I was deathly allergic to cows' milk as a child. I therefore never developed a taste for it. Tastes nasty to me, even now. Of course, I don't drink it - but it still gives a sort of "funky" taste to anything I might add it to.
Almond and coconut milks I *love*! I don't drink them straight up, though. I use them with something. You can get the vanilla versions, or you can add some flavorings. I love DaVinci™ syrups. They come in an incredible array of flavors, and I use them in vanilla drinks (like protein shakes, et al) a lot. A tiny bit packs a lot of flavor.
I agree that different brands do make a difference. I buy some from groceries which market their own brands when I can, since they're less expensive. But try some of the others. You might find you like another brand better.
I avoid soy anything at every opportunity. I already get too much soy in forms I can't even identify from other foods. From my research, and many comments around the 'net, soy is a Very Bad Thing, unless it's fermented. Just isn't worth it to me, since I have other options.
I hope you can find an almond or coconut milk you like!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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