Almond milk is surprisingly simple to make because it only requires a few ingredients. Before grinding and sifting the almonds, soak them in water, resulting in a slightly nutty beverage that doubles as a milk substitute.
Although almond milk is not milk, its texture is similar to that of cow's milk, which is why it is a popular dairy substitute. Additionally, it includes vitamins and is low in calories.
"Dairy substitutes are difficult to thicken and use for latte art," "But, with certain almond-based substitutes, you can't tell the difference." Almond milk with a higher protein content tends to heat up more quickly. Protein is what causes steamed milk to foam.
Using a small saucepan, heat your almond milk over low heat, stirring occasionally, until it is slightly warm. Using the hand frother on the surface of the pan to whip up the froth until you have lovely, frothy almond milk, reduce the heat to prevent overheating.
Whether it is dairy or almond, the next time you're out shopping for almond milk, check to see how much protein is in it. Try your best effort at the latte art. Perhaps you'll be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.
Dairy and plant-based milk both include high levels of protein and fat, but so do other dairy products. Steamed milk's frothiness is determined by the fat and protein content (as well as the ratio between the two).
The fat and protein content of milk affects how quickly it froths up. So, look for coffee almond milk with a higher fat level when shopping.
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Other Questions about Coffee :
Where can I rent a coffee machine?
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).