Recommended Dairy Free Milk Substitutes

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Our family may be Cheeseheads from Wisconsin, but milk products do not agree with our bodies. All four of us experience negative symptoms if we consume dairy, so we’ve been trying different dairy-free milks for years.

Which dairy-free milk is best? Well, just like which sunbutter is best, our family cannot agree on one favorite milk either, so below are our favorites:

  1. Pacific Foods Oat Milk – naturally sweeter milk made from oats
  2. Tempt Hemp Milk – unsweetened milk made from hemp seeds
  3. Elmhurst Cashew Milk – just cashews + water
  4. Almond Breeze Almond Milk – almond milk made in a peanut free facility
  5. Native Forest Coconut Milk – creamy canned milk from coconut
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TOP DAIRY FREE MILK OPTIONS

If you cannot have any nuts or seeds and like a naturally sweeter milk, Oat Milk is a great non-dairy milk. As long as you’re not allergic to oats!

1. OAT MILK

We’ve tried a few different varieties of oat milk and both my husband and our son love Pacific Foods Oat Milk Original the best. It’s doesn’t have added sugar, but it’s naturally sweeter than some of the other non-dairy milk options. The vanilla flavor is definitely sweeter and both my husband and our son prefer the Original.

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2. HEMP MILK

Unsweetened hemp milk by tempt is our daughter’s favorite non-dairy milk. From smoothies to overnight oats, hemp milk is a great milk option that’s nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

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3. CASHEW MILK

Elmhurst Cashew Milk is my personal favorite milk alternative. I add it to my morning coffee and my overnight oats. At one time they made Peanut Milk, so I’m unsure if this is safe cross-contact with peanut or not. Since our daughter likes her Hemp milk so much and hasn’t had any reactions, we haven’t risked trying this with her yet.

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4. ALMOND MILK

Tree nut milk like almond milk is a popular non-dairy option. However, when you need to avoid cross-contact with peanuts, like our daughter, almond milk can be tricky as almonds are commonly processed on shared equipment with peanuts. The Almond Breeze brand, however, verifies that its almond milk is dairy-free and processed in a peanut-free plant.

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5. Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is another popular milk alternative, but the stuff in a carton doesn’t have much flavor. We choose the liquids above for drinking and when we need liquid for cooking. But when we need something to be creamy, our go-to is this Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk Classic. The top is usually thick and needs to be spooned out. It’s perfect for making creamy casseroles and curries; my husband puts a scoop in his morning oatmeal too. We have a case of these on Amazon Subscribe & Save to get the best price.

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NEXT TO TRY: NON-DAIRY CHOCOLATE OAT MILK

Next on my list to try is the Elmhurst Chocolate Oat Milk. I haven’t tried it yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to be good. I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

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