Milkshakes are the ultimate drink when it comes to comforting, refreshing treats. What could be better than a thick, creamy shake in a frosty glass? There are many non-dairy alternatives to make your vegan shake as rich and satisfying as ever. Let’s look at some of the delicious options…
Malt powder. This is what gives a malted (and some shakes) that rich flavor that is slightly reminiscent of chocolate but milder. Malt powder is a germinated grain (usually barley) and is vegan. It has no added sugar but the sugar or syrup from your other shake ingredients should be enough. You can order malt powder online or buy at some specialty stores. Lookout for malted milk, which is not vegan.
Soy Milk. Soy milk does not have as high a fat content as coconut milk, which is nice if you’re trying to cut down on fat grams. And there are a number of flavor options, such as vanilla, chocolate, sweetened and unsweetened, so you can play with your favorites. Check out Earth Balance® Soy Milks the next time you’re at the store for an organic, non-GMO and delicious Soy Milk whose ingredients you can trust.
Nut butters. Peanut butter and almond butter taste terrific in shakes and both go particularly well with the malt powder flavor. Nut butters thicken a shake, adding protein and nutrients such as calcium, iron and magnesium. Earth Balance® makes both peanut & almond butters so get and enjoy some today!
Flavor extracts. Vanilla, maple, almond, lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, cocoa powder… there are many flavor extracts you can use to add tantalizing twists to a shake. Purchase flavor extracts that are all natural with no synthetic or imitation flavors or mysterious ingredients.