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3/27/12 5:32 P

I don't drink soy milk for personal health reasons, and almond milk upsets my digestive system. I use coconut or rice milks when I don't drink real milk.

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3/27/12 5:18 P

almond all the way! emoticon
that was probably the easiest food swap ive ever made

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3/27/12 4:47 P

I've tried Silk and it's not bad, but not milk, either.

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3/27/12 4:27 P

Love Almond Milk, like Silk, don't care for Soy very much.

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3/27/12 4:22 P

all of them

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3/27/12 3:53 P


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3/27/12 3:43 P


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3/27/12 3:36 P

I began drinking unsweetened soy milk, switched to unsweetened almond milk a few years later. Although I like both (don't drink it but use it on cereal) I just tried coconut milk due to its lower sugar content, it's pretty bland but does the trick on cereal. I think it would also work better in cooking. Using unsweetened almond milk makes things taste a bit off when cooking.

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3/27/12 3:27 P

Use Silk unsweetened Almond Milk on everything that calls for milk. LOVE IT.

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3/27/12 3:00 P

I like the Silk Original Soy Milk.

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3/27/12 2:04 P

I finally broke down and purchased unsweetened almond milk... and we found a winner!
I used it in my rasberry/blueberry smoothie, sweetened with honey and I liked it better than the original with milk :) It took only a few cups of coffee and tea to start getting used to it and even enjoying it in those beverages.

Thanks for everyone's advice!

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3/26/12 12:52 P

I'm not a milk drinker, haven't been since I was a kid. But I've taken a shining to Silk almond milk for my cereal, vanilla flavor.

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3/26/12 12:37 P

I do not drink milk, but use it in cereal and I love unsweetened almond milk and coconut milk for that. I was really impressed with all the calcium in almond milk and the low low calories! but I think the coconut milk tastes better.....have not tried either whe making mashed potatoes or gravy, just use skim dairy for that

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3/26/12 12:32 P

I also drink unsweetened Almond milk. To me, it tastes better than milk.

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3/26/12 11:36 A

I used to drink soy milk but now only unsweetened almond milk. It only has 35 calories in 1 cup.

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3/26/12 10:40 A

I like Rice Milk. (If you are a Costco member, they sell a 12 pack which does not need to be stored in the fridge until opened).

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3/26/12 10:40 A

I personally love Rice Dream...There is an original and vanilla flavor.

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3/26/12 10:40 A

Almond and Coconut milk are the best tasting in my opinion, but none of the substitutes really compares to real milk.

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3/26/12 10:37 A

I just can't get used to the taste of any of them. I really like the real stuff.

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3/26/12 10:23 A

almond milk

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3/26/12 10:17 A

My favorite is "CALORIE COUNTDOWN". My 2nd favorite is almond milk.

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3/26/12 10:16 A

I usually buy Silk Light Vanilla Soy. I actually slightly prefer Almond milk, but there is more protein in the soy milk which may help you feel fuller.

And as many previous posters mentioned, none really taste like milk. I think of it as a vanilla beverage that can be used like milk.

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3/26/12 9:32 A

My favorite is the unsweetened Almond Silk. It was a bit odd at first, but now I prefer it to cow's milk.

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3/26/12 9:25 A

Skim milk for me!

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3/26/12 9:24 A

If you are lactose intolerant and really need a substitute, I recommend almond milk.

Otherwise, I would say why substitute? Milk tastes most like milk! I buy 1% organic and sometimes whole milk from a local farm. But I have to pasteurize that myself and I don't always want to do that.

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3/26/12 8:20 A

Plain old fashioned skim milk is fine for me.

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3/26/12 8:16 A

Really like Silk Light Vanilla soy milk.

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3/26/12 8:14 A

Vanilla Almond Breeze

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3/26/12 8:10 A

Skim milk

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3/26/12 8:09 A

Was looking for info from people who know. Thanks for the advice and opinions. My daughter always wants some but I am afraid she may not like it and I have wasted 3 bucks

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3/26/12 5:09 A

vanilla soy and almond milk

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3/26/12 4:18 A

vanilla almond! yum

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3/26/12 3:02 A

None taste like cows milk. But they offer great alternatives and flavor! I like almond over soy. I have tried rice milk and really liked it on cereal. I think you have to look to be sure to get the one without sweeteners added.

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3/26/12 2:46 A

Everyone's taste is different. Try one, then another, etc. until you find one that works for you.

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3/26/12 2:43 A

I drink Silk and use it in all my recipes that call for milk. I've been drinking it for several years now because cow's milk makes me very ill. I can eat aged cheese but whole milk especially does not work for me. I recommend if you love iced lattes, try a glass of Silk, add a single serving of Tasters Choice Instant Coffee and sweeten with Agava nectar, stir well and serve over ice. I gave some to my oldest daughter and she said it was delicious and didn't believe me that it was made with Silk.


Edited by: JULESJ1OK at: 3/26/2012 (02:43)

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3/26/12 12:48 A

Neither one of them taste like dairy. My choice is almond milk. emoticon

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3/25/12 10:01 P


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3/25/12 9:45 P


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3/25/12 9:34 P

My choice would be almond breeze. I can't remember the fat content but skim milk has 0 fat.

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3/25/12 9:30 P

What I love best about Almond Breeze almond milk is you can get it totally unsweetened. I use original for adding to most recipes but for drinking or adding to sweeter recipes (like pancakes or something) I use vanilla, as even unsweetened it's very sweet tasting.

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3/25/12 9:27 P

Vanilla almond seems a bit sweet for me even though I drink vanilla soy. I would go with plain almond milk first. I prefer Almond Breeze for almond milk and Silk vanilla for soy. Enjoy! You will get addicted because no tummy aches like you can get drinking a full glass of cows milk and it's o much better in cereal.

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3/25/12 9:22 P

I just found rice milk on the supermarket shelves... anyone every try that? I'm leaning towards the almond milk for my first experiment. Should I go with regular or vanilla?

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3/25/12 11:44 A

I really don't like any of them. They are not the same as real dairy milk. And I drink so little milk, that when I do, I want the real thing.

I have tried almond and soy milk. If someone forced me to choose, I would pick almond. Soy milk tastes icky to me and there's that little allergy I have.

Good luck.

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3/25/12 10:40 A

The cheapest on the market is skimmilk - we are getting done purchasing expensive alternatives lactose free milk has been invented..

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3/25/12 10:33 A

I completely agreed with Yellowfahlia. None of them tastes like cows milk, but several of them are good.

Id suggest you try a few and see what suits you best.

Good luck.

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3/25/12 10:31 A

I don't think any of them taste like milk, but I prefer the taste of almond milk over the soy milk.

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3/25/12 10:14 A

I drink Silk Almond Unsweetened Vanilla (35 calories a cup) daily and have for months. I like it a LOT better compared to regular milk. I don't drink it by itself much, I mainly use it in oatmeal, shakes, etc. It has a nutty flavor to it though. I have tried soy but it's been a very long time.

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3/25/12 10:02 A

Sorry, I can't help you. But I know a lot of people drink soya milk and love it. Good luck.
Someone will have the answer for you on this site for sure.

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3/25/12 9:51 A

Which milk substitute tastes the best? I'm looking for the one that closely compares to milk.

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