Almondaire Dairy-Free Almond Creme Liqueur

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Price:
$19.95 per 750 mL bottle

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Rating:
5
On July 28, 2016
Last modified:August 5, 2016

Summary:

You'll never long for Bailey's again once you taste the perfectly creamy consistency of this adult beverage. It's a little guilty, of course, but relatively low in fat and calories with a versatile, full-bodied flavor that we loved simply over ice. However, it could also serve as an amazing base for your favorite luxurious cocktails or to amp up hot chocolate and grown-up desserts. Amazingly, each rich sip is not only dairy-free, but gluten-free and vegan, too. See the full review at left for all of our tasting notes and a quick enticing video.

Guess what? There’s another creamy, dairy-free almond-based liqueur on the market, award-winning Almondaire.

Almondaire Almond-Base Creme Liqueur (Review) - dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan!

And those medals are well deserved in my opinion. Put simply, Almondaire is amazing! Just click on the quick video (by us!) below to look at this dreamy pour.

When sipped straight up, Almondaire is slightly strong (13.9% alcohol), with a wonderful warming sensation. Nonetheless, it’s richly delicious with a sweet, but not syrupy flavor. On the label, they say it has a “classic taste of chocolate, vanilla, and almond”. I suppose there are hints of cacao, but I wouldn’t elude to chocolate. Vanilla and almond offered the most notable underlying flavors, but the weren’t overpowering. Rather, the pleasant flavors had amazing dessert-like appeal.

The consistency is very smooth with a full-bodied, creamy mouth feel. It isn’t overly heavy though, clocking in at just 1.2 grams of fat (83 calories) per 1 1/2 ounce serving.

Almondaire Almond-Base Creme Liqueur (Review) - dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan!

I can just imagine all of the scrumptious creations to be made with Almondaire, from decadent adult hot chocolate to sinful desserts. That said, I trialed out a mixed drink from their website, using rum and almond milk. But it simply diluted this incredible guilty pleasure.

Aside from getting creative with recipes, I think our favorite way to indulge is simply Almondaire over ice.

Almondaire Almond-Base Creme Liqueur (Review) - dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan!
My only complaint is about the labeling, or lack thereof. Almondaire does note top allergens within their product (soy and almond), but they don’t include an ingredient statement. This is in compliance with liquor labeling. Nonetheless, since they are a product that caters so much to special diets, I think an ingredient statement is in order. Also, you might see that it contains “caramel color” on the label. Don’t be confused by this. It is non-dairy like most caramel color.

Aside from this one caveat, I have to say, move over Bailey’s! There’s another creamy, dairy-free alcoholic drink in town, and I think it will be very well-received by milk drinkers, too.

The Facts on Almondaire Almond-Based Creme Liqueur

Certifications: Almondaire Almond-Based Creme Liqueur is labeled as gluten-free and vegan, but I didn’t note any certifications.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Almondaire Almond-Based Creme Liqueur is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit their website at www.almondaire.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

8 Comments

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  2. I was lucky enough to find a bottle, and it is so delicious!
    I agree, Almondaire over ice is the best. It tastes like a desert.

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