Dairy-free alternatives are on the rise in the milk industry. We thought that in honor of National Milk Day, we would share with you some of our favorite milk alternatives that you can buy in bulk on Amazon! Stock up this winter to make all of your baked goods, mac and cheeses, lattes, and smoothies dairy-free. We even included some recipes from the Food Monster App to make using plant-based milk products!
This macadamia nut milk is only 50 calories per serving and packs in a “…subtle milky taste.” This option is GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and even sugar-free! They suggest you mix it into a Green Energy Smoothie Bowl With Fresh Figs or a Creamy Zucchini and Corn Soup for an added boost of nutrients. Adam states “No question, I wish that the price was lower. At the moment, it’s a bit more than twice as expensive as the milk that I was buying, which is already over twice as expensive as regular milk…so, this stuff isn’t cheap. But, I like the taste on cereal and I feel fine after having it.” So this Milkadamia Unsweetened, Vegan and Keto-Friendly Macadamia Milk, 32 Ounce (Pack of 6) may be a bit on the pricier side, but it is certainly worth it if you have a lot of allergies or are looking for a sugar-free, authentic tasting plant-milk!
This option has a lower calorie count than some plant-based milks, and also comes with some added vanilla flavor! It has no GMOs, no gluten, no cholesterol, and no saturated fat! It also comes in a shelf-stable packaging so when you buy it in bulk, it will last a very long time. The company recommends you add this Silk Almond Milk, Unsweetened Vanilla, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6) to cereals, like this Berry Cereal recipe, or in granolas, like this Homemade Grain-Free Granola, for some extra sweetness.
This RICE DREAM Enriched Original Organic Rice Drink, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6) is easy to digest because it is made with partially milled organic brown rice. It lasts up to one year unopened in your pantry and is very low in fat! This enriched version has extra calcium and vitamin D to boost your nutrient intake. E. Pearl said, “Rice Dream is the greatest thing since sliced bread! In fact, I like it better than the “other” stuff made with almonds. Rice Dream doesn’t bother my ultra-sensitive tummy! I use it in all recipes that require milk products. It’s also convenient to keep on the shelf until needed. Even better, it’s great to have around during winter storms when it is difficult to to get around due to snow or other bad weather. Love it!” So if you have a sensitive stomach and want to pack in some extra nutrients this option is for you!
Soy milk is great because it is loaded with soy-proteins. This one has 50 percent more calcium than cow’s milk! Judith stated “Have reordered many times. I use a carton out of the six every two days in cereal and protein shakes. Healthy, cheap and tasty.” This goes to show that if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option for plant-based milk but don’t want to sacrifice flavor, Silk Vanilla All Natural Soymilk, 32-Ounce Aseptic Cartons (Pack of 6) may be the choice for you!
With every serving of this Pacific Foods Organic Oat Non-Dairy Beverage, Original, 8-Ounce, (Pack of 12) you get an entire serving of whole grains and creamy, yummy goodness! In fact, this option is sweetened only with organic oats. Pacific recommends either savory or sweet dishes for this one. It’s thick, hearty, texture makes it a good addition to any flavor palate.
6. Pacific Foods Hazelnut Non-Dairy Beverage, Chocolate, 8-Ounce, (Pack of 24)
Hazelnut milk is unique because hazelnuts themselves have such a strong specific flavor… And who doesn’t love the famous hazelnut and chocolate combination? This Pacific Foods Hazelnut Non-Dairy Beverage, Chocolate, 8-Ounce, (Pack of 24) is ideal to drink all on its own for a rich, nutty treat. Or mix it into your Creamy Vegan Banana, PB, and Chocolate Ice Cream for guilt-free chocolatey goodness. One Amazon user said “These single size hazelnut milk packs are so convenient for school lunches. We are a dairy-free family, so I love that it is not only a great substitute for chocolate milk, but it has 35% daily requirement of calcium. They are also deeeeelicious!” These storable containers make for an easy treat on-the-go.
Cashews are so creamy in cheesy vegan dishes and are often used to mimic the flavor and texture of dairy in vegan cooking. This So Delicious Dairy Free Cashewmilk Beverage, Unsweetened, 32 oz (Pack of 6) is unsweetened so you can add it to your Extra Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese or to your Summer Lemon Cheesecake recipe! Genny said “It’s so hard to find unsweetened! This stuff is great for those of us who have to watch their sugar levels! If it’s not sweet enough just add some plain or vanilla stevia!”
This product is so flavorful with no soy, no gluten, no carrageenans, and it’s kosher. Add this to your coffee in the morning for only 15 calories per serving! Drake stated “Califia is getting a bit pricey, but it’s worth it! This stuff is a great treat and way better than many of the other available alternatives.” Califia Farms Almondmilk Coffee Creamer with Coconut, Hazelnut, 32 Ounce is a good option if you’re looking to jazz up your morning beverage with some creamy, hazelnut flavor like in this Healthy Peppermint Mocha recipe.
9. Silk Pure Almondmilk Dark Chocolate, 8 Ounce, 18 Count
Have a chocolate craving? This Silk Pure Almondmilk Dark Chocolate, 8 Ounce, 18 Count will give you your fix with only 120 calories per serving! One Amazon user said “this stuff is the bomb.com. i drink one a day, and so far, I’ve kept the doctor away. kidding, but seriously its the perfect light snack or its great in accompanying any meal. don’t even try putting it in cereal because you’ll never go back to regular milk and you’ll be having the most decadent cereal in the world. i guess which would be okay actually. anyways buy it and buy it forever.” This rich, chocolatey option is affordable and totally guilt-free!
10. Coconut Cloud non-dairy, vegan coconut milk creamer powder, in single serve stick packs – 20 count
This product is perfect for people who travel because it’s powdered and single serve so it can easily be thrown into a bag. It adds sweetness to your coffee with only 2 grams of sugar. The makers of this Coconut Cloud non-dairy, vegan coconut milk creamer powder, in single serve stick packs – 20 count even stated that it contains “healthy, plant-based fatty acids that boost brain power and support increased energy.” This is certainly something you have to try if you don’t have dairy-free coffee options in your area! Try making your own Vanilla Nut Coffee Creamer if you prefer homemade options!
For more recipes to add these delicious plant-milk products into, download the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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