MILK? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

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Coffee is the life blood of our cafe, we serve millions of coffees a day (this may be an exaggeration, but the people of West End sure do love their daily coffee!). With coffee, everyone has their preference whether it’s a long black, cappuccino, extra hot, double shot or triple shot, we all have our personal favourite coffee combination. But, milk preference can be the trickiest thing to navigate when deciding on which combination to choose when buying a coffee. There are so many dairy and non-dairy options available today, so we have created a little cheat sheet on the type of milks we serve at Miss Bliss!

Full cream milk is something most of us were brought up on. We were told to drink milk to get more calcium, but now there is overwhelming research that milk is not the only way to consume calcium (especially if you are dairy free), read more here.

For non-diary options its  50/50 split between popularity for coconut milk or almond milk and if you are someone who sits on the fence, why not try a mix of both in your coffee next time. 

 

FULL CREAM & SKIM MILK

Milk is classified by its fat percentage, with full cream having around 3.8% and skim milk having about 1.4% fat. It creates a beautiful silky frothiness and both equally popular among dairy lovers. 

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COCONUT MILK

What you need to know: Organic, Vegan, 100% natural (no nasties).

We love coconut milk for its taste and versatility in smoothies as well! Although not an overly “coconutty” taste, it’s deliciously creamy and a go to for Jacqui (@therealmissbliss) in her morning coffee.

Coconut Milk is known for a wide range of benefits including higher hydration levels when compared to other milks, aids in combating inflammation and is reportedly known to help with pain relief.

 

 

 

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ALMOND MILK

The original dairy alternative, and the most popular of all nut milks. It is made by grinding almonds, mixing them with water and then filtering the mixture to create a product that looks a lot like milk and has a nutty flavour. It is low in calories, high in Vitamin E and naturally lactose free! We love it in our morning coffee, but we also love it as a substitute in recipes like pancakes and homemade ice cream!


LACTOSE-FREE MILK

The name gives away all its secrets. It is free of lactose, making it easy for those with a lactose intolerance to digest. This milk does taste a little sweeter than regular milk, but that’s only due to the way the lactose is broken down in the milk.

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OTHER MILK ALTERNATIVES

There is an endless variety of different alternative milks you can enjoy. Here at Miss Bliss we serve full cream, skim, lactose free, coconut and almond milk as we know these options are what our customers love best!

Something that we love making at home is hemp milk! Check out our recipe below for a new milk alternative. Hemp milk recipe!

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you want to read more about different types of Milks, have a read of the Dietitians Association of Australia article on different milk classifications.