A few years ago, there were a limited, and boring, number of options for dairy intolerant folks when it came to milk.
Either you went with soy, and even that wasn’t always around, or you went without.
Luckily, we no longer live in that time of milk alternative darkness!
Now, the market provides a wealth of different kinds of milk alternatives for those who can’t digest traditional dairy milk, or simply don’t like it. We’ve tried to include those options that are readily available to shoppers, but some of the rarer milks are only available at online health food stores (for now, anyway). Remember, if you know of any other great brands, tell us! We’re plant milk lovers at SAHM, and we want to hear from you.
So, here’s the best milk alternatives for the dairy sensitive!
1. Vitasoy Coconut Milk (Unsweetened)
Can I just say that I really LOVE this milk – it is so delicious! Not only is it my dream beverage with my favourite coconut flavours, it’s also good for you. The unsweetened version has no added sugar, and 95% less sugar than lite cows milk. It’s lactose and dairy free, but still has lots of calcium, and I love the taste of it in everything from smoothies to cereal. Get it from both Woolworths and Coles, as well as many health food shops.
2. So Good Regular Soy Milk
I feel like So Good have been making soy milk for ages in Australia! Before plant milks were a big thing, the lactose intolerant among us only had So Good Soy Milk to choose from. So it’s no surprise that years down the track, they’ve really perfected their recipe. This soy milk is everything you want it to be — delicious and creamy, but also high in vitamin D and calcium. With a five-star health rating, and a ubiquitous availability, So Good is a great choice.
3. Freedom Foods Ancient Grains Quinoa Milk
If you love the slightly nutty taste of quinoa, you’re going to love the quinoa milk that Freedom Foods make. It’s a part of their Ancient Grains collection, and is one of their newer offerings on the market. This plant milk tastes delicious, but doesn’t lack for creaminess either. It isn’t yet available at Woolies or Coles, but you can find it online in bulk. As well as being lactose free, this milk is gluten, nut and GM free.
4. PureHarvest Organic Aussie Dream Rice Milk
It might be a bit of a mouthful to say, but you won’t be complaining when you’re next enjoying PureHarvest’s delicious rice milk. Made from organic whole brown rice, and other natural ingredients, this plant milk has no added cane sugar, and is both gluten and fructose free. I love that this type of milk is naturally sweet, and is perfect on cereal, in coffee, or even for baking and cooking. Get it at Woolworths or Coles.