It is not uncommon for almond milk to have white flecks in it. This post will show you why it happens and if you can drink it.
Almond milk often has white flecks in it due to the way that the milk was made. Usually, it is caused by small pieces of almond pulps that have been left in the milk. You can drink the milk but it would help to shake it first.
However, if the white flecks have formed suddenly and the milk is no longer fresh, it could be a sign that the milk has spoiled.
Why are there white flecks in my almond milk?
The white flecks in almond milk are most likely pieces of almond pulp.
Almond pulp is the leftover material from making almond milk. It is made up of the skin, flesh, and crushed almonds. When almond milk is made, the pulp is strained out and usually discarded.
However, some brands of almond milk will add the pulp back in to add extra nutrition and thickness. The white flecks are probably pieces of almond pulp that were not completely strained out or that have settled to the bottom of the carton.
Although the white flecks are harmless, they can be a bit off-putting. If you don’t like the way they look, you can try shaking the carton before you pour. This will help to distribute the pulp more evenly.
You can also try filtering the milk through a coffee filter or cheesecloth to remove the flecks. Or, you can simply choose a brand of almond milk that doesn’t add the pulp back in.
Sometimes, when almond milk has been sitting out for a while, it can also start to clump. Almond milk should only sit out for up to 2 hours after being opened or for up to 7 days when left in the fridge.
Can I drink almond milk with white flecks?
It is usually ok to drink almond milk that has white flecks because the flecks are usually due to the almonds themselves. Before drinking, it would help to shake the milk to help to distribute the flecks more.
However, if the flecks seem to have formed suddenly, it could be a sign that the milk has spoiled. This would be more likely if you have allowed the almond milk to sit out for a while or if you have left it open in the fridge for a while. If it does seem likely that the milk has spoiled, the best option would be to discard the milk.
How can you tell if almond milk has spoiled?
There are a few ways to tell if almond milk has spoiled.
First, check the expiration date on the carton. If it has expired, it is probably best to discard it.
Second, smell the milk. If it has a sour or off smell, it has probably spoiled.
Third, check the texture of the milk. If it has suddenly become lumpy or has curdled, it has likely spoiled. Finally, taste the milk. If it is sour or has an off flavor, it has spoiled.
Also, if the milk has a darker appearance than normal, it would also be a sign that it has spoiled. If you are unsure if the milk has spoiled, it is best to err on the side of caution and discard it.