printable recipe.
Almond Milk in this video is store bought, so you know that this is easily available in India, just cheaper when you make it yourself otherwise if you are in a hurry, you have this great option and many more brands ready to serve you!
Vegan Milk Nutrition Overview
In general, vegan milk options or dairy alternatives have lower fat compared to whole cow’s milk. This plant fat is more digestible than animal fat. Thickness makes all the difference between plant milks.
Plant based milks do not have cholesterol since cholesterol comes from animal products/sources. This is a huge plus for anyone with cholesterol issues.
Unsweetened versions of plant milks tend to have lower calories, sugars by default hence lower carbohydrates. another plus point! Allergens should be kept in mind though.
We have noticed protein wise, cow’s milk seems to have more proteins. Since a plant based diet has many sources of easily digestible proteins, this shouldn’t be a concern.
We sincerely hope that this article gave you an insight into making your own plant based milks and also how to get started using them. Substitution for dairy milk is pretty much 1:1 ratio. Simply use any one of the multiple options you have or blend them together to make your own combination for your desserts. Plant milk are also referred by Vegan Milk, or Mylk to avoid confusion.
CAUTION: Try NOT to BOIL Plant Milks, warm them up and cook them slowly but boiling causes them to curdle at times.
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Leaving you with a HOT CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK VIDEO BELOW! 😉
From one Earthling to Another!