According to the Milkadamia carton, “Moo is moot”.
I can’t say that I agree (mainly because I have a really tumultuous relationship with cheese), but I can jive with exploring other options.
While I haven’t been officially diagnosed as lactose intolerant, I do notice a sensitivity to dairy and try alternative options when possible. Coconut and almond milk are regulars in my coffee rotation, but macadamia nut milk kind of just appeared out of nowhere. (Leave it to modish little cafe’s in NYC’s Nolita to throw your staple order for a loop).
The verdict? I can’t say that I’d be able to tell the difference between this or any other nut milk in my coffee. It’s super light and doesn’t add much body or cream, so if you’re used to half-and-half I’d gear up for a big difference. However, I added a teaspoon of honey and a few shakes of cinnamon, which brought this latte back up to par.
As far as the pros go, I’d vet the non-dairy, non-GMO and gluten-free tags. These cartons also boast relatively low sugar and calorie counts compared to competing milks. Just don’t expect the same hit of protein or creamy texture you’ll get with dairy milk.
So, would I order it again? Probably. Would I go out and buy a full carton? Only if the price is right!