As you might guess, just shake the carton vigorously so it doesn’t separate!
My concern was that shaking the carton I’d only be
“mixing together” sour milk, but “no”.
I was relieved to learn – where almond milk is concerned, “separation does NOT mean it’s spoiled!” In fact – that’s what almond milk does.
That’s really the crux of what I was looking for, & and I found it in this great article in Epicurious.
Here’s my personal take.
Silk Almond Chocolate is – bar none – better than any other chocolate milk found in the dairy section. This stuff is AMAZING! Wonderful! I could easily drink a carton right down & think nothing of it.
Silk Cashew Chocolate is equally delicious – but usually 50¢ more expensive. So we usually hold Cashew for special occasions – or sometimes when Cashew’s on sale, which brings it down to the same as the other milks, then we’ll treat ourselves to “the good stuff“.
Tasty as it is – we can’t really use chocolate milk in our breakfast cereal and cooking, etc. So here’s the run down on white milks:
In terms of regular white milk, Silk Almond Original is nearest to the mark (a happy mid-point between 2% and whole milk), with just the slightest hint of almond, and a subtle, barely noticeable sweetness. For regular use as regular white milk – Silk Almond Original is my favourite.
For some pallets, my preferrence of “Original” might taste a bit bland.
No problem. Silk Almond Vanilla is delicious, without being overly sweet.
For better or worse – Silk Almond Vanilla is quite filling! Might be good for people trying to eat less. Whenever I drink it – i don’t feel like eating. Plus of course – it does have decent nutrients, so it might make a good meal supplement. It definitely isn’t “bad tasting”, so one should be comfortable experimenting.
Silk Almond Vanilla is a good “gateway” almond milk, for those want to develop a taste for almond milk, as they slowly give up the cow. For some folks, my preferred “Original” might be a bit bland. Creamy, cold & delicious!
Silk Almond Unsweetened is my “least favourite“; as it tastes like I’m drinking tap water. I can’t say it tastes”bad“; rather it just tastes like plain water; it’s tasteless. And who wants to eat their breakfast cereal with tasteless tap water? Certainly not Brian Newberry, that’s for sure!
When I want milk – I want milk! And in terms of taste, feel, etc. – “Unsweetened Almond” milk is nothing like the experience of drinking milk. It’s about like drinking regular nonfat milk. BLEGHHHH! From one extreme to another…
Silk Almond Creamer – EWWW! EGAD NO! Terrible! It’s incredibly sweeeeet. WAY TOO SWEET!
When I see this – I run screaming into the street flailing my arms like a maniac (OK I often do this anyway). Point being – Silk Almond Creamer (to my pallet) tastes like I’m mixing honey into my coffee!
In fact – it’s sweeter than honey. Almond Creamer is HORRIBLE.