Dairy Free Me

Living without dairy and eggs

Alternative Milks

Soya Milk

Soya milk is a great place to start. It is widely available in supermarkets and is relatively cheap. It works very well in replacing milk in recipes.

If you are following the low-FODMAP diet, it is suggested to go for milk made from soya-protein rather than soya-beans.

Lactose-Free Milk

This is dairy milk with the lactose removed. This one is recommended if you are lactose-intolerant or following the low-FODMAP diet. It will not be suitable if you have an allergy to milk.

Almond Milk

Almond milk has a nice flavour, and quite a similar consistency to normal milk. It can be expensive though.

Coconut Milk

This is not the sort you get in a tin for cooking with. It is thinner and comes in a carton. In the supermarket it is found along with the soya milk. It has a coconut flavour, so you might not want it in your coffee. However it can be useful when cooking - see Thai-style stir fry.

Rice Milk

I find the consistency of rice milk a bit thin, but it could be a good choice if you are not able to eat soya or nuts.

Oat Milk

Oat milk has a nice consistency and it has been argued that this is one of the more environmentally friendly options. The barista-style oat milk contains more fat than the standard one and works really well in tea and coffee.