I actually think that this blends and tastes well with just water alone. (start with a smaller amount and work your way up) I use a mixing cup with a Jaxx in it. The powder itself also has a nice taste (unlike some other brands). So if you happen to still get a small clump, don't be afraid lol :) This definitely tastes like french vanilla. Adding a tiny bit of milk will only enchance the flavor! (2 tbsp milk, with water, 1 scoop ) When I use two scoops, I can only use water or it's too much... too thick! personal preferences :) Great flavor! My go to!