Milk Substitutes

Don't let spoiled milk spoil your recipe. Use one of our milk substitutes to save the day. If you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or dairy-free, try our picks for non-dairy milk substitutes.

Substitutes for Milk

For 1 cup milk, substitute 1/2 cup evaporated milk plus 1/2 cup water or 1 cup water plus 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder.

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Non-Dairy Milk Substitutes If you need to cut dairy out of your diet, substitute an equal amount of one of these non-dairy milks.

  • Soy milk is similar to dairy milk in nutrition, with similar amounts of fat, protein, and fiber.
  • Almond milk contains less fat and calories than dairy milk, and it's high in vitamins and minerals.
  • Rice milk is a tasty alternative to dairy milk, and it has less fat and more antioxidants. Rice milk, though, is lower in dairy and calcium. 
  • Coconut milk is gluten-free and soy-free, making it great for those with gluten-related dietary restrictions.

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