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Plantbased Milk Guide to Non-Dairy Milk

Plantbased Milk (Vegan Milk) Guide to Non-Dairy Milk’s. The market for alternative non-dairy milk products is growing faster and the choices are now huge with sales exploding in recent years.

Producing plant-based milks take less water and land space meaning less carbon dioxide than producing dairy milks with cattle.

The questions always asked is which is most like cows milk? Which is best in Tea? Which is best in Coffee? There is no definitive answer to this question as we all have different tastes.

Plantbased Milks We Use

My husband loves sweetened soya milk in his coffee as stops him having sugar and is quite creamy but… Soya milk can separate and look like its curdled. Read “why soya milk curdles in coffee” If you like foamy throthy coffee he loves Oatly Barista.

I dont drink much tea or coffee (a few a year) but when I drink tea I like rice milk in my tea. Its very sweet and means I dont use any sugar and I really like it but it was the first plant-based milk I used and just really love it 🙂 But I am a hot chocolate lover and have one at least a day and I love to use Soya milk, Oatly or Hazelnut Milk as they are amazing in Hot Chocolate.

Sadly you really need to try lots of different ones to see what you prefer and what works best for you but here are your options.

Types Of Plantbased Milks

Plant based Milk can be more expensive if on a tighter budget,  supermarkets are doing their own brand non-dairy milks and dont rule them out as some are great.

Soya Milk – milk is available in both sweetened and unsweetened

Brands: Alpro, Sojade, Supermarket own brands, Aldi, Tesco & Sainsburys

Almond Milk – Almond milk is made from ground almonds mixed with water and is really tasty, with a subtle nuttiness and a light texture.

Brands: Alpro, Rude HealthDream , Plenish  and Own Brand Aldi & Free From Tesco

Recipe: Almond Milk Recipe

Coconut Milk – Coconut milk is made by soaking the white flesh of coconuts in hot water. The cream rises to the top and is skimmed off, leaving the milk behind.

Brands: Alpro, KoKo, Rude Health, Dream, Plenish

Cashew Milk

Brands: Alpro, Rude Health, Dream, Plenish

Hazelnut Milk – Hazelnut milk has a roasted nutty flavour. High in fat and calories

Brands: Rude Health, Alpro, Plenish

Hemp Milk – Milk made from hemp seeds and has a sweet, nutty taste and one of the best vegan protein sources. Just one 250ml glass of our hemp milk provides 50% of your recommended daily intake of Omega 3, which many experts believe can help support good heart and brain health and circulation.

Brands: Good HempSojade,

Oat Milk* – made by soaking the hulled oats in water

Brands: Oatly, Alpro, Rude Health

*not suitable for people with gluten intolerance.

Rice Milk – It’s sweet and not as thick quite watery compared to other milks.

Brands: Rude Health, Dream, Alpro, Sojade,

Quinoa Milk – Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and it also tastes amazing.

Brands:  Dream

Recipe: Quinoa Milk Recipe

Tiger Nut Milk – Creamy with a hint of sweetness. They aren’t nuts they grow underground, which makes them the most glamorous tuber as they stripy in a tiger-print kind of way!

Brands: Rude Health


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Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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