Vegans may have started out with only shelf-stable soy and hemp milk as their non-dairy beverages of choice, but these days there are so many vegan milk options in stores, it's kind of amazing. You can get "milk" made of everything from peas
to macadamia nuts. Navigating all the choices can be a little difficult, but our favorite options, which range from major brands to total newcomers, won't let you down. Try them in your fave cozy drinks
or use them to whip up a creamy dairy-free pot of mac and cheese. Either way, your tastebuds will be totally pleased with these 14 picks.
Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Almondmilk ($5):
If you're looking for a vegan milk with a little more flavor, this toasted coconut and almond option is for you. It tastes good enough to sip on its own, but it can also add great flavor to cereal and coffee.
Good Karma Flaxmilk + Protein ($4):
Flaxseeds create a surprisingly creamy milk alternative. It's an excellent choice for anyone with nut or soy allergies.
Milkadamia Milk ($4):
Rich macadamia nuts have a naturally sweet flavor and decadent texture that create a creamy, lush-tasting non-dairy milk.
New Barn Organic Vanilla Almond Milk ($4):
For those who like their nut milks on the sweet side, New Barn is a tasty treat. The subtle vanilla flavor complements the nuttiness of the almonds.
Oatly Oatmilk ($4):
Oats blended with water make a creamy, healthy milk that tastes great in coffee and tea... or really anything, as it has a neutral flavor with no funny aftertaste.
Orgain Organic Protein Almondmilk ($5):
Give your smoothies a huge boost with this shelf-stable almond milk. It clocks in at 10 times the protein of your average almond milk.
Rice Dream Rice Drink ($3):
Rice Dream is a total classic. It's our fave option for adding to smoothies — it makes them just a little creamy without becoming too heavy.
Ripple Original Unsweetened Dairy-Free Beverage ($4):
Creamy Ripple is made from pea protein and tastes almost identical to cow's milk. (You'll easily want to drink a cup of this stuff plain.) It may sound a little weird at first, but it's a delicious alternative to soy or nut milks and contains eight grams of protein per serving.
So Delicious Unsweetened Cashew Milk ($3):
Cashew milk is ultra creamy, so we always like to keep some on hand. Use it to make baked goods or to take your smoothies to the next level.
So Delicious Plain Coconut Milk ($4):
Unsweetened coconut milk is a little richer than almond milk, but still has a mild flavor that goes well with all sorts of foods, sweet or savory.
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(Photos via Instacart, Oatly, Ripple, and Thrive Market)