Thick Huel with almond milk


#1

I made Huel with (unsweetened) almond milk and it turned into pudding! I use an electric hand whisk and straight away it went the consistency of whipped cream. I like my Huel fairly thick but I could eat it with a spoon!

Now, it’s not entirely a bad thing (although I added more water as I just wanted to drink it) but - has anyone else had this or know why almond milk had such an effect?


#2

Nope, I use almond milk - normally alpro in my Huel (admittedly 50/50 with water) and never had that issue. I also leave it in fridge overnight which thickens it a bit, but not to the extent you indicate.

How much huel and how much almond milk did you use. For ref: I use 100g and 250ml almond milk/250ml water


#3

I used 100% almond milk, 3 scoops to 400ml (then usually add more water when it’s blended). So - pretty thick to start with, but with water it’s nowhere near as thick.

Like I said, no bad thing - I may use the recipe if I ever want to serve Huel ice cream!


#4

I tried this morning 2.2 vainilla huel with only oat milk and damn was horrible, the milk gave it a ultra sweet taste, even though is one of the best vegetables milk brands with minimum sugar…

Horrible, i had to spill almost everything

Lesson learned, milk is only to add some flavour or texture, nothing else


#5

Yes, I’ve had exactly the same thing. Using Almond milk to make Huel makes it very very thick, so thick it would barely slide out when trying to drink it!


#6

which brand do you use? I’ve never had an issue with Alpro.


#7

Either Sainbury’s own Unsweeted Almond milk, or the long-life one which Aldi sell.


#8

Aldi long life here as well - the unsweetened version. Maybe Alpro has a different formula?


#9

It might be that milk had some soya in it, soya tends to thicken a lot.


#10

Probably down to the thickeners in Alpro almond milk (Locust Bean Gum and Gellan Gum) added to the thickeners (Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum) in Huel powder.


#11

I had the same. Alpro almond unsweetened with Vanilla. 300mls of almond milk, 76g of Huel. In the morning it was like a thick paste. I just added a bit of water and gave it a good shake.
Much much thicker than using water.


#12

I use the same Alpro almond milk. I only add 100 ml to the shaker or blender and for the rest I use water. You only need a very small amount of almond milk to thicken your Huel (which makes it quite economical too!)


#13

So my normal shake is 200ml almond milk, 100g Huel, top up with water.

Tried making this with just almond milk and it went very gloopy :face_with_hand_over_mouth:


#14

Here is an interesting vid about that - well about plant milks in general: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLqYZWleeI


#15

I’m ok with the gloopyness but it tends to take a bit of shifting from the shaker, one day I’ll end up wearing it :joy: this morning I just added a bit more water after a couple of sips and gave it an extra shake and it was fine.