Milk Substitutes

Don't let spoiled milk spoil your recipe. If you're lactose intolerant, vegan, or dairy-free, try our picks for non-dairy milk substitutes.

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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 limit or remove dairy from your diet due to health or ethical reasons, substitute an equal amount of one of these non-dairy milk.

  • Soy milk is similar to dairy milk in nutrition, with the highest amount of protein when compared to other non-dairy milk alternatives.
  • Almond milk contains fewer calories than dairy milk and almost no protein. For the go-getters, know that if you make almond milk from scratch, it will not be fortified with calcium or vitamin D.
  • Rice milk is a tasty alternative to dairy milk, but it contains almost no protein or calcium. It also has a higher carbohydrate content than other plant-based milk.
  • Coconut milk has a delicious creamy consistency but, it contains almost no protein. Coconut milk is also unique in that it is one of the only plant-based milk that contain saturated fat.

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