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Old 09-19-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Almond Breeze Latte!

Similar post posted on the main board.

A latte is really the only treat I truly miss on a regular basis.

I tried making them with cream...but didn't like the heavy flavor.

I tried making them with half-n-half, which seemed to work, but still quite a few more carbs than I want to ingest.

In a pinch, I used Carb (Calorie Countdown) milk, but the taste wasn't quite "there" and that product is getting hard to find and hard to use up a whole half gallon before it spoiled and I hate waste.

I now have the answer - the Almond Breeze product.

Wow - it has a nice, smooth, "normal" taste...no weird off flavors... I tried the unsweetened vanilla flavor, my only complaint is that it is a little on the bland side (I can't imagine what the unsweetened plain must be like! LOL)...

But I did a taste test - side by side and it's very close, close enough to satisfy and that's all that counts.... I might add a teeny bit of artificial sweetener and some spices to perk it up a bit. I never knew until I started lowcarbing how sweet regular milk can be.

Anyway...for those of who miss your lattes or cappucinos...here you go and it's very low in carbs!!! 2 carbs per cup, with 1 fiber gram.

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Old 09-19-2006, 08:17 PM   #2
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OK, Rosie, so tell me ED-ZACKERY how you made your Latte, please!

I have the Almond Breeze and I have an espresso maker standing at the ready....

Thanks!

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Old 09-20-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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Hi Char!

Here's how I do it:

I brew a double espresso in my Nespresso machine (fool proof).

I pour the espresso over a tall glass of ice. Add one cup of Almond milk and stir well. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the drink, add a tall straw.

Love it.

I did add a smidge of erythritol as a sweetener - a tiny bit.

This is passable as a Starbucks latte...the only thing I might do differently next time is maybe a smidge of real cream to add a little more body to it. The almond milk is great for lightening the drink and smoothing it out - but it doesn't quite have the depth of flavor that dairy milk has. I am surprised the fat content of Almond Breeze isn't a little higher.

Anyway, there you go
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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YUM-MO!! Gotta try this on the weekend!

Thanks Rosie!
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Sounds great. I'll be trying this soon since I discovered the Almond Breeze is available locally.
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Sounds great. I'll be trying this soon since I discovered the Almond Breeze is available locally.
Make sure to note if the locally available Almond Breeze is unsweetened. Some are not sugarfree.
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Oooh...thanks for the heads up! I'll be sure to double-check what they're carrying. I hope to pick some up tomorrow.
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Good point, Kevin. I checked all the local stores and they didn't carry the unsweetened Almond Breeze-just the high sugar one and it was more expensive than Netrition. If you order several items at a time even with the shipping, it comes out cheaper. I've found the prices at Netrition are better on most everything.
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:39 PM   #9
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I bought vanilla and choc and I love them both. Put vanilla in my coffee this AM and heated a cup of choc w/ SF syrup this afternoon. Very good an so little carbs. YUMMY.
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Would I look for this next to the boxed milk (non-refrigerated)?

Anyone know what Florida stores would carry this?
I have a Whole Foods, Publix, and Winn Dixie.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:59 PM   #11
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i bought unsweetned vanilla at trader joes for 2.99, hth...
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Old 09-23-2006, 03:31 AM   #12
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I know that Netrition carries all 3 unsweetened flavors!

My local Safeway carries only the *sweetened* Almond Breeze.

My local Trader Joes carries the unsweetened vanilly only.

I think you just have to look around.


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Old 09-23-2006, 07:12 AM   #13
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Whole Foods should carry it. I got vanilla at Trader Joes for $1.99.
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Whole Foods here doesn't carry the unsweetened flavors - but they WILL order a case for you if you want a whole case, with a 10% discount. They carry the unflavored, unsweetened, and the sweetened vanilla and chocolate.
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Whole Foods in Houston DOES carry unsweetened, so check your individual stores. That's where I get mine.
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Sadly, the local stores are only carrying the sweetened versions. Time to place another Netrition order!
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I like this because:

- it's so much easier than trying to find Carb/Calorie Countdown at the store and knowing I will never be able to use it before it goes bad (container size too much for me)

- the packaging has a much longer expiry date, so I can stock up and it doesn't need refrigeration

- it's cheaper

- it tastes better

Is that enough? Ro
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I like this because:

- it's so much easier than trying to find Carb/Calorie Countdown at the store and knowing I will never be able to use it before it goes bad (container size too much for me)

- the packaging has a much longer expiry date, so I can stock up and it doesn't need refrigeration

- it's cheaper

- it tastes better

Is that enough? Ro
Adding to the list.....it bakes very well.
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...and it's VERY low cal and low carb too!
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I made an egg custard with it....very good!
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Wow, Kinky, that's cool - would you share the recipe you used?
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Sure. I made 2 batches-2 different flavors.
Basic recipe- 5 eggs
1 1/2 c Almond Breeze
1/2 c Davincis
a drop of liquid splenda-(optional-depending on your sweet tooth!) Mix in blender. Bake in water bath at 350 for 45 min or til set. Taste better chilled. I used 3 8oz coffee mugs for 1 batch and a small square casserole dish for the other. Both were good.

