For those who are allergic to milk, or wish to avoid milk for other reasons, there are increasing alternatives. Rice and soy milks may be the staples for alternative milks, but there are increasing varieties beyond these. Hemp milks, oat milks and nut milks have all expanded in the marketplace and entered many dairy free kitchens.
The option of making your own dairy free milks, may appeal to you. Soymilk makers rice milk even hemp milk makers are apart of many dairy free household’s kitchens.
Hemp milk producers Living Harvest Hemp milk and Manitoba Harvest Hemp Bliss have added hemp milk as another choice for the dairy free, recent health claims of hemp have made this a growing trend.
Potato milks are being made by English Bay Dairy Free and Tayo. Potato milk typically contains no oil, so when using in recipes oils may have to be added.
If you have other food allergies or aversions read ingredients carefully, some milk alternatives have limits to heating and cooling. Some can be frozen others should not, but don’t let this stop you from experimenting, just be aware and read packaging.
By Karen Blue