Milk Alternatives Now Include Oat, Almond, And… Potato Milk?
Living in Idaho we have to try this.
Can I be completely honest with you? This doesn't sound terrible.
I'm a milk lover, but I'm open to other creamy options. I enjoy almond milk, soy milk, and oat milk. Buttermilk is OK if it's used in baking. I'm not sure I could down a glass of buttermilk goodness.
Side note: This scene from the Santa Claus always comes to mind when I think of soy milk.
Now it appears we have a milk alternative that has Idaho written all over it.
This is the first time I've seen potato milk, but it's apparently becoming quite trendy. It's a vegan option that contains no animal products and it could prove to be valuable to those who also have nut allergies.
Dug is one of the companies that is leading the potato milk charge.
Don't you just love that name? It makes me think that the potatoes have been freshly "dug" before undergoing the milking process. They also have the slogan of #RootedInGenius
Now, how do you make potato milk?
By the Merriam-Webster definition, milk is defined as the "fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young." Last I checked, potatoes don't have mammary glands, nor young to nourish.
One recipe online from GoDairyFree.org uses vanilla, almonds and honey, in addition to the potato itself and warm water. Essentially you boil the potatoes, toss in the other ingredients and blend. Then you strain it all through a cheesecloth.
Kind of what I expected. This recipe sounds a little sweet, but I'm sure you could make it any way you want. You could even make it a little savory or spicy.
OK that might be pushing it.
Now if you're not opposed to a little dairy or a dairy alternative in your potato milk, this recipe below sounds delicious. Obviously, it's more like milk made with potatoes rather than milk made from potatoes.
Gosh, potatoes are so versatile!