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Has anyone found a good substitute for liquid milk in recipes...something that doesn't affect taste or add some weird new taste to things?

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depends on the recipe and what you think 'weird' is. I'm totally serious. for making rice pudding, for instance, I'll use almond milk (vanilla). for making a cream soup, however, I'll use soy milk (unsweetened). for making pumpkin pie, I'll use almond or rice milk.

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depends on the recipe and what you think 'weird' is. I'm totally serious. for making rice pudding, for instance, I'll use almond milk (vanilla). for making a cream soup, however, I'll use soy milk (unsweetened). for making pumpkin pie, I'll use almond or rice milk.

I guess I'm looking for something similar to milk. I used to try rice milk on cereal but didn't like it. I tried soy milk in coffee and it had an added flavor I didn't particularly like. I've never tried almond milk....does it taste a lot like almond? Or like almond flavoring? Otherwise, I'd like to find something to substitute that won't change flavor to become totally different, I guess, if that's possible. When I would make cakes etc. if they had milk in them, you didn't necessarily get a "milk" flavor anywhere, but I'm not overly fond of soy, so I wouldn't want that flavor to dominate.

I wonder if water would be OK or if that would mess up texture etc.

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Have you tried Vance's DariFree? It is a potato based milk and when mixed and chilled it tastes very good poured on cereal. Works great in most recipes too. I think I even made pudding with it and it came out good.

You can order it at various online stores like Gluten Solutions, Gluten Free Pantry and Ener-G and more...

I started ordering it by the case directly from Vance's for my family of 4 when we were all dairy-free for a year.

http://www.vancesfoods.com/

I wouldn't bother with the chocolate Dari-Free, it is easier and cheaper just to make your own chocolate milk with a dairy-free cocoa powder mixed with the regular Dari-Free.

God bless,

Mariann

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Have you tried Vance's DariFree? It is a potato based milk and when mixed and chilled it tastes very good poured on cereal. Works great in most recipes too. I think I even made pudding with it and it came out good.

You can order it at various online stores like Gluten Solutions, Gluten Free Pantry and Ener-G and more...

I started ordering it by the case directly from Vance's for my family of 4 when we were all dairy-free for a year.

http://www.vancesfoods.com/

I wouldn't bother with the chocolate Dari-Free, it is easier and cheaper just to make your own chocolate milk with a dairy-free cocoa powder mixed with the regular Dari-Free.

God bless,

Mariann

I just ordered some this past week. Hasn't arrived yet, I'm looking forward to trying it. I called Vance's directly and was able to order 1 carton to try. I hope to be able to use it for pudding, hot chocolate, etc. I'm allergic to almonds and lately even rice milk has not agreed with me. No soy, either! When I saw it was potato based, I jumped on it :D

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We're no soy, almond or dairy. My dd became allergic to these and she has adjusted with substitutions well. I rotate between Vance's, rice milk and coconut milk depending on what I'm fixing. I've also noticed that I can sometimes substitute water, like in pancakes. The coconut milk is wondering for making creamy smoothies. I have also done great cream sauces and chowders with Vance's. :)

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I guess I'm looking for something similar to milk. I used to try rice milk on cereal but didn't like it. I tried soy milk in coffee and it had an added flavor I didn't particularly like. I've never tried almond milk....does it taste a lot like almond? Or like almond flavoring? Otherwise, I'd like to find something to substitute that won't change flavor to become totally different, I guess, if that's possible. When I would make cakes etc. if they had milk in them, you didn't necessarily get a "milk" flavor anywhere, but I'm not overly fond of soy, so I wouldn't want that flavor to dominate.

I wonder if water would be OK or if that would mess up texture etc.

well, check the flavor on the soy milks - you can get a lot of them. (I prefer silk unsweetened for cereal, otherwise it's just too sweet.) Rice milk doesn't work for cereal for me because I find the consistency too thin, and most of them are sweetened. Almond milk doesn't really taste like almonds (definitely not like almond extract or anything like that either), but is usually vanilla flavored. Recipes that call for a lot of milk may or may not work well with just water as the substitute. Unless your baking-chemistry saavy (which I'm not yet), you'll have to try it to see. You may be able to do half and half, and you may find that you don't notice the flavor of soy is a more flavorful cake.

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I've never tried almond milk....does it taste a lot like almond?

Otherwise, I'd like to find something to substitute that won't change flavor to become totally different, I guess, if that's possible. When I would make cakes etc. if they had milk in them, you didn't necessarily get a "milk" flavor anywhere, but I'm not overly fond of soy, so I wouldn't want that flavor to dominate.

I wonder if water would be OK or if that would mess up texture etc.

Plain almond milk (not the vanilla flavored) can taste slightly bitter. I don't like it in recipes - I can always taste it. Rice milk (I use Pacific Foods plain) works great in pancakes, muffins, cakes, etc., but it's too sweet for things like mashed potatoes. Water would affect the flavor and texture of baked goods - you'll have much better luck with rice milk. You can't taste it at all in baked goods, and it's even good in French Toast (at least my kids think so - I don't do eggs). I've been using it for 10 years.

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We like the Vance's Darifree here for baking as well. You can make it creamy or thin. My dd will not drink it alone, but I bake w/it and make smoothies for her.

I have also just subbed water instead of milk too. Depends on what you are making and how much liquid.

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Silk makes soy coffee creamer - i wonder if mixing a little with soy milk would make a thicker substitute - haven't tried it so don't know, but i guess worth a shot.

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I have used applesauce in place of milk in a spice cake before. It tasted really good, but that was in spice cake. It probably depends on what you're making.

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