When I first went vegan, my first step was to cut out dairy; so I went far and wide to find the best vegan milk alternatives.
The good thing about plant-based milk is that there are now more options than ever, catering for coeliacs, those who are lactose intolerant, as well as vegans. You’d be surprised at the options, I know I was!
Let’s go through some of the best vegan milk alternatives, for cereal, coffees and teas!
Best dairy free milk alternatives for cereal
For cereal you want a creamy, more neutral, but slightly sweet milk to pair well. Here are some of our personal favourites.
Almond milk is one of my personal faves. I loved the roasted option, but it’s available both sweetened and unsweetened. A great one for cereal, with Alpro leading the market for almond milk.
Brown rice milk
Brown rice milk is very nice in terms of consistency, making it a great contender for cereal-friendly milk. Rude health makes a mean brown rice milk.
Cashew milk is one that tastes exactly how you’d imagine it. I’d say it’s the most milky milk on the list, scarily. Alpro makes a decent one, whereas it’s more rare to see in shops.
Oat milk is a national favourite, and usually the go-to for those with lactose intolerance, from the people I know! Great in cereal, you can also get gluten free versions of the milk if you find “pure oat” versions.
A more high protein milk, which is satisfyingly sweet, pea milk is a great choice for cereal. Mighty society does the best pea milk I’ve tried so far.
Soy milk is the cheap option, for those who enjoy the taste. Not everyone does, although I think the aftertaste is quite pleasant. Alpro is the leading brand for it, although there are also some supermarket brand versions of it.
Best vegan alternative to milk in coffee
I love my coffee, and it’s important that I found a solid vegan milk alternative for my morning brew; let’s go through some of the best options.
Once again on the list, almond milk pairs well with sweet coffee. I personally prefer the roasted, unsweetened almond that tends to pair well with the coffee bean aroma.
Coconut milk (not the canned version) is also banging in coffee. You have to try it to believe it!
Hazelnut milk tastes exactly like it sounds, banging. I usually get hazelnut or caramel syrup in my coffees and hazelnut milk makes it that much better.
Once again on the list, oat milk is great for coffee as it can froth up much better than other vegan milk options. Oatly actually has a whole barrista range, as well as Alpro, specifically for coffee.
Soy milk is great in coffee in terms of taste, I personally prefer other milks as soy tend to be thinner and take longer to cool down as opposed to other options.
For those who love soy, soy milk is a great alternative for your morning brew.
Best milk alternative for tea
Who doesn’t like a good cup of tea? Let’s go through some of the best milk options to use in teas.
As mentioned before as the more milky option, the same can be said for tea. A little goes a long way with cashew milk, basically giving you the same result as cow’s milk.
Hemp milk is another great milk option for tea. With its subtle nutty taste, it complements tea well without overpowering it. Good hemp is a good clean go-to brand for hemp milk.
We have to stress that in this case, store-bought oat milk is great in tea.
We clarified store-bought as I made a homemade batch a couple of times and noticed it separates when added to tea.
Rice milk is another milky option, neutral enough to complement tea without overpowering it. Rice milk is another one of my personal favourites, with Alpro making a decent one.
Soy makes the list once again for the soya enthusiasts. Again, for those who don’t mind the flavour, you’d love it in tea.
Healthiest dairy free milk for cereal, coffee and tea
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