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Best non dairy milks, how to use them and other tips?

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Best non dairy milks, how to use them and other tips?

rworange | Nov 16, 2011 11:01 AM

Soy, almond, rice, coconut, oatmeal, other?

I'm new to being an occasional vegan. Primarily I need milk to take the edge off my coffee, but some day I might work myself up to using non dairy milk in cooking. Maybe some milks are best for cooking others for adding to beverages.

I had oat milk long ago and found it had that oat aftertaste. Not good for coffee, but maybe something else.

My only tip for non dairy milk is to shake it on every use otherwise the top is watery and there is sludge on the bottom toward the end.

I was all eager to load up on various types, and then I read the ingredient lists. There's a lot of junk in most non dairy milk.

I started off with Kikkoman Pearl unsweetened organic soymilk. I'm almost tempted not to experiment more because as far as coffee, this was very good. I might not know the difference from cow's milk if I didn't know.

I know there are lots of non dairy milk topics. I just wanted to collect the info in one topic and see if there are new suggestions.

Some old topics

Best soy milk?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/316282

Who uses Almond milk?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/741005

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