Unlike animal milk, almond milk contains neither cholesterol nor lactose. As it does not contain any animal products, it is suitable for vegans and vegetarians who abstain from dairy products. Commercial almond milk products often come in plain, vanilla, or chocolate flavors and are sometimes enriched with vitamins. Almond milk can also be made at home by grinding almonds with water in a blender. Vanilla flavoring and sweeteners are often added.
Almond milk is slightly beige in colour and has a creamy texture and nutty taste. It is easy to make at home or purchase in long-life cartons at the supermarket.
By Norma Strang