In a world full of gums, oils, added sugar, and preservatives, trying to find an almond milk brand that’s all-natural can be a struggle.
It’s even more of a struggle if you don’t live near Whole Foods or other health-conscious grocery stores.
Luckily, your almond milk selection is no longer limited to what’s in stock at your nearest grocery store.
Today, you can get high-quality almond milk delivered right to your door, which gives you more options to choose from than ever before.
One of those options is Goodmylk Co.
I recently bought the Almond Mylk Concentrate to see if it was worth the premium price.
Here’s my experience and whether or not I’d recommend it.
What is Goodmylk?
Goodmylk is a company that sells alternative milk products with clean ingredients.
But they don’t sell whole cartons or bottles of milk.
Their products come in the form of freeze-dried packets and powders that you mix with water (or other liquids) to create milk almost from scratch.
A good way to think of it is like those pre-made pancake batter boxes that you just add milk/water to and cook.
Except in this case, there’s no “cooking” required.
As you’ll see in my photos, you literally just mix water and give it a shake to make your own almond, oat, or hemp milk.
I’m a pretty big stickler when it comes to the ingredients in my almond milk. I prefer almond milk with minimal gums and unnecessary preservatives.
Goodmylk really stands out in this regard.
Their almond milk has as clean of an ingredient list as you’ll find. Most of their products contain fewer than five ingredients and no filler.
For this review, I bought their Pure (unsweetened) almond milk.
Here’s what’s in it:
- Organic sprouted almonds
- Filtered water
- Ancient mineral salt
Yup, just three ingredients!
If you’re interested in the sweetened version, you’ll be happy to know that it’s one of the very few sweetened almond milks that has our highly coveted “Top Milk Pick” tag thanks to these next-level ingredients:
- Organic sprouted almonds
- Filtered water
- Organic dates
- Ancient mineral salt
I’ll talk a little more about the ingredients in the pros and cons section. But overall, I give Goodmylk an A+ on their ingredients.
We also tested Goodmylk’s activated creamer in our almond milk frothing guide. Find out how well it did.
How to Use Goodmylk
Goodmylk’s almond milk gets delivered as a frozen concentrate.
To turn it into usable milk, you need to let it thaw and then mix it with water.
You can either thaw it by setting the packet in the fridge overnight or do a quick thaw by rinsing the packet under cool water.
I chose to let it thaw in the fridge overnight. When I woke up, it was ready to use.
I’d recommend thawing and making one packet at a time to avoid wasting almond milk. Since Goodmylk is made with real ingredients, it doesn’t contain any preservatives. That means the shelf-life isn’t super long. So only make as much as you can use within about 3-4 days.
Once your packet is thawed, you need to combine the contents with water to turn it into almond milk.
Similar to the thawing process, you also have two options for this step. You add about 22 ounces of water, then either:
Stir it with a spoon
Stick it in a blender
I tried both methods for this review and had significantly better results with a blender.
Here’s what the milk looked like when I just poured water directly into the concentrate and stirred it with a spoon.
There’s noticeable curdling going on, and to be honest, it doesn’t look very appetizing. I’m not sure if this is a result of the temperature or what, but it didn’t mix well.
The blender was a different story.
I blended the concentrate with water in my Nutribullet, and the results were much more similar to what I was used to seeing (from homemade and store-bought almond milk).
There was a layer of foam at the top, which was most likely caused by the aeration during the blending process.
You can learn more about this in our video about frothing plant-based milk.
Here’s a comparison between the almond milk mixed with a spoon vs. the one I blended.
Needless to say, I’d highly recommend blending it over mixing it with a spoon.
There’s a lot to like about the Goodmylk almond milk concentrate. Here are a few things that stood out to me.
They Use Sprouted Almonds
Good almond milk starts with quality almonds, which is why I love the fact that Goodmylk uses sprouted almonds.
According to Healthline, sprouted almonds are simply almonds that “have been soaked in water to germinate.”
Sprouting almonds breaks down the enzymes, which:
- Makes them easier to digest (great for people with sensitive stomachs)
- May increase the nutrient content of the almonds
- Helps release the almonds’ natural sweetness
If you're making almond milk at home, soaking the nuts overnight can give you similar benefits!
It’s Easy to Make
There’s no soaking, peeling, or straining involved in making a batch of Goodmylk’s almond milk.
Just thaw and mix it with water, and you’re ready to go.
The only thing that’d be easier is buying almond milk from the store (but 99% of the products you see on the shelves don’t have an ingredient list this clean).
The Flavor Isn’t Overpowering
I’m going to preface this by letting you know I primarily use milk to make smoothies. I rarely just drink a glass of almond milk plain (because why would you?)
That being said, the flavor of Goodmylk is on par with most other unsweetened almond milk, which is slightly nutty and mild.
In my opinion, almond milk should complement whatever you’re adding it to, not overpower it. Goodmylk fits the bill.
If you’re familiar with brands like Malk or Three Trees, Goodmylk has a similar flavor profile.
It’s Easy to Store Since It’s Frozen
Almond milk, in general, stays fresh longer than cow’s milk. However, refrigerated almond milk does go bad within about 3-4 weeks unopened.
Goodmylk, on the other hand, stays fresh for months in your freezer. That makes it a great option if you want to keep a stash of almond milk stored away without worrying about it spoiling.
It’s not all sunshine and rainbows with Goodmylk, unfortunately. Here are some of my least favorite things about their almond milk.
Let’s address the (fairly large) elephant in the room.
While I completely understand all the reasons why almond milk is more expensive, Goodmylk is very pricey.
I used a 10% off coupon, and with shipping, the total came to $71.61.
For that price, you get a six-pack of pouches that make about 32 ounces of almond milk each.
That works out to about $0.37/ounce. That is very expensive, even compared to brands with similar quality ingredients.
Here’s a quick chart for comparison:
Price per ounce
* All prices are for organic almond milk at the time of this writing
JOI is probably one of the best comparisons because, like Goodmylk, it’s a concentrate. It’s mixed with water to create almond milk and only has one ingredient—blanched organic almonds.
JOI doesn’t have the mineral salt, but I don’t know if that justifies paying over 3X the price for Goodmylk.
Goodmylk also offers a subscription plan for $59.39 (+any tax and shipping), which should save you almost $10. But even then, it’s still more expensive than most other almond milk brands.
It Has a Thin Consistency
This isn’t so much of a con for me personally, but if you’re looking for extra creamy almond milk, this might not be the best option.
I think it’s important to understand why Goodmylk isn’t as thick and creamy as some store-bought brands though.
Most popular brands like Silk, Almond Breeze, and others contain gums and oils to give them a creamier consistency that mimics cow’s milk.
While that texture is great, the potentially harmful effects they have on your health aren’t.
So Goodmylk opted not to use them (which I think is the right choice). The end result is much healthier almond milk with a thinner texture.
Should You Buy Goodmylk?
If you don’t have access to higher-quality almond milk in a grocery store, Goodmylk could be an option.
However, there are cheaper options like making your own almond milk or using a product like JOI.
I’d say the best use case for Goodmylk is to have a ready-to-make option stashed in your freezer for those times when you run out of your daily almond milk.
Aside from that, it’s difficult to justify paying the premium price.