Batch #1-1 1/2 c chocolate Almond Breeze w/ 1/2 c peanut butter DaVincis
2 drops liquid spenda in casserole dish.

Batch #2- 1 1/2 c vanilla Almond Breeze w/ 1/2 pineapple DaVincis -sprinkle of unsweetened coconut on top in coffee mugs. I like batch #2 better.

Now I am worried about the Almond Breeze cause it has soy in it!! May go back to Calorie Countdown.
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Sadly, the local stores are only carrying the sweetened versions. Time to place another Netrition order!
If you can't find the unsweetened Almond Breeze (I can't find it in Canada, as usual... ), it's a breeze to make your own Almond Breeze. I make it in my magic bullet. Place 7 almonds in the tall cup, cover with boiling water (2 tbsp), blend until looks smooth. Open cup, pour 1 cup cold water, blend a little bit more. Strain. Keeps well for 4 days in fridge.

You can:
- sweeten with 2 tsp sweetener of choice
- add a dash of xanthan gum to make it foam for that latte
- a tiny amount of salt makes a difference in taste
- a few drops of butter extract gives it a "milky" flavour
- oh, and if you find it gritty, put a kitchen paper towel in the strainer to strain through it

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This has to be the best new product I have tried lately. It's delicious. I tried the chocolate Almond Breeze....I bought mine at Vitamin Cottage where it is on sale this month.

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wow, does that recipe for making your own really work?? it seems that it would be really thin..you can make a cup of it with only 7 almonds?? I am going to try this as I am bored right now.. where did you get this recipe? this is great..
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I like this because:

- it's so much easier than trying to find Carb/Calorie Countdown at the store and knowing I will never be able to use it before it goes bad (container size too much for me)

- the packaging has a much longer expiry date, so I can stock up and it doesn't need refrigeration

- it's cheaper

- it tastes better

Is that enough? Ro
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You said one of the advantages is it is cheaper. It is about twice the price of Hood Calorie (have to get used to that, used to Carb) Countdown here! I looked at it on Netrition the other day, and cringed at the price. Then I found it Monday down in another town, at Wild Oats and again it was a LOT higher than the CC. Even the store brand was a lot higher.

Thanks for the recipe gpisabela !!!! I'll give it a try. My daughter-in-law said when we saw it at the store, that I should be able to make it. But I had no idea how. (or at least the how much of what to use)[/COLOR]
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I just bought the unsweetened vanilla this morning for the first time. It's only $2.39 at Kroger here in Houston. They also had the unsweetened chocolate but I was concerned that it wouldn't taste very good if I sweetened it with Splenda. I'll probably try the vanilla in my protein shakes. I normally use heavy cream but the Almond Breeze is quite a bit cheaper. I hope it's as good as everyone says it is.

By the way, it was in the health food department at Kroger, near the soy and rice "milks".
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wow, does that recipe for making your own really work?? it seems that it would be really thin..you can make a cup of it with only 7 almonds?? I am going to try this as I am bored right now.. where did you get this recipe? this is great..
Yes, it works, actually I'm having a latte made with it right now. Taste-wise it's rather bland, but I venture to guess that almond breeze is not better, when looking at the ingredients. I got inspired from this recipe, which I think it would be better but need more ingredients - but is also richer in calcium. I want to give it a try, sometimes.

http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/veg...lender-for-snm

I became curious and did a search on "almond milk". There are tons of recipes out there, but I can't remember where I found this one. Anyways, I see recipes that use more almonds and also soak almonds in water overnight. So I'll give a try to some of these recipes, because milk is carby, but I need the ingredient for latte. Soy - I vote against, cream - is too heavy, what's left?

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[COLOR="Red"]I tried this today. I don't have a bullet, but I tried it in my OLD Vita Mix. So I had to make a quart, as it wouldn't even think about grinding less than that amount of almonds. Still didn't grind them well.

So then I thought about trying something else. I also have an Oster blender, with which I can use regular canning jars. But instead of trying to blend the whole almonds, I took 2 TBSP of Almond meal, and followed the rest of gpisabela's directions, more or less. I added the 2 TBSP of boiling water, blended several seconds. Took the lid off, and added a cup of cold water, and blended some more. Then I added 1 tsp of Lecithin, 1/8 tsp Guar Gum, and about 1/2 more water. Blended this well.
I stirred in enough more cold water to make a pint. Turned out pretty well.
Next time, I'll probably add about 1 tsp cream to make it creamier. I ran it thru Master Cook, and came up with 1 carb per 1/2 cup. Even if the 1 tsp cream is added it doesn't raise the carb count.

I think if you use Almond meal, you can use a regular blender and make it. I had measured the almonds in a 1/4 cup measure, and figured that for the 1 quart, then figured out for the 2 cups or pint. Think this is pretty close.

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LindaSue: The chocolate is quite good. Much better tasting than Carb/Calorie Countdown.
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