The Best Plant-Based Milk for Frothing - Vegan Lattes
About two months ago, I made the switch from cows milk to plant-based milk for my morning vanilla latte. When I started shopping for plant based milks, I found myself standing in the milk aisle just staring and reading all the cartons, wondering which one would be the best for my coffee. I am a foam lover, like obsessed, so I needed a milk that would actually froth and the only way I could figure out which was best was to… try them all!
To make things more complicated, which I'm pretty good at doing, I wanted not only plant-based milk but also a milk with a good amount of vitamins AND protein. Since I don't want meat anymore, I have to find my protein elsewhere and why not start the morning with some protein in mah coffee!
Alright, trial and error time.
Test #1: Good Karma Flaxmilk Unsweetened + Protein
So this milk tasted good, BUT it’s a little too watery for me, it did have a few bubbles after I tried frothing but did not foam like I was hoping it would. I choose the + protein one so this version of Good Karma Flaxmilk has 60 cal. per serving (8 fl. oz) and has 8 g of plant-based protein and is also rich in Omega-3s. It also offers a good amount of vitamin D and calcium, but unfortunately, it just doesn’t froth enough for me.
Test #2: So Delicious Coconut Milk, Unsweetened (in the carton, not full fat in a can)
Great for baking, but not for frothing. This milk was very similar to flaxmilk, it does not froth at all. Taste is a little coconut-y too so if you’re not a fan of the flavor then you won’t like this milk. So Delicious Coconut Milk has 45 cal. per serving (8 fl. oz). This milk alternative does not offer protein and it has a 4 g of saturated fat, but there is no sugar and it has a good amount of vitamin D per serving, so that’s a plus!
Test #3: Oatly Oat Milk Original
Heck yeahhhh! Love this milk. Super creamy, froths perfectly and taste great! This milk is made from gluten free oat’s, hence the name Oat-ly. To me, this milk almost has a vanilla-y taste, which is perfect for my morning latte. And guess what, this guys has 3 g of protein per serving! Wahooo! Oatly has 120 cal. per serving (8 fl. oz) and there is a little bit of saturated fat, about 0.5g per serving and had 7g of sugar, but it’s not added sugar. It also offers a great amount of B12, vitamin D, calcium and Riboflavin, which if you’re vegan Riboflavin is something you may lack since it is usually found in dairy, eggs and meat. I HIGHLY recommend you try this milk, even if it’s not for frothing.
Test #4: Ripple - Barista Style
Another great option. Ripple is made from yellow peas (I know, it sounds super gross and I hate peas too but it taste NOTHING like them, so don’t worry). I almost can’t tell the difference between Ripple and Oatly. Froths and is creamy. Ripple Barista Style has 120 cal. per serving (8 fl. oz), and since I’ve been looking for protein, this brand has 6 g of plant-based protein per serving! On the down side, it does not have much calcium or vitamin D like the other brands, has 5 g of sugar and has a little amount of saturated fat - 1 g per serving, but overall I think its a great choice!
And so the winner is…
These two are my favorites! I chose these because they offer protein and actually froth, which was the most important part for me!