Does anyone drink tea or coffee but are dairy free? What do you put in it instead of Cow's milk? I love my milky tea, but am looking for another option to use. (I don't like it with no milk in at all, so that isn't an option)
Are nuts a problem? I sometimes drink my coffee with almond milk. It's a nice change. I don't like it in my tea, though, but there's no reason it couldn't be used in tea as well. Tea with lemon is refreshing.
There's rice milk and soy milk too.
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I use silk brand soy creamer (or sometimes trader joe's brand). Almond milk is yummy but not creamy enough for me (and rice or soy milk don't even some close). I tried one of the store bought coconut creamers and the taste was too "coconutty" for me. I went through a long phase of trying to make my own soy creamer from homemade soy milk (blending in a bit of oil and lecithin to act as an emulsifier, which seems to be what the store bought stuff does), but I could never blend it enough to get everything mixed in. Yet another reason I would love to get a vitamix blender someday ;)
Seconding so delicious coconut milk creamer. Really good, quite equivalent to dairy creamer. I found I don't like almond milk in my coffee, but I do make chai tea with it and it is really good.
I love milky tea too and really despaired when I had to go dairy-free due to my BFing daughter's allergy. I found that unsweetened soy milk (westbrae is the best IMO) was the best substitute. It took me a while but I got to the point where I truly loved it and didn't feel deprived. And then once I was no longer dairy free I actually found I preferred the soy in my tea over milk. Almond milk tasted almondy, coconut milk tasted WAY coconutty. It's hard to find something that wont' overhwhelm the delicate flavor of tea.
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I liked the Trader Joe's brand almond milk in the refrigerator case. Not any of the ones that come in Tetrapak boxes. Can you have goat milk at all? Whole Foods sells it and it's way closer to cow's milk than any vegan milk option.
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