THE BEST VEGAN MILK SUBSTITUTES
HAPPY WORLD MILK DAY 2019 (with a bit of delay)
To celebrate, we’re giving you the lowdown on all things vegan milk related! From the best vegan milk for tea and for cereal, to the best vegan milks for frothing!
Fear not milk lovers, we’ve got you covered!
WHAT ARE THE BEST VEGAN MILK ALTERNATIVES?
There are so so many vegan milk substitutes available to us nowadays- we are spoilt for choice!
Here are the most popular vegan milk substitutes and the ones we use the most often:
Oat, Coconut, Almond, Cashew, Hazelnut, Hemp, Soya, Rice.
It’s also possible to get hold of hybrid milks, using combinations of the above.
SWEETENED OR UNSWEETENED?
We recommend going for unsweetened- unless you’re making hot chocolate or desserts! Sweetened milks can taste a little synthetic and we prefer to just add in our own sweetener (maple syrup is our fav)!
VURGER CO. TOP TIP: Keep an eye out for the milks fortified with B12! B12 is an essential nutrient that our bodies can’t make on their own so we need to get it from the food we eat. Unfortunately b12 is something that vegans are deficient in due to the nature of our diets, so it’s great to pick a vegan milk substitute that is fortified with it!
THE BEST VEGAN MILK SUBSTITUTES, BY CATEGORY
1. FOR TEA AND COFFEE
Hands down the best vegan milk for tea and coffee is Oatly Barista. It can’t be beaten! Creamy, indulgent, smooth, froths like a dream. So. So. Creamy. Thank you Oatly, we owe you one!
For hot chocolate we like to use Hazelnut for it’s slightly sweeter vibes! It’s also pretty good in coffee, although the froth is not as good as with oat milk.
Coconut and soy are also good options- as is cashew milk if you’re looking for something slightly creamier.
We don’t recommend almond milk for hot drinks as it tends to split!
2. FOR FROTHING
Again, it’s a no brainer her! Oatly Barista is your friend.
Regular oat and soy milks are also fairly effective!
3. FOR CURRIES AND STEWS
Coconut milk is our favourite for creating that creamy texture and flavour!
4. FOR CEREAL
If you can get a hold of it- Rebel Kitchen Whole Mylk is amazing with cereal! It’s a hybrid milk made from brown rice, coconut and cashews and it tastes very similar to real dairy!
Failing that, almond milk is our regular go to. It’s fairly neutral tasting so goes with most cereals.
Hazelnut milk is great for adding a bit of indulgence to more chocolate-y cereals.
5. FOR BAKING AND DESSERTS
Almond or soy are the most common vegan milk alternatives used in baking, due to their versatility and neutral flavours.
Coconut milk is also a great option for creamier desserts like rice pudding!
Rice milk is also a good choice when making light sauces or asian desserts due to its sweeter properties.
6. FOR PORRIDGE
We like to use coconut milk or Oatly Barista- both are wonderfully creamy.
7. FOR CREAMY SAUCES
For creamy sauce we like to use a blend of cashew milk and blended whole cashews, although the Rebel Mylk range is also very good for this as they also contain cashews!
It’s worth considering the Oatly range! They make some incredible dairy free alternatives such as single cream, creme fraiche and custard!
8. FOR PROTEIN CONTENT
Soy milk contains by far the most protein, with 7 grams of vegan protein per cup.
Hemp milk comes close by in second with 5 grams of vegan protein per cup.
Happy World Milk Day everyone!
Come and celebrate all things milk related with us here at The Vurger Co. by indulging in one of our infamous shakes!
We have 8 awesome flavours to choose from, complete with vegan whipped cream on top!
The vurger co 100%vegan shake collection:
SALTED CARAMEL POPCORN
GO ON, TREAT YOURSELF!
Have a great day everyone!
If you need us we’ll be scoffing down a big old helping of creamy mac and cheese with a shake on the side… Whatever feeds your soul, right?!
The Vurger Co. Team