The 9 Best Nondairy Substitutes for Milk

1. Soy milk is made from whole soybeans or soy protein isolate. It has a creamy, mild taste and is the most similar in nutrition to cow’s milk.

2. Almond milk has a light, sweet, nutty flavor and is low in calories, fat and carbohydrates. On the downside, it is low in protein and contains phytic acid.

3. Coconut milk has a creamy, milk-like consistency and a sweet, coconut taste. It contains no protein or no carbohydrates.

4. Oat milk has a mild, sweet flavor. It is high in protein and fiber, but also high in calories and carbohydrates.

5. Rice milk is the most hypoallergenic nondairy milk. It is low in fat and protein yet high in carbohydrates.

6. Cashew milk has a rich and creamy taste and is low in calories, carbohydrates and sugar. On the downside, it contains very little protein.

7. Macadamia milk is relatively new milk to the market. It’s made from macadamia nuts and has a rich, creamy taste.

8. Hemp milk has a thin, watery texture and a sweet and nutty flavor. It is low in calories and contains little to no carbs.

9. Quinoa milk has a distinct flavor and is slightly sweet and nutty. It contains a moderate number of calories, protein and carbs compared to other non-dairy milk.


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