Looking for the best almond milk to buy? Read on to find the results of our almond milk taste test.
Plant-based milk is an alternative to dairy products to add to tea, cereal or drink on its own. Almond milk, coconut milk and oat milk are all plant milks. We taste those available to find the best ones to buy…
How the best almond milk taste test worked
Five members of the olive team conducted a blind taste test to find the most flavoursome shop-bought almond milk. We tasted all of the biggest almond milk brands widely available in the UK. The group choose an overall winner and the rest all winning under specific categories.
The results for the best almond milk
Best overall almond milk:
Plenish organic 6% almond milk
About the almond milk: This almond milk is made with filtered water, 6% almonds and sea salt. It containers no sweeteners or stabilisers and is suitable for vegans.
Comments: With a well-rounded toasty flavour, this smooth almond milk is great drunk on its own or in a smoothie.
Price: £2.50/1L, ocado.com
Best almond milk for those with a sweet tooth:
Innocent almond dairy alternative milk
About the almond milk: Made with spring water, 5.8% almonds and sea salt, this almond milk is suitable for vegans.
Comments: This almond milk was a little more watery than Plenish, but had a pleasant toasty, salty flavour.
Price: £1.75/750ml, tesco.com
Rude Health longlife almond drink
About the almond milk: This almond drink is made with natural spring water, organic rice, 1% almond Italian almonds, organic cold-pressed sunflower oil and sea salt. It is organic and suitable for vegans.
Comments: This almond milk is great for those with a sweet tooth, with a very sweet marzipan-like flavour and creamy texture.
Price: £1.40/250ml, ocado.com
- Chantelle Nicholson at Tredwell’s, London
- Mono, Glasgow
- Hendersons, Edinburgh
- Anna Loka, Cardiff
- Milgi, Cardiff
Other almond milks we tried:
Provamel organic unsweetened almond drink
About the almond milk: Made with water, 5% almonds, sea salt and stabilisers, this almond water has 0% sugar and is suitable for vegans.
Comments: We thought this almond milk was a bit bland and watery, however it had a pleasant and strong nutty scent.
Price: £2.49/1L, waitrose.com
Alpro organic almond milk
About the almond milk: This almond milk is made primarily with water and 2.3% almonds. It is organic, suitable for vegans and has no sugar.
Comments: This almond milk was too watery and bland compared to the others we tried.
Price: £1.80/1L, ocado.com
Paleo Food Co. 9% almond milk
About the almond milk: This almond milk is made with filtered water and 9% almonds. It is suitable for vegans.
Comments: This almond milk had more of a lumpy texture and watery flavour when compared to others we tried.
Price: £2.99/1L, waitrose.com
Want to find the best coconut water? Check out the results of our coconut water taste test here
Taste test conducted and written by Ellie Edwards