There are so many reasons people are going dairy free! Whatever your reason, there's good news! Tons of convenient products to choose from!
If you can't make your own, you won't have any trouble finding milk substitutes. Walmart, any neighborhood grocery store will carry almond milk, soymilk & coconut milk. Look in the dairy section and also look in one of the middle isles as they do have a large selection in tetrapaks that don't require refrigeration - just remember they do have preservatives! At the natural grocery stores like Sprouts & Wholefoods, don't be afraid to try some different options like hemp milk, cashew milk & oatmilk - you might just find one that you love!
#2: Half & Half (& Barista Style for Lattes)
Favorite: Pik Nic Unsweetened Vegan - can find at Sprouts & Fry's (Krogers) Some to consider: Silk Organic Almond/Coconut @ Sprouts & Malk (Oat & Almond) Creamer @ Wholefoods Barista Style options: Califia Oatmilk Barista Style: https://amzn.to/3hCNQsS Pacific Foods Barista Style Almond Milk: https://amzn.to/33yVrDH
Favorite for cooking & Taste: Miyoko's (cashew) @ Sprouts, Fry's & Wholesfoods Also, very good & more widely available Earth Balance @ any grocery, even Walmart Runner-up Forager Butter Alternative (in tub) @ Sprouts & Wholefoods
Sliced Favorites: Follow your Heart (Gouda/Provolone - they almost taste the same), 365 @ Wholefoods & Chao @ Safeway is a good one too
Shredded Favorite: 365 Shredded Mozzarella @ Wholefoods. (Violife is decent but a $1 more than 365)
Almost too many to name but my hands-down favorite is Cocoyo @ Sprouts & Wholefoods. Nancy's Oatmilk, Lava (pili nut) & Silk are also nice options @ Sprouts - Watch out for the Sugar content tho!
#6 Substitutes for Baking & Cooking:
I recommend always having canned coconut milk on hand - amazing in so many recipes. Find in the Asia section of any store - cheapest at Walmart, usually. Silk Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative is a wonderful product! Find at Sprouts for sure. Forager Sour Cream @ Sprouts & Wholefoods
#7 Ice Cream So Delicious Brand will be easily found at most grocery stores. Check out all kinds of different dairy free ice cream @ Sprouts, Wholefoods, etc.
See YouTube Video below the DIY Oatmilk in 5 min!
Easiest DIY Oatmilk Recipe in 5 min!
Got 5 min? You can make this healthy Oatmilk in a snap!
1 Cup Organic Old Fashioned Oats (not the quick kind)
1 Cup Ice
32 oz Water
Pinch of Sea Salt (optional)
Add ingredients to High Speed Blender
Blend for 20 sec. (no longer than 30 sec)
Strain thru Nutmilk Baghttps://amzn.to/32Dq3o8
in a pitcher
Store in fridge up to 1 week.