Well, Tori, we tried Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp milk. It is dated for May 2009. It is NASTY. Sorry, but it is nasty. Actually, it tastes like barley dust off the combine filtered through a dusty shirt & distilled in water. Yes, I think it is that bad.
I am going to try it in a bread recipe, maybe the nutty flavour will enhance bread. I would like to be able to rotate our milk out of soley Soy Milk, but Hemp is not going to make the cut.
We did try Almond milk. I really like it! It is thinner than soy milk, but tastes rich. I have used it in pancakes as well as drinking it. As a bonus, the kids requested it over the soy last night. The downside is it costs 2x as much as soy milk, so we either cut back on milk-type drinks or bite the (expensive) bullet & switch to more Almond milk. I would like to try a soy elimination challenge after we’ve been gfcf for a full month. I think doing it too soon will just upset Eric too much. He is already not such a fan of some of the swaps we’ve made, so I don’t want to test him too far. After all, he is not the reason we’re trying this, even though i think it is helping him too.