Best milk alternatives

Try one of our handy milk alternatives if you're running low or have a dietary restriction. Learn how to make vegan-friendly oat or almond milk.

Non-dairy milks, like almond milk, make great alternatives to traditional cow’s milk. Try one of our homemade milks for baking or in coffee and tea.


Discover more tips with our guide to common ingredient substitutions.

Best milk alternatives

You can make your own non-dairy milk quite easily by soaking raw nuts or oats, blending with water and straining out the milk.

Try our almond milk recipe or learn how to make oat milk.

Learn how to make dairy-free milks with our ultimate guide, it’s easier than you think. 

Alternative milks are not only great in drinks, but can be used for cooking and baking. You can also use coconut milk in some recipes, though it tends to have a stronger flavour. 

Buttermilk can be replaced by the same amount of milk with a squeeze of lemon or dash of vinegar, or if you need a liquid thicker than milk, (in a cake for example), mix some plain yogurt into milk to make up the same volume.

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