a beginner's guide to non-dairy milk

ranked by how likely you are to find them in my fridge
  1. 8.
    cashew
    honestly i've never had it because it is always the most expensive. i've heard it's similar to almond milk but a little creamier.
  2. 7.
    rice
    super thin. probably best for like cereal and oats.
  3. 6.
    oat
    very sweet naturally. good for cereal and baking.
  4. 5.
    hemp
    tastes earthy but has a nice texture. fine for baking and cooking. the taste might be a little strong for coffee or cereal.
  5. 4.
    almond
    great for cooking and baking. fairly versatile. vanilla and sweetened versions are great for coffee and cereal, but unsweetened will do just fine. i don't love almond milk. it has a slightly grainy texture and it's quite thick. definitely would not drink it plain.
  6. 3.
    coconut
    the full fat kind that comes in a can is great for replacing cream cooking and baking. you can even make a good whipped cream with it. the boxed kind has a good taste and smooth texture. it's good for cereal and coffee if you like the taste of coconut. i would drink the boxed kind plain.
  7. 2.
    soy
    very neutral flavor. smooth and creamy without being too thick. an all around Good Milk. good for baking, cooking, and cereal. perfect for coffee. i'd drink a small glass of it if someone put it in front of me but i wouldn't go out of my way to drink it plain.
  8. 1.
    flax
    my favorite. so fresh and smooth. apparently it tastes a lot like dairy milk?? good for coffee, baking, and cooking. perfect for cereal. i'd drink a glass of it plain.