Usually, when people hear about non-dairy milks, their minds go straight to soy milk. Not surprisingly, soy milk was one of the first non-dairy milk options available on the market. Now, though, there are so many more options to choose from.
In this short guide, we’ll review the best non-dairy milks of 2021, and help you avoid some of the pitfalls of bad products and confusing marketing.
Most people associate non-dairy milk with soy or almond milk. However, few people know the benefits of milk that come from macadamia nuts. These nuts have a naturally creamy texture that gives them the most milky consistency of any seed from which non-dairy milk is made.
Milkadamia brand macadamia milk contains no added sugars and 50 calories per serving. One of the greatest benefits of this milk is that it contains vitamin D. It has even been shown to contain 50% more calcium than conventional milk.
Almost milk is arguably the most popular of the non-dairy milks. Undoubtedly the quintessential brand of almond milk is Almond Breeze. One of the advantages of purchasing this brand is the amount of time it can be kept fresh if kept closed. This gives the consumer the opportunity to purchase a multi-pack carton of Almond Breeze.
It is made with California Blue Diamond almonds which makes it a creamy milk without a very obvious almond flavor. It contains no soy or lactose so it is ideal for lactose intolerant people.
Native Forest Organic Classic Coconut Milk Cans - 13.5 oz
Coconuts are popular because every part of the coconut can be harnessed and used in our daily lives. The water is a refreshing drink, the oil can be used for skincare, for cooking delicious vegan dishes, and of course, there’s the milk.
Native Forest's canned coconut milk has a creamy texture that is the perfect companion for your coffee or delicious dessert. It has a naturally creamy texture which makes it perfect for use in various recipes.
The particular flavor of coconut gives it a slightly more evident and stronger taste than the rest of the non-dairy milks, so it is not for all tastes. It is generally recommended to try coconut milk first before buying it in large quantities.
Living Harvest Unsweetened Original Hemp Milk, 32 oz.
This next milk comes from hemp seeds.
The Tempt brand enhances the nutritional benefits of hemp by adding vitamin A, D2, B12, and riboflavin, fatty acids, omega, and amino acids.
This milk is a bit more pronounced than coconut or macadamia milk. That is, its consistency is less creamy but it has a nutty flavor with a touch of sweetness that you are sure to love.
No matter which non-dairy milk you choose, this list won’t let you down in your quest for the most delicious and nutritious non-dairy milk.