We Tried 124 Dairy-Free Milks—Here Are Our 6 Favorites
Don’t have a cow—try one of these dairy-free options instead. We tasted 124 brands to find the cream of the crop.
For anyone who's lactose intolerant, has a dairy allergy, is vegan, or just doesn’t like the taste of cow's milk, searching for substitutes is nothing new. To the rest of us, however, the dairy-free options can be daunting, particularly with new varieties of plant-based milks popping up every time we visit the grocery store. We tried 124 brands of plant-based milk alternatives (including oat, almond, cashew, creamers, and more) to find the best—here are our favorites.
This sustainably produced choice has a luscious oat flavor and a texture that’s so close to cow’s milk. We loved it poured over granola and as a one-to-one substitute for dairy milk when baking.
To buy: $5 for 64 oz.; target.com.
Chocolate and nuts just go together, especially in this creamy delight. Microwave it for instant hot chocolate, or blend it with banana and ice for a smoothie.
To buy: $26 for 4 32-oz. cartons; amazon.com.
You know it’s good when you can see little flecks of vanilla bean. This silky and slightly sweet pick stood out from its sugary competitors.
To buy: $6 for 48 oz.; shoprite.com.
This extra-rich creamer lightens but doesn’t overly sweeten your coffee: It has just one gram of sugar per serving.
To buy: $5 for 32 oz.; silk.com.
This subtle, earthy nut milk is made with just five ingredients (and no gums or emulsifiers). It’s great in oatmeal and cereal—and tasty enough to drink straight.
To buy: $14 for 2 32-oz. cartons; elmhurst1925.com.
This pick offers more calcium per cup than cow’s milk and delivers the fresh taste of almonds without added sugar.
To buy: $24 for 12 32-oz. cartons; amazon.com.