There are so many vegan milk options appearing on grocery store shelves that it can be hard to decide which to throw in your shopping cart. Should you go with a traditional almond, soy, or coconut milk, or get really wild with some cashew, hazelnut, rice, oat, flax, or hemp milk?
To help with these major life decisions, Toni Okamoto from Plant Based on a Budget joined me in going on a treasure hunt to find the best vegan milk. We picked up an enormous array of plant-based milks to taste-test and we share our thoughts about each in this vegan milk face-off video.
We tried many different plant milk bases, brands, and flavorings to see which we like the most. As you can see, some of the vegan milks out there are deeelicious, while others—well, I’ll let you make up your own mind on those. Just keep in mind you’ll always be choosing:
- Your base (soy, almond, cashew, coconut, rice, oat, flax, hemp, and beyond)
- Sweetened vs. unsweetened (if it’s not marked, check the ingredients for added sugar or assume it’s sweetened)
- Vanilla vs. plain (or “original”)
When you’re using vegan milk in savory dishes, always go for the unsweetened original/plain varieties. But when you’re using it in sweet baking recipes, cereal, smoothies, and beyond, anything goes! And guess what? You can even use water in place of milk in baked good recipes and smoothies.
Cashew milk cheers to that!