Milk Sub.

  • kimmycub89 14 years ago
    Hey...I cannot find the PERFECT milk sub. I really dislike milk and have tried some soy milk and Rice Dream. The Vanilla soy milk that I tried was kinda gross and the Rice Dream was way too sweat.

    Please help o.O
  • senderob 14 years ago said:
    I'm guessing that you just recently gave up "real" milk (i.e. from an animal). Here are some tips (my opinions only)

    There is no PERFECT substitute. Animals are animals and plants are plants. Most milk substitutes are sweetened (and in my opinion, over-sweetened). You can buy UNSWEETENED soy milk in places like Whole Foods and Wild Oats. I find this is best for savory dishes and regular (sweetened) works fine for sweet things and baked goods.

    If you really want to DRINK milk - wait about a year. By then, you'll forget what real milk tastes like and rice, soy etc. won't be so bad. Just don't expect it to have that creamy, white color.

    Personally, I prefer a good cup of tea over milk. I eat cereal dry with my tea (different cups !) and it's a crunchy treat.

    Good luck on your milky quest.
  • vegalicious 14 years ago said:
    I agree with sederob. I've never been a big milk drinker and don't miss it at all. Years of diary consumption is probably responsible for some of my allergies and health problems.
    I drink my coffee black since I am vegan, which is a much better experience once you get used to it. For breakfast cereals I use soy milk or soy yogurt (yofo). In cooking we use soy milk, soy cream, rice milk or coconut milk, depending on the recipe.
  • fionn320 13 years ago said:
    Soy milk brands vary tremendously in taste. It took us about five different failures before we found a few we liked. Trader Joe's carries Soy Dream organic soy milk, Costco has a house brand organic that we like. Soy Dream and Rice Dream are worlds apart. Plain soy milk is usually not sweetened nearly so much as vanilla. Good luck to you in your search.
  • euphoriasue 13 years ago said:
    I really like to use oat or almond milk in things like cereal, as well as for making stuff like pudding, though if large quantities are involved and/or you want something richer, substituting half with coconut milk works well. Coconut milk is also great in things like cakes and frostings, though the flavor can be too overpowering sometimes if the recipe is not strongly flavored with something else, like chocolate.
  • vegangal123 13 years ago said:
    I drink "Silk" unsweetened soymilk. It is the best soymilk I have ever tried, but I have been vegan since birth, so the transition might have been easier for me. However, if you are feeling your sweet tooth is peeking through, you might want to try "Silk" vanilla soymilk, instead. Another really good brand of soymilk is "WestSoy" vanilla and plain. You might want to try the new unsweetened kind, though, if you are looking for something a little bit healthier.
    Best wishes and hope I have helped you,
  • Alex487 1 year ago said:
    I also find Almond milk as the closest substitute and I like how light yet filling it feels after having Almond milk in my dish

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