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Non-Dairy Milk Bucket List: How Many Can You Check Off?

How many plant-based milks can you check off the list?

Whether you’re making a savory vegan Alfredo sauce, whipping up a batch of plant-based baked goods, or crafting a tasty coffee creation, finding the right non-dairy milk is key. With so many varieties, which do you choose? We vote for trying them all! Keeping a selection of these products on rotation allows you to reap the nutritional benefits and enjoy the various flavors these milk alternatives have to offer. For major dairy-free inspo, check out our non-dairy milk bucket list below!

Better Than Milk

Made from oats, almonds, rice, and hazelnuts grown on small Italian farms, Better Than Milk tastes even better than it sounds. These products include Italian spring water, which we find incredibly fancy. We’ll take all five varieties, please.

Better Than Milk

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze

You know, the company that sells tasty almond snacks? They make almond milk, too! Although the Hint of Honey flavor is not vegan, many other Blue Diamond Almond Breeze varieties are. We see you original, chocolate, and vanilla milks.

Almond Breeze

Califia Farms

Califia Farms is dedicated to showing us what plants can do. Their almond, oat, and coconut milks definitely do the plants justice. Califia also offers several flavored milk options, including Toasted Coconut Almond Milks and holiday-inspired drinks.

Califia Farms

Chobani

This yogurt brand branched into oat milk products and never looked back. Chobani’s calcium-packed dairy-free drinks come in Zero Sugar, Extra Creamy, and Barista varieties. Plant-based customization FTW!

Chobani

Dream

Having plant milk variety truly is a dream come true. Find Dream milk varieties derived from rice, coconut, almond, soy, oat, and rice. Speaking of rice milk, Horchata Rice milk, anyone? So dreamy!

Dream

Eden Foods

Soy milk aplenty! Eden Foods offers a massive variety of this protein-rich plant-based drink. Naturally, we’ve got our eyes on the chocolaty cocoa flavor and the nutty carob soy milk variety—we like to be a little extra.

EdenSoy

Elmhurst

Established in 1925, Elmhurst features non-dairy beverages from milked almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, oats, and walnuts. Each variety offers its own nutritional benefits and claims to fame. We’re loving the omega 3-rich walnut milk in our coffee, oatmeal, and chia puddings.

Elmhurst

Forager Project

Available in oat, cashew, and soy varieties, these rich, thick dairy-free beverage options from Forager are a must-try! Each milk also contains a bit of coconut cream for an extra touch of plant-based creaminess.

Forager Project

Good Karma

From single servings to half gallons, Good Karma has the hookup on the vegan milk options. In addition to a great taste, their flax and Plantmilk lines supply a good deal of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient that may be lacking in some vegan diets.

Good Karma

Goodmylk Co.

Goodmylk Co. offers a super unique frozen concentrate created for individuals who desire to make their own non-dairy milks but lack the time. Just add water and say hello to fresh almond, hemp, and oat milk varieties.

Good Mylk Co.

Hope & Sesame

Hope & Sesame is the first of its kind to utilize sesame seeds as a non-dairy milk ingredient. Mixed with pea protein, these milks pack an impressive macronutrient profile and great taste. The Chicago-based brand offers both original and flavored varieties.

Hope & Sesame

Malibu Mylk

Malibu Mylk flax milk is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics. Find organic products like original, unsweetened, unsweetened vanilla, and oat flax mylk options, all with a touch of tasty organic cinnamon powder.

Malibu Mylk

Malk Organics

Malk Organics has a plethora of dairy-free milks that you need to try. We use the unsweetened almond for smoothies, the unsweetened cashew for coffee creations, and the maple pecan Malk for after-dinner sippin’.

Malk

Milkadamia

We love the rich and creamy macadamia milk that milkadamia has to offer. Available in lightly sweetened, unsweetened, and vanilla varieties, these shelf-stable non-dairy beverages taste great! And the Latte Da milks make epic lattes.

Milkadamia

Minor Figures

Made for coffee creations, Minor Figures barista oat milk varieties are a coffee lover’s dream come true! Available in traditional and organic, they’re perfect for enjoying your oat latte your way.

Minor Figures

Mooala

Oat milks, almond milks, and banana milks, oh my! Mooala is crafting up a wide variety of dairy-free milk alternatives. Although a difficult choice, we’re all about the Coconut Oatmilk—it’s the coconut cream for us!

Mooala

New Barn Organics

Specializing in almond and coconut milk varieties, New Barn Organics offers another great non-dairy beverage to keep on rotation. We love the sleek appearance and smooth taste of these unfortified dairy-free milks.

New Barn Organics

NotCo

Have you tried Not Milk from NotCo? If not, take this virtual bucket list item and add it to your real-life shopping list ASAP. Available in 1%, 2% Reduced Fat, and Whole, It’s just like milk, but not.

Not Milk

Oatly

From whole to skinny, and chocolate to orange mango, Oatly certainly has our attention. The brand even offers products for cooking, coffee creation, and on-the-go adventures, making these cruelty-free milks a must-try.

Oatly

Oatsome

Original, chocolate, and barista varieties—Oatsome has the hookup on all things oat milk. This vegan-friendly brand has a few additional tricks up its sleeve—aka the company also offers tasty oat-based coffee creamers.

Oatsome

Pacific

Sold in shelf-stable packs, Pacific offers the usual nut milk varieties plus creamy drinks derived from hazelnut and hemp seeds. Give their Chocolate Hazelnut Milk a try—it’s like a delicious cup of vegan Nutella.

Pacific Foods

Planet Oat

This one is oat-of-this-world delicious! Find Planet Oat in original, vanilla, dark chocolate, and extra creamy varieties. We’re totally drooling! What can we say? We’re obsessed with these tasty oat beverages.

Planet Oat

Ripple

This dairy-free brand keeps its ingredients simple and free from the top eight allergens. The plant-based pea milk can be found in a variety of styles and flavors like original, vanilla, chocolate, and Ripple Kids Milk.

Ripple

Rise Brewing Co.

Hey, organic oat milk—we see you! This vegan, gluten-free product was made for cooking, dessert dunking, and coffee sippin’ alike. Speaking of coffee, Rise Brewing Co. also offers a selection of canned oat milk coffee drinks.

RISE Brewing Co.

Silk

A serious OG of the non-dairy milk realm, what started as a soy milk-only company has branched out to coconut, cashew, almond, and oat milk varieties. Silk products can be found in both the cooler and breakfast aisle—read: shelf-stable options available.

Silk

Simply

This Coca-Cola-owned brand offers a lineup of almond and oat milks to enjoy. Find oat drinks in original, creamy, and vanilla, while almond milks can be spotted in original, unsweetened, vanilla, and unsweetened vanilla.

Simply

So Delicious Dairy Free

Validating its namesake, the non-dairy milks from almonds, cashews, and coconut are both tasty and versatile. So Delicious Dairy Free offers both cold and shelf-stable options along with chocolate single-serves and Holiday Nog. Say what?

So Delicious

Westsoy

Specializing in all things soy milk, Westsoy offers several organic varieties, including original, unsweetened, and fortified options. These packs are shelf-stable until opened, making them the perfect pantry staple.

Westsoy

Willa’s

We see you, Unsweetened Original, and we raise you Willa’s Creamy Oat Milk. Let’s also not forget about the new variety … drum roll please! Introducing Dark Chocolate with Maple Sugar Oat Milk. We’re already obsessed!

Willa's

Anja Grommons

@vegcentricdietitian

During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

Must-have products: Ezekiel Bread, Racconto Giardiniera, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Complex Serum, Elina Organics Botanical Cleanser

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