Not everyone can handle milk. Sure, milk contains a great source of calcium, vitamins and minerals. But all the health benefits barely mean a thing if one has lactose intolerant. Thankfully, plant-based milk is your best alternative since it’s both lactose- and dairy-free. Among the popular dairy-free milk options available include almonds, soy and oats. So, if you are thinking of making the switch, below are the 8 plant-based milk brands you can buy online for a dairy-free alternative in alphabetical order.
1) 137 Degrees
Some of you might be wondering what’s up with the specific number “137” in its brand name. It turns out that “137” refers to Arisa Aramwatananont’s house number, the founder of the brand who happens to be lactose intolerant. 137 Degrees prides itself in its homemade-style, dairy-free milk alternative, covering nut-based varieties (almond, walnut & pistachio) and oat milk. The brand’s bestselling Almond Milk — available in Original and Unsweetened versions — is made from non-GMO whole almonds with no added nasties, namely cane sugar or preservatives.
2) Australia’s Own
No artificial colours, preservatives or flavours — that’s what you’ll get in every pack of Australia’s Own range of dairy-free milk. Take their Organic Almond Milk, for instance — they incorporate organic almonds with the sweetness of organic agave syrup. The nutty creaminess makes it suitable for mixing into your favourite smoothie or others, say, cereal. But if you prefer your almond milk naturally sweet, you can opt for the unsweetened one. Coffee lovers, in the meantime, can check out their creamy Barista series, offering the likes of oat and almond milk.
Enjoy having coffee with plant-based milk? Milklab has several ranges available, namely Almond Milk. Made with almonds sourced from Northwestern Victoria, Australia, the Milklab Almond Milk contains the distinct creaminess of the nuts that are best for frothing. They also have other dairy-free milk alternatives such as Coconut Milk, Macadamia Milk and silky-smooth Soy Milk. All of their plant-based milk varieties contain no gluten, artificial colours or preservatives.
Enjoy the smooth and creamy, non-GMO oat milk straight from Oatbedient’s Oat M!lk Barista. It froths easily, making it ideal for making coffee or simply enjoying it on its own. Oatbedient also offers convenient powdered varieties, which are packaged in sachet forms. Just pour the oat milk powder into your cup, add hot water, stir and enjoy. Perfect for on-the-go since they are easier to bring around. Oatbedient has three flavours available: the original Oat milk, Chocolate Oat Milk and Oat Milk with Oats & Chia Seeds. All of their products contain no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
The popular Oatly has been around since the 1990s. And that’s way before the plant-based milk craze skyrocketed in 2020. Their hip, eye-catching carton design aside, Oatly’s Oat Drink Barista Edition boasts the creamy and subtly sweet taste of oat milk. It froths well with coffee or latte while it doesn’t curdle or separate. And despite its name, this Oatly also goes well with cereal too (e.g. good ol’ cornflakes).
Oatside uses Australian oats for its range of oat milk. The reason? They are creamier and nuttier in taste and texture. Their oat milk range contains no usual nasties like preservatives or artificial flavourings. And no added sugar too. If you like coffee with oat milk, do try their Barista Blend. It’s rich, creamy but not overpowering and has the maltiness that blends well with your favourite coffee or latte. The Oatside Barista Blend is also good for frothing and foaming.
7) Sanitarium So Good
Hailing from Australia, Sanitarium So Good offers a wide range of dairy-free milk. This includes the likes of almonds, cashews, soy and oats. For instance, their So Good Almond Milk Original is packed with vitamins and calcium. It contains no gluten, artificial colours or flavours, making it ideal for health-conscious drinkers. Try incorporating one of their So Good dairy-free milk range into a bowl of cereal, overnight oats or coffee or even baking.
Ever try pea milk? It contains calcium, protein and vitamin D that are equivalent to regular cow’s milk minus the lactose, of course. Those who have gluten, nuts or soy allergies can enjoy pea milk since it’s devoid of any of them. You might want to check out Snappea, the homegrown brand that is renowned for its pea milk. They sourced the best quality non-GMO peas available in Canada. Snappea offers three flavours including Utterly Original Pea Milk, Richly Chocolate Pea Milk and Simply Unsweetened Pea Milk.