Looking for a dairy-free milk option but haven’t found one that works for you? Almond and oat milk have both been on the market for a while, but now, potato milk is starting to get some hype not just as a creamy dairy-free alternative, but also one that may help protect you from signs of aging.
While it might sound strange at first, potato milk started getting hype in Europe for not just its mild flavor (it doesn’t taste like potatoes!) but also its thicker, milk-like consistency. That’s thanks to the fact that potatoes are starchier than foods like almonds, soy, or oats, which allows it to be less watery than those more common dairy-free milk alternatives.
Moreover, while scientists are still researching potato milk’s benefits, they believe that many of the properties that make a potato itself so nutritious also hold true for its beverage counterpart. Potatoes are full of antioxidants that fight cell-damaging free radicals, which become more prevalent as we get older. By consuming more antioxidants, you could potentially prevent or delay the onset of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. On top of that, potatoes are full of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C, which can also stop signs of aging and keep your body working properly over time.
Plus, if all of that wasn’t enough, potato milk is reportedly much more environmentally friendly than common alternatives like almond and oat milk. It takes only seven liters of water to make potato milk compared to the 371 liters required for the same amount of almond milk, and its growing process needs half of the land that oat milk needs to manufacture identical amounts of of product.
Potato milk is only just starting to make its way over to the US, so definitely keep an eye out at your local grocery store for when it becomes available. But if you want to try your hand at creating your own version, this DIY recipe only requires six basic ingredients, a blender, and a cheese cloth. It sounds like the perfect kitchen experiment!