Top 9 Almond Milk Substitutes

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If you are looking for good almond milk substitutes, there are a variety of choices available now in the supermarket aisle. Regular milk is a good option. But for those who are avoiding non-dairy milk, there are several plant-based types of milk which can be used instead.

People are also looking for almond milk substitutes as almond production has been in the spotlight for environmental damage. On a global average, each almond needs 1.1 gallons of water for production. Drought-prone California is the most hit as the state produces 80 percent of the world’s almond crop.

Top Almond Milk Substitutes 

The best substitutes for almond milk are coconut milk, cashew milk, soy milk, hemp milk, quinoa milk, oat milk, hazelnut milk, flax milk, and rice milk.

Coconut milk

Almond milk and coconut milk are the two most popular non-dairy milk. It can be easily used in cooking and baking. If you are looking for a coffee creamer, coconut milk can be a great substitute as it is thick and creamy. However, go easy on the amount as coconut milk is higher in saturated fat and calories.

A jug of almond milk, a bowl of almond flour, almond blossoms, and whole nuts

Almond milk and almond flour made from almonds Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Cashew milk

It can also be used as a substitute for almond milk as it has a nutty flavor. And it makes for a great dairy-alternative coffee creamer.

Soy milk

Soy milk is a good source of protein and low in saturated fat. It is made from soybeans, water, sugar, and added flavoring.

Rice milk

Rice milk is a great substitute and it has the least amount of allergens. So, people with nut allergies can opt for rice milk as it is made from milled rice and water.

Oat milk

If you want to make your smoothies creamier, oat milk is an excellent substitute for almond milk. Oat milk can be easily made at home using soaked oats and water.

A picture showing a different kind of vegan milk

Vegan milks have a healthy combination of mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Hazelnut milk

It has a similar texture to almond milk, with a hint of hazelnut flavor.

Hemp Milk

Hemp milk is thick and creamy in texture and has a strong flavor. It is a good substitute for almond milk while baking savory dishes.

Quinoa Milk

Quinoa milk is a good substitute as it can be easily made at home. Simply cook quinoa in water and once cooled, blend it with water to get a creamy almond milk alternative.

Flax Milk

Flax milk is cold-pressed flax seed oil mixed with water. While this is a good option for a plant-based milk, it is much thinner in consistency as compared to almond milk.

 

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Raksha Hegde is the content director at Organic Facts and helps oversee a team of brilliant, dynamic content writers. She completed her MS in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, US. A former business news journalist and editor, Raksha followed her passion for wellness to become a certified Yoga teacher and a wellness festival curator. She believes that learning is a life-long process; she did a certificate e-course on “Introduction to Food and Health” in 2019 from Stanford University, US. 

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