Are you someone who prefers non-dairy milk alternatives? If so, you’re not alone. More and more people are making the choice due to dietary restriction or preference, avoiding animal-based foods, or simply because they like the taste.
You’ve probably seen the different non-dairy options on grocery store shelves. But did you know it’s quick and easy to make your own using your Vitamix blender? Not only will you be able to adjust the flavor to your preferences, but your fresh homemade non-dairy milk will have whole foods and no additives or preservatives, which can’t be said of many store-bought products.
Dairy-Free, Hassle-Free, and Easy to Use
One of the features people love about Vitamix blenders is that they power through nuts, seeds, and grains, which means many recipes don’t require straining. Right away, you’ll have a nice, creamy texture—and all the full nutrients from your whole foods—ready to go. Whichever kind of non-dairy milk you make, be sure to put it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and it should last for five to seven days.
Once you’ve made your alternative milk or cream, it’s easy to substitute it for dairy in recipes: it’s a 1:1 ratio, so no math involved! Feel free to experiment to see which non-dairy alternatives you prefer with your cereal and coffee, in your cooking and baking, and as a base for your smoothies and frozen treats.
Our Favorite Recipes
We’ve worked hard to create the best-tasting and best-textured non-dairy milk recipes, regardless of your personal needs and preferences:
- For a nut-free, dairy-free option, try our rice milk or oat milk recipes. (And know that we put a lot of time into the oat milk recipe to keep it from getting slimy like many homemade oat milks do).
- Our almond milk and cashew milk are great options for nut-based milk alternatives.
- Our coconut milk recipe is super-simple with just two ingredients.
- Soy milk requires a bit more prep work and soaking time, but it’s still easy to make, delicious, and definitely worth the extra effort.