In the past decade the vegan milk industry has exploded. Gone are the days of only finding soy milk at your local grocery store, now it seems as if you can find a new type of vegan milk on all grocery outings.
While all vegan milks are great alternatives, and favoritism just boils down to one owns opinion, each milk option has a favorite vegan use by many.
Follow along to see the best uses for each milk alternative.
One of the first mainstream milk substitutes, almond milk has become a classic choice for any vegan. Almond milk is a great choice to use while baking due to its richness and thickness. The texture and consistency is similar to milk and creates delicious sweet treats.
Almond milk is also one of the best milk alternatives for just drinking a glass of milk with your breakfast. Since this milk had such popularity in the beginning of the vegan milk revolution, many brands have taken to creating flavored almond milk and perfecting their original recipe for the masses to enjoy.
Another classic, vegan milk, soy milk, is also a great baking alternative. Soy milk has a mild flavor so it does not interfere with the taste of the sweet treats but is light enough so breads and baked goods rise easily.
Great for baking and great for cooking, soy milk can be used in many of the same ways as milk to create savory dinner dishes and sweet desserts.
Soy milk is also the perfect substitute while grabbing your morning cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or any latte.
A creamy and delicious alternative to try, cashew milk is perfect for a smoothie. The milk is similar is taste to almond milk but slightly sweeter and creamier making it perfect for any type of smoothie, whether it’s a sweet berry smoothie or green power smoothie.
Oat milk is gaining popularity due to its delicious compatibility with coffee. In the past few years the oat milk in coffee trend has exploded with many people declaring their love for this pair on social media.
Oat milk also contains extra fiber and vitamins and minerals from the oats making it a great healthy addition to anyone’s day.
The sweet taste of rice milk makes it a great option for baking. However, this milk lacks protein, so make sure you add even more flavor and protein to your baked goods by adding a scoop of some vanilla – or any flavor – vegan protein powder.
Flax milk is another great milk alternative to use for sweet and savory dishes. However, same as rice milk, flax milk lacks protein and fiber, so be sure to add those supplements in other parts of your diet.
A milk that has done its time and created a strong following in the dairy free world is coconut milk.
Coconut milk has a light and sweet flavor that is a great stand alone milk alternative. This milk is also great for adding to your bowl of cereal in the morning due to its lightness and sweetness.
Coconut milk is an extremely refreshing option that is perfect to help beat the summer heat or cool down after a work out.
With so many options available, you are sure to find the one – or two – vegan milks perfect for your diet. Try them all and decide on your favorites!
Rachie is a blogger and freelance writer and marketer based out of the United States. Her blog focuses on travel, freelancing, and a vegan lifestyle. Follow along with Rachie’s adventures by visiting her blog travelwithrachie.com or following her on Instagram @travelwithrachie.