How Non-Dairy Yogurt Tastes
If you've ever wondered about those alternatives to cow's milk yogurt and how they taste, I tried a few!
I’m not quite lactose intolerant but I can feel the effects of cow’s milk dairy, so I’m careful with how I eat what. When I can use an alternative without sacrificing flavor, I do it. Yogurt is one of those foods I never really enjoyed, but ate because it was “good for me.” Now that there are easily available substitutions, I figured I’d give them a try and maybe I’d like it!
At my local grocery store, I picked up coconut milk, two sheep’s milk, and one goat’s milk yogurts.
I started with the coconut milk yogurt. It was terrible. It was watery, the yogurt tang and coconut twing were fighting. I just couldn’t. Next I tried the goat’s milk. I love goat’s milk ice cream, so I thought this would be the winner. It was thick and creamy, like I was hoping. The flavor was… grassy. Maybe it’s just very fresh milk but nonetheless, it fought with the granola I poured in, so I wasn’t really enjoying that breakfast.
Then, I tried black sheep milk yogurt. Wow - super grassy and earthy. I tried to find the difference between black and white sheep milk and couldn’t find it online. Maybe one of you can enlighten me. Anyhow, this yogurt was FRESH. It’s possibly an acquired taste but I couldn’t get past it. It wasn’t ‘bad,’ just FRESH. And finally, the regular sheep’s milk yogurt. This one had the most tolerable flavor of all four. Fresh, but not overly grassy or earthy. It’s mild, I guess you could say.
Overall, I learned I just don’t like yogurt, unless it’s in some Mediterranean food in small portions. I’m not going to buy palettes of cartons to eat each day.
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