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Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives

August 15, 20169 min
A dairy sensitivity doesn't mean you have to give up the concept of milk altogether.More and more people are discovering a sensitivity to traditional cow's milk.That doesn't mean you have to give up the concept of milk altogether. There are many alternative milk sources that can be used in various capacities.

Coconut milk: Wonderful for frozen desserts, such as ice cream. Also tasty in chai. 
Tiger nut milk: Naturally sweet so you don't need to add any extra sweetener. 
Grain milk: Great for porridge, pancakes, and other breakfast foods, as well as baked goods. Grain milk is also good for smoothies. 
Soy milk: Nutritionally similar to cow's milk (same amount of protein). Provides nourishment and energy. Not sweet, but rather has a bean-like taste. Rich cream texture without the distinctive flavor of coconut milk. Make sure it's organic and non-GMO.
Almond milk: Add to coffee or oatmeal. Low in sugar. Light and slightly nutty. Look for "unsweetened" on the label.
Cashew: Smoky and nutty undertone. Perfect for making homemade dishes like creamy mac-n-cheese.

Listen in as Dina Cheney, author of The New Milks; 100-Plus Dairy-Free Recipes for Making and Cooking with Soy, Nut, Seed, Grain, and Coconut Milks, joins host Lisa Davis to discuss all the various milk alternatives.

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