For the past 3 years I’ve been tolerating the soy milk selection in Korea, always wishing for another substitute for dairy milk. I find the soy milk in Korea to be a bit too sweet for me, and I was craving something different. A while back I thought I found real almond milk, only to learn that it had a base of soy and sometimes even dairy milk. I have seen rice milk and almond milk available at some high- end department stores, but the price was too steep for my wallet.
I even tried making my own almond milk at home. The recipe itself is easy to prepare, delicious and free of unwanted additives, however, the shelf life is just a few days. It just seemed like I could never use it fast enough. I still like to make fresh almond milk when I want to enjoy a glass with warm cookies.
When I knew I wanted to do some baking or try out a new cereal, I’d order some dairy-free milk from iHerb.com. But then I’d have it patiently wait. The selection of “milks” available on the site can’t be beat, so I recommend anyone to check it out for something different.
But now back to Korea… The other day I stumbled upon what appeared to be real almond milk in a small local grocery store. After confirming the ingredient list with a friend, I finally found a 100% almond milk that tastes delicious and is available at most Korean stores. It is about 1000₩ more expensive than the soy milks, but for 3,500₩ it’s a very reasonable price!
It appears that things are changing for the healthier in Korea!