Published by PETA.

Vegan milk makes some of the tastiest things in the world possible: cereal, lattes, and vegan ice cream—to name just a few—so it’s no wonder that the plant-based milk industry is booming. Not only are people becoming aware that cow’s milk is bad for you, they are also learning that the myth of happy cows strolling on a grassy knoll is a far cry from the real suffering that cows endure on dairy farms. Luckily, there are several types of vegan milks dominating store shelves at your local supermarket!

Vegan milk brands

Check out all these delicious possibilities:

1. Oat

It’s smooth, creamy, and tasty, and it’s sure to satisfy your needs, whether you drink it on its own, add it to coffee, or have it with your cereal. Oatly, Elmhurst 1925, Califia Farms, and Trader Joe’s are just a few of the brands on the oat boat—hop aboard!

2. Pea

Say “peas out” to cow’s milk, and give peas a chance! Ripple Foods’ pea-based milk is full of flavor and free of soy, nuts, and gluten.

3. Macadamia

Milkadamia, Royal Hawaiian Orchards, and Suncoast Gold are all great options for macadamia milk.

4. Tigernut

Tigernuts are actually small tubers, and they’re being used as the basis of a plant-based milk by Organic Gemini. Did you say the words “chocolate horchata”?

5. Soy

Soymilk started it all and tastes as good as it ever did.

6. Almond

We’re digging the Califia Farms brand, which also offers premade drinks such as cold brew and an almond-milk blend, specifically for baristas.

7. Cashew

You have to try Elmhurst 1925’s luscious cashew milk, like right now.

 8. Coconut

Brands such as Califia, Trader Joe’s, Pacific, and Rebel Kitchen have started a coconut milk trend that looks like it’s here to stay.

9. Rice

Rice milk is a great option for those who avoid soy or nuts.

10. Hemp

Living Harvest and Pacific both offer creamy and compassionate hemp-based milks.

11. Hazelnut

Are hazelnuts the most underrated nut? They’re full of fiber, vitamin E, and folate (a B vitamin), so be sure to try Pacific’s hazelnut milk.

12. Flax

Good Karma knows that flax is packed with healthy omega-3s, and its flax milk products also contain 5 grams of protein per serving.


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