Our New Favorite Milk is Made From Potatoes
The non-dairy milk section has been rapidly expanding over the last few years. At this point for staff at Cooking Light, we feel like we've seen it all. Flax seeds, pecans, split pea, and more line grocery shelves. You name it, we know if it can be 'milked'.
That's why we were so surprised to hear about the newest non-dairy milk on the market, a product from Veggemo, that is potato-based. Created from a blend of potato, tapioca starch, and pea protein, the products are touted as "veggie-based non-dairy" drinks. Available in the flavors of Original, Vanilla, and Unsweetened, Veggemo milks are considered the world's first vegetable-based alternative dairy product.
Free of gluten, soy, and certified kosher, Veggemo beverages are great options for those with a wide variety of food allergies or restrictions. Ranging in nutrition from 80 to 100 calories per serving, the milks are also nutritionally sound choices thanks to their low fat content and high levels of calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B12.
Originally only available in Canada, Veggemo is now expanding to the United States by stocking their products in natural food stores and traditional grocery stores across the nation. Keep an eye out at your local supermarket, or search to see which shops stock it nearby.
We managed to get our hands on samples of the Original and Vanilla Veggemo milks, and here's what our editors had to say:
"A bit starchy, but smooth. Thick like cashew milk."
"Surprisingly smooth. Remind me of vanilla almond milk. Leaves a dry feeling!"
"Little bit of a thick texture, but not in a bad way. Perfect amount of sweetness for cereal."
"Good texture, with a nice veggie chip taste in there."
"Too sweet to drink straight, but would be good with oatmeal or a matcha latte."
"Very vanilla, almost like a meal replacement shake. Good mouthfeel."
"Rich and creamy, but surprisingly low-fat. Would be a good treat to drink."
"Creamy! Would be great in a latte or coffee